Café School

Take away ideas for your takeaway!

The café and food-to-go market has boomed over the last decade and now represents a $17 billion annual spend. It is an exciting sector with increasing sophistication and competition. 

Café School is a popular stage with free demonstrations running every hour. Free workshops help cafes and takeaways expand their menu and boost their bottom line. You can hear the speakers, learn about new trends and taste new products.There will be great 'goodie bags' for each session, thanks to sponsors Milklab, Parmalat, Mission Foods, Fina Foods, Borthwick Foods, Green Bean Packaging and Smeg.

Entry is free for the first 50 guests to each session. There is no booking required. Just come along to the show and take a seat 5-10 minutes before each workshop.


10.15am Coffee tips, tricks and snacks Tips, tricks and snacks from Melbourne’s best baristas
11.15am Plant-based food Inspirations The hottest trends with plant-based food innovation and inspiration, smoothies
12 noon All day menus Use your pantry for all day dining options, with a focus on wraps, flat breads, smallgoods and slow cooks, all packaged ready to go
12.45pm Lunch time trends to grab and goWhat’s hot for lunch? Menu ideas that are trending around the world
1.30pm SandwichesNew ways to spice up a sandwich 
2.15pm Dairy-free coffeeTexturing and stretching dairy-free milk to create great-tasting coffee
3pm Pizza Grab a slice of pizza knowledge and enhance your menus with profitable pizza ideas
3.45pmSomething sweetPresenting the latest in cafe desserts, cakes, slices and cookie trends

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