The Natural, Organic & Healthy Products Expo


FANTASTIC FOOD+DRINK is the definitive new 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.



More and more Australian farmers are creating their own premium and local brands, and they want to supply direct to retailers and chefs. Taste the Farm is a unique opportunity for you to meet these farmers and source premium meat, dairy and other farm-fresh produce.


This dedicated area is packed full of up-and-coming artisan producers brimming with passion and entrepreneurial flair. Here you will find over 40 new businesses showcasing their gourmet creations, unique flavours and specialty beverages, which your customers will love.


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.

Olives of the World

Olives of the World is The Olive Experience – 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.
  • Learn how to taste and evaluate olive oils; refresh your knowledge on storage and usage.
  • Experience the diversity of table olive varieties from around the world and understand the differences in production methods and how this delivers in the final product

Olives of the World Master Class
Experience olives and oil from around the world as you’re guided through different varieties, tastes and regions at the tasting bar. Run by experienced and knowledgeable olive experts, you’ll learn all about table olives, olive oils and olive oil infusions. Including, how to taste olive oil, how it is made, the different grades, how to pick and store olives and what olive oils to pair with certain foods.

Sunday 4 June 2017 Monday 5 June 2017
11:00am 11:00am
1:00pm 1:00pm
4:00pm 4:00pm

Who is the AOOA?  
The Australian Olive Oil Association is a not-for-profit organisation whose membership includes companies distributing some of the world’s finest olive oils and table olives in Australia, both imported and Australian products.  Our mission is the promotion of usage, consumer education, international quality standards and fair competition in the Australian olive oil and table olive industry. We represent a membership that is open to all industry stakeholders, including producers, importers, distributors and trade organisations and have been a proud participant for over 20 years in the global quality monitoring program of the International Olive Council.


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.


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.


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.


Whether you’re a buyer for a gift shop, department store or gourmet website, you’ll find truly exceptional and amazing 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.


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.