Step into the Craft & Co in Collingwood – an innovative dining space
Friday 8 September 12.00pm-3.30pm
Step into the Craft & Co in Collingwood – an innovative dining space incorporating an eatery, cafe, bar, micro-brewery, distillery, winery, cheese and meat rooms, coffee roaster and 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.