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.

Each year the popular Café School runs at the show with free seminars and competitions. There are also great prizes thanks to sponsors Milklab, Parmalat, Mission Foods, Fina Foods, Borthwick Foods and Green Bean Packaging.

These free workshops help cafes and takeaways expand their menu and boost their bottom line. You can hear the speakers and literally try out the new products.

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 Smoothies & bowls Innovative and healthy breakfast options featuring smoothies and brekkie bowls
12 noon All day menus Use your pantry for all day dining options, focus on wraps, flat breads, smallgoods and slow cooks
12.45pm Lunch time trends to take-away What’s hot for lunch? Peter Wright shares menu ideas that are trending around the world
1.30pm Vegan friendly The hottest trends with plant-based food innovation and inspiration 
2.15pm PizzaGrab a slice of pizza knowledge and enhance your menus with profitable ideas
3pm Something sweet The new-world of ice-cream and gelati desserts and beverage options
3.45pm Perfect cheese pairings The perfect cheese platter and how to pair with wines

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