The specialty and fancy food show


FANTASTIC FOOD+DRINK is the definitive trade event for blending fresh ideas, the latest trends and new distribution channels with two days of focused buying, selling and education. FANTASTIC FOOD+DRINK is your chance to capitalise on the growing categories of specialty, premium and gourmet foods and craft beverage.

Specialty Masterclasses Announced

Free to attend, and first come first served, each masterclass deep dives into globally trending products that consumers are craving and menu’s and shelves should be capitalising on. Click here to learn more about our masterclasses!


Specialty Cheese Providores

Specialty Cheese Providores

The popularity of gourmet and specialty cheese is growing as consumers look beyond traditional varieties for indulgent and tastier products. The Specialty Cheese Providores area of the show connects you directly with specialty cheesemakers and suppliers of local and international specialty cheese.


Specialty Chocolate Specialty Chocolate Showcase

Rising consumer demand for high quality, artisanal chocolates creates an opportunity for you to surprise and delight your customers. The Specialty Chocolate Showcase gathers the best local and international chocolate producers in one place so you can source, taste and experience the very best in premium, gourmet and handmade chocolates, truffles and confectionery products.


Craft and Boutique Beer

Rising taste for craft beers, artisan handcrafted spirits and specialty wine is an untapped opportunity for you to win new customers by differentiating your offering. Whether you’re looking for gluten-free beer or organic wine, the Craft Beverage Alley will connect you with craft brewers, distillers and merchants who are eager to win your business and broaden their sales channels.


Gourmet Gifts

Whether you’re a buyer for a gift shop, department store or gourmet website, you’ll find truly exceptional gourmet food products at FANTASTIC FOOD+DRINK. Discover fancy foods, from local and regional foodmakers who bring innovation and high standards to the products they create. No other trade event has the widest selection of premium fine food and beverages that make for the perfect inclusion in any gift basket or gourmet food hamper.


Olives of the world

A unique opportunity to learn while sampling a wide variety of olive oils and table olives. Experience what Australia and the far-flung corners of the world have to offer. Be guided through what you need to know about olive oil – from production, through regions, varieties, and types to the final use at your family dinner table.



The Fantastic Taste Awards honour the best in specialty food and drink products. The Awards recognise the innovators and game-changers in their category, and provide great exposure to thousands of food buyers from supermarkets, specialty retailers, foodservice, distributors, and the press.



Most Innovative Food Product – Offaly Good Food

Offaly Good Food focuses on product quality, using mainly organic, local ingredients to create our nutrient dense and offaly good pâté. Each jar is handmade in Melbourne with 100% ethical and sustainable ingredients. We cook and seal each jar with organic coconut oil, making our pâté gluten and dairy free.

Best Alcoholic Beverage – Spreyton Fresh Pear Cider

Spreyton Fresh is a family run business located in North West Tasmania. As a tree to bottle producer, they produce everything apple on their pristine orchards! From Fresh Fruit to Juices, Ciders, Vinegars and just for fun some great Tasting Ginger Beers!

Best Product Packaging – Yarra Valley Gourmet Foods

Home of the Yarra Valley’s favourite preserves, Yarra Valley Gourmet Food brings together the freshest local produce in an inspired and beautifully packaged collection of gourmet salad dressings, jams, mustards, cordials, chutneys, vinegars, and oils. Produced in small batches from the finest ingredients, we make simple food with extraordinary flavour.

Best New Product – Hepburn Black Garlic

Hepburn is a family run farm located in McLaren Vale SA growing gourmet quality Australian purple garlic. Specialising in the fermentation process to produce Black garlic, an amazing and unique ingredient that has wonderful health benefits and can be incorporated into a large range of gourmet dishes.

Best Stand Under 12sqm – Random Harvest Gourmet

Random Harvest Gourmet is Australia’s leading Gourmet Food Gifting Brand Australian Made and Gluten Free the range includes Mustards, Tapenades, Chutneys, Bruschettas, Smoked Salts, Balsamics, Dukkahs, BBQ Rubs, Jams, Dessert Sauces and Confectionery all in individual jars or beautifully presented gift packs.

Best stand over 12sqm – KJ & Co: Hart & Soul 

KJ&CO. Brands own and distribute some of Australia’s much loved brands. Finely tuning the right recipe with the consumer at heart, we invest time and passion to build progressive and meaningful products for the market.


The Fantastic Products Showcase features what’s hot and what’s new in the world of specialty and fancy food. It’s a convenient way for you to zero in on the not-to-be-missed products being exhibited at FANTASTIC FOOD+DRINK. Scan the products in the showcase then head off to the exhibitors stand to sample the products first hand.