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 Café School at Food & Hospitality Queensland is a popular stage with demonstrations running every hour. Free workshops help cafes and takeaways expand their menu and boost their bottom line. You can hear the speakers, learn about new trends and taste new products.

Entry is free for the first 50 guests to each session. There is no booking required. Just come along to the show and take a seat 5-10 minutes before each workshop.

2023 Program included:

9.30am What does the future look like for coffee?What high-performance technology is filtering down to your local brew hub.
10.30am Booming bottomless brunch trade
Offering value without breaking the bank.
11.30am Benefits of a good sandwich Strengthen your bottom line with the lunchtime staple.
12.30pm Rise of plant-based optionsHow 1 plant-based product can feed them all.
1.30 pm Street food trends
What’s hot for lunch? Menu ideas that are trending around the world.
2.30pm Influencing your social media Making socials work for your business.
3.30pm Something sweet
What makes the best Queensland Tart? 5 top tips for making great 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