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 Melbourne on Tuesday 1 March 2022.


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


Merlin Kong

LASA’s Centre for Workforce Development and Innovation

John Casey

Live Life Foods

Isla Hampton

Meaningful Ageing Australia

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

Tibor Paller

Tibor's Kitchen

Ysabel Liley

Plena Healthcare

Mary Whelan

Food Service Advisor

Joel Feren

That Nutrition Guy

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 change



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


Food, nutrition and well-being



Taking a food-first approach


Catering to the home care market


Conference conclusion and key take-aways

Aged Care Catering Summit

  • 9am – 3.30pm Tuesday 1 March 2022, 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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