Aged Care Catering Summit

Improving aged care hospitality

As an industry, Aged Care has a lot to think about: Covid-19, the Royal Commission, new standards, audits and more. The Aged Care Catering Summit will provide expert speakers to help you stay up-to-date and make informed decisions. The demands and expectations of Australia’s booming aged care sector are evolving and we are seeing huge changes in the way meals are prepared and served. At the Aged Care Catering Summit the industry will reconnect, share stories and learn from leaders.

With its vibrant speaker program and networking opportunities, this conference will be held as part of the Foodservice Australia trade show and is a high profile event on the aged care hospitality calendar. It will be held in Melbourne on Tuesday 29 June 2021.

Who should attend?

The Summit is ideal for general managers, catering managers, facility managers, chefs, nutritionists, commercial caterers, consultants and suppliers. Really it is for anyone involved in catering to these important older consumers. It is affordably priced so that you can bring the whole team.

Who is speaking?

Dr Cherie Hugo

The Lantern Project

Dr Melanie Wroth

Australian Aged Care Quality & Safety Commission

Bernadette Dutton

Plena Healthcare

Ellis Wilkinson

CCI Group Purchasing

Sean Cunnington


John Casey

Live Life Foods

Klaus Zimmermann AM

Southern Cross Aged Care SA/NT Inc; HESTA Superannuation Fund, ISPT Super Property Trust, Masonic Care Tasmania Inc, CEO - Commonwealth Association for the Ageing Ltd

Bernadette Eriksen

Flavour Creations

Roxanne Tan


Peter Fleet

Barwon Health

Tawnya Bahr

Straight to the Source

The summit will start with an industry overview followed by practical sessions on nutrition, innovation,  dysphagia, consumer dignity and choice, kitchen equipment, the Royal Commission and more. It will be a day of sharing ideas, inspiration and practical advice.

The program




Registration and coffee





Positive changes as a result of 2020



Industry direction and overview 


Morning tea



Dining with dysphagia


Planning for the next emergency


Trends and innovation in aged care dining


Lunch, and a visit to Foodservice Australia


Cooking demonstration



A food-first approach


What does the Royal Commission mean for all of us


Conference conclusion and key take-aways

Aged Care Catering Summit

  • 9am – 3.30pm Tuesday 29 June 2021, MCEC Melbourne

Full day including all sessions, two course restaurant-showcase, sit down lunch and entry to the tradeshow only $249

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