Food SA ENews, January 2014

CEO CONNECT WITH CATHERINE BARNETT

SAVE THE DATES FOR OUR COMING EVENTS

Welcome to the new year! The Food SA calendar of events for 2014 is now available. Save the dates to ensure you don’t miss any workshops, programs, tours, tradeshows and networking events that will help grow your business. The popular annual Hall of Fame breakfast, Think Food, Food SA Summit and the SA Food Industry Awards program of events are all back in 2014. We also introduce On the road with Food SA, a full day tour visiting numerous award winning SA food companies, as well as a visit to a world first centre of innovation, Mondelez Asia Pacific Confectionery Centre of Excellence.

BREAKFAST WITH THE ICONIC HALL OF FAMERS

The popular Hall of Fame breakfast is on again on Friday 14 February 2014 at the Adelaide Convention Centre, providing a unique opportunity to meet and talk with the leaders of businesses inducted into the SA Food Industry Awards Hall of Fame. This includes iconic businesses; Coopers Brewery, San Remo, Bickford’s Australia, Drake Supermarkets, Angelakis Brothers, Beerenberg Farm, Thomas Foods International, Haigh’s Chocolates and Robern Menz. Guests will be seated at tables with two rotating leaders for 30 minutes each, so you can ask questions, be inspired, and network in an intimate setting. Don’t miss out, book today!

ARE YOU THINKING OF NEW DISTRIBUTORS THIS YEAR?

Think Food, South Australia’s only dedicated tradeshow is on again Tuesday 29 April 2014 at the Adelaide Festival Centre. In its fifth year Think Food is a proven cost effective event to help businesses increase distribution and sales in new and existing markets. Local, interstate and international buyers attending will include; retailers, distributors, purchasing managers, chefs, caterers, tourism operators, media and more. This year Think Food has partnered with Tasting Australia to ensure visits from national and international chefs, as well as the Industry Capability Network (ICN SA) (Government of SA department buyers) who will invite major resource companies, defence procurers and selected state government agencies to learn about what local food suppliers can supply. Book today to exhibit at early bird rates or attend as a buyer!

TICKET OFFER FOR CELLAR DOOR FESTIVAL

The multi award winning Cellar Door Wine Festival – Adelaide will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre Friday 14 to Sunday 16 February 2014. Join the festivities and discover thousands of wines from 150+ of SA’s favourite cellar doors and taste the finest selection of SA regional produce. Tantalise your tastebuds with unlimited wine tastings, food sampling whilst experiencing the best SA has to offer. As a supporter of Food SA, you are eligible for discounted Festival entry tickets! To redeem the discounted rate of $25 pp general admission, go to www.cellardoorfestival.com click on the single entry ticket then select the day they wish to attend. Then enter the promo code FOODSA (all one word and in capitals), where directed to, to receive the discount.

SAD LOSS FOR INDUSTRY

We are all very saddened by the loss of Duncan MacGillivray this week. Duncan was an innovative entrepreneur, leader and significant contributor to the State's food and beverage industry and will be sorely missed. Condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

FAREWELLS FROM FOOD SA

Food SA, PIRSA and the SA food industry farewell Linda Kwok next week and thank her for an invaluable contribution over the past 20 years in building and facilitating food companies and industry with her expertise. Linda conveys her sincere thanks to everyone she has worked with over the years for their support, trust, encouragement and positivity. Katie Dawkins has also left the Food SA team recently and we congratulate her on the arrival of a baby daughter. Find out more about the Food SA team and who to contact.


MEET OUR MEMBER: WAKEFIELD GRANGE

A family owned and operated business, Wakefield Grange is located on the lush western slopes of the Fleurieu Peninsula. Wakfield Grange provides SA consumers with premium quality 100% grass-fed beef and lamb direct from their paddock to your plate! Nathen & Sophie Wakefield, share insight into their greatest challenge, inspiration and three things we don't yet know about them.

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This entry was posted in ENews, Food South Australia News on Thursday, January 16th, 2014

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