The Ideas Feast - SOLD OUT

Friday 8 September
12pm to 3.30pm


Craft & Co

390 Smith Street
Collingwood, VIC 3066

Step into the Craft & Co in Collingwood – an innovative dining space incorporating an eatery, cafe, bar, micro-brewery, distillery, winery, cheese & meat rooms, coffee roaster & store.  The day commences with some valuable networking time with key tourism and hospitality guests whilst tasting your way through the best of their in-house produced goods. 

Next, you’ll be seated at a gourmet feast whilst engaging in robust conversations with our panel of guests on the topic of food tourism.  The recent success of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards has allowed Melbourne’s food offering to be showcased to the world.  TripAdvisor rates Melbourne No.1 for dining above Sydney, Rome and Paris.

Our panel comprising of a key chef, restaurant owner and food blogger will discuss how we in the visitor industry can capitalise on our reputation for food excellence. 

Announcing our guest panelists for this very special gourmet dining experience and conversation event. Expect a sumptuous gourmet lunch and robust conversations with our panel of guests on the topic of food tourism! 

Frank Bischoff: Director Food and Beverage - Arts Centre Melbourne

Lyndsay Sharp: Director Marketing, Sales and Hospitality - The Sharp Group

Scott Pickett: Chef, Restauranteur, and Author

Larissa Dubecki: Food Writer and Restaurant Critic

Robert Clifford: Managing Director of Alto Cibum (High Food) Hospitality Consultants

We’ll discuss how food is intrinsically linked with authenticity and identity of a destination and how food experiences influence visitors. We’ll look at how we can attract more high yield visitors and we’ll cook up a plan that ensures the visitor economy can collaborate to maximise every opportunity that our reputable food reputation brings.



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