Aged Care Catering Summit

Improving aged care hospitality

Catering to older consumers is becoming increasingly important and challenging.

The aging population is demanding a better food offer while regulations get tougher and budgets remain tight.

This important industry event will offer you expert advice on consumer trends, menu design, kitchen technology and more. Register now to hear from experts and access the latest information.

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 Sydney on Tuesday 21 May 2024.

The cost to attend is $249 inc GST. 


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.

2024 Speakers include:

Jessica Zilujko

Food, Nutrition and Dining Unit - Age Care Quality & Safety Commission

Sally McCray


Luke Mangan


Sue Hydes

Centre for Dementia Learning

Ingrid Roche

National Allergy Council

Julie Dundon

Nutrition Professionals Australia

John Casey

Live Life Foods

Dr Cherie Hugo

The Lantern Alliance

Sean Cunnington


Rodger Graf


Tawnya Bahr

Straight to the Source

2024 Program includes:


Registration and coffee


Introduction and Welcome

Tawnya Bahr - Straight To The Source

What is the commission doing to improve food, nutrition and the dining experience in aged care?

Jessica Zilujko - Director, Food, Nutrition and Dining unit - Age Care Quality and Safety Commission

What can we learn from The Maggie Beer Foundation menu appraisal process?

Julie Dundon - Nutrition Professionals Australia

Effective strategies and practices for dining with dementia

Sue Hydes - Centre for Dementia Learning


Morning tea

Chefs and Dietitians Working Together... What Can’t They Do?

Luke Mangan - Restaurateur

Sally McCray - Director Dietetics and Foodservices Mater Health

Are you ready for the food allergy wave?

Ingrid Roche – National Allergy Council


Lunch and visit to Foodservice Australia

Food, Nutrition and Diet performance case studies

Cherie Hugo - The Lantern Alliance

Combining freshly cooked and prepared foods to super charge your kitchen.

Rodger Graf – Creative Cuisine

Sean Cunnington – Unox

Maximising kitchen efficiency with design and technology.

Summit Conclusion

Tawnya Bahr - Straight To The Source

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