Café School

Take away ideas for your cafe!

The café and food-to-go market has boomed over the last decade and now represents a $20 billion annual spend. It is an exciting sector with increasing sophistication and competition.

The Brisbane Café School is a popular stage with demonstrations running every hour. Free workshops will help you expand your menu and boost your bottom line. You can learn about new trends, taste new products and meet the speakers.

The theatre is located on the expo floor. Entry is free for the first 50 guests and no booking is required. Just come along and take a seat 5 minutes before each workshop.

2023 Program included:

9.30am What is the future of coffee?What high-performance technology can help you brew a better coffee?
10.30am Booming bottomless brunch trade
Offering value to customers and making a better return.
11.30am Benefits of a good sandwich Strengthen your bottom line with the lunchtime staple.
12.30pm Rise of plant-based optionsHow one plant-based product can feed them all.
1.30 pm Street food trends
What’s hot for lunch? Menu ideas trending around the world.
2.30pm Influencing your social media Making socials work for your business.
3.30pm Something sweet
What makes Queensland best tart? Five top tips for making pastries.

Raihaan Esat

General Manager, International Coffee Traders

Warren Jones

Director Foodservice Sales, Mission Foods

Renèe Rogers

Sales Director, All G Foods

Allan Henry John

Social Media and Digital Marketing Educator, TAFE QLD

Liam McLaughlin


Nicholas Kalogeropoulos

International Caterer/Hospitality Consultant, CALIBRE FEASTS

Jamie Randall

CHEF, La Rose Noire