Fine Food Australia, the largest foodservice trade show in the country, is this year launching a Women in Foodservice morning tea to help connect and inspire women in all facets of the food industry.
Running on Wednesday 17 September from 10.30am to 12.30pm, the morning tea will also raise funds for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and Feed Melbourne Appeal.
The event will bring together leading women from across the industry, including Carolyn Creswell, founder of Carman's Kitchen and 2012 Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year, and Jacky Magid, sales manager at Charlie’s Cookies.
Minnie Constan, exhibition manager at Diversified Exhibitions, which runs Fine Food Australia, said the event aims to show woman that it’s possible for them to reach senior management positions.
"Internationally, the lack of women in leadership roles within the food service industry has long been an issue, but women have made – and continue to make – a big mark on the food service industry, and we wanted to acknowledge that.
“Women make up around 60 percent of food prep managers and service workers but we're not very well represented in senior teams. Fine Food Australia wanted to give women in food service in Australia the opportunity to hear from women who have made it to that senior level – and when you consider that many women in our industry are juggling the demands of family as well as careers, what they bring to the sector is even more impressive,” she said.
For more information on the Women in Foodservice morning tea, click here.