Category: Capability Building

Symposium – Turning food waste into $$$$s

8 am to 12.30 pm, Thursday 19 July 2018
Open your mind to biomass valorisation…
The Monash Food Innovation Centre vision is to feed 9 billion people a healthy and sustainable diet within planetary boundaries.*
Sustainable food production incorporates the efficient use of products and waste streams throughout the supply chain. This […]

Victoria’s new kilojoule labelling laws

Information is now available for families to make healthier food choices, with new kilojoule labelling laws coming into effect this week.
From 1 May, large Victorian fast food and supermarket chains are required to display the kilojoule content of ready-to-eat food and drinks, along with the average adult daily energy intake of 8,700 […]

Reformulation Readiness – What Food Manufacturers Need to Know

Image courtesy of Delicious magazine
Free Breakfast Event – 7.15 am to 9.30 am 19 June 2018
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Renowned Australian chef and restaurateur, Tobie Puttock – a passionate advocate for health and nutrition – will headline a panel of leading food industry experts and Australian manufacturers who will share their experience and […]

Dunnet Bay Distillers – Innovation partnership lessons from Scotland

[Story from Interface, UK].
Dunnet Bay Distillers is a microdistillery located in Dunnet Bay on the coastline of the North Sea.  They produce award-winning Rock Rose Gin and Holy Grass Vodka.
The aim of this distillery is to develop a range of distilled products with a focus on locally sourced raw materials.  […]

Institute of Gastronomy on the menu for Daylesford

A new one-of-a-kind food education institution may be on the cards for Daylesford, led by restaurant doyenne Alla Wolf-Tasker (pictured).
[Story written by Georgina Jerums for the Victorian Connection].
Alla Wolf-Tasker AM – the co-owner and legendary culinary director of the internationally lauded Lake House in Daylesford, which opened more than […]

Wimmera’s New AgTech Skills Initiative

The Victorian Government will partner with Birchip Cropping Group and Longerenong College to deliver an agricultural skills and training initiative in the heart of the Wimmera.
Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford announced $578,000 for the first stage of the Agriculture Technology Innovation, Development and Extension program (AgTIDE) – a […]

Apply Now: Rocket Seeder Spring Crop 18 Accelerator Program

Pictured: Rocket Seeder Spring Crop 17 graduates – Farmwall (image copyrighted to Rocket Seeder)
Are you or someone you know working on a food or agriculture business idea or start-up?
Rocket Seeder’s next 14-week start-up accelerator program – Spring Crop 18 – will run from 27 August to 26 November.
Applications are open until 12 August.
Apply Now or forward […]

More of Rocket Seeder’s Autumn Crop 18

Photo copyrighted to Rocket Seeder Limited.
The Rocket Seeder Autumn Crop 18 comprises 10 great new food and agriculture startups. We introduced readers to three of them back in April.
The group is now eight weeks into the Rocket Seeder program and making great progress developing their pitch and testing their business model assumptions. […]

Monash Food Network Expo

Monash Food Innovation Centre is hosting a star-studded Food Network Expo at Monash Clayton on Tuesday 5 June 2018.
The exhibition is for everyone interested in the food business looking to upskill and network.
Connect and consult with a range of exhibitors on topics including sensory evaluation of food quality and preference, entrepreneurship, country of origin labelling and branding.
An […]

Turning the Tables to teach children positive food habits

The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation has launched a new fundraising campaign – Turning the Tables.
From 1–31 May 2018, partner restaurants will gather $1 donations from participating patrons.
All money raised goes directly to teaching children positive food habits for life.
Restaurant partners include Billy Kwong in Sydney, Taxi in Melbourne and […]