Conference to focus on catering for a new generation of Queensland seniors

Media release 4 July 2018

Conference to focus on catering for a new generation of Queensland seniors

The booming aged care sector is experiencing huge changes in the way meals are presented and served, in order to meet the high expectations of its new generation of clients.

That’s why attending the Aged Care Catering Summit on Monday 6 August at Food & Hospitality Queensland is a must for anyone catering for seniors.

This topical conference will be held alongside Food & Hospitality Queensland trade show and feature industry leaders and experts speaking on a range of topics including dining trends, nutrition, innovations in equipment and technology, consistency and compliance, and much more.

“The Baby Boomers now entering aged care in all its forms are largely educated and sophisticated; many are avid diners and connoisseurs who will not tolerate a foodservice offering that is seen as institutional,” says Tim Collett, Food & Hospitality Queensland’s Event Director. “At this unique event, you’ll hear from leaders in the industry on innovation, trends, nutrition and how to stay ahead of this changing demographic.”

The Aged Care Catering Summit is aimed directly at general managers, catering managers, chefs, facility managers, nutritionists, commercial caterers, consultants, suppliers, and all those working in aged care hospitality. Delegates will hear from industry leaders and experts on how to make changes, big and small, and how to improve their business offering as well as the bottom line.

“This is an important conference for all who wish to ensure healthy, nutritional dining options that meet the demands for our fast-growing ageing population,” says John Casey, National Food Services Manager for aged care provider Aveo, who will be speaking at the summit.

“I look forward to sharing insights from my experience catering for 13,000 residents at 80 retirement communities, as well as gaining new ideas from a great lineup of specialists.”

In addition to Casey, speakers at the summit will include inspiring industry leaders such as: Cherie Hugo – Founder, The Lantern Project Lynn James – CEO, Maggie Beer Foundation Guy Luscombe – System Architects & the AGEncy Project Jo Cleary – Dining Experience Specialists Anne Schneyder – Nutrition Professionals Australia Rodger Graf – Creative Cuisine Peter Kelly – National Corporate Chef, RATIONAL Australia Tibor Paller – Tibor’s Kitchen.

Topics include central kitchens versus cook fresh, the changing face of the dining room, onsite cafes, nutrition, risk, trends and innovation in equipment and technology.

“All delegates will have the opportunity to ask questions and contribute their thoughts on current industry issues,” says Collett. “It will be a day of sharing ideas, inspiration and practical advice.”

Aged Care Catering Summit

9am – 3.30pm, Monday 6 August 2018 Food & Hospitality Queensland Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Full day including all sessions, light lunch and entry to expo $249

For easy registration go to For more information contact Kirsty Hunt at Specialised Events on 03 9999 5460.


Caption: Cherie Hugo from The Lantern Project will discuss dining trends for seniors at the Aged Care Catering Summit.

Media Contact:

Kirsty Hunt

M 0419 525 796


Event Contact:

Tim Collett, Exhibition Director

T 03 9999 5462