Chocolate Week
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – Oct 7 @ 11:59 pm
Chocolate Week

Chocolate Week is designed to highlight the phenomenal talent we have in New Zealand who create with chocolate, make chocolate or just have a love affair with chocolate.

New Zealand has an strong emerging chocolate industry with bear-to-bar producers and chocolatiers through to those creating making amazing desserts, milks, hot drinks, beers, ice cream and much more!

NZ Chocolate Week is here to encourage Kiwi’s to support these businesses, from the big cities through to producers doing great things in the regions. We want to help you understand the differences in chocolate production and just how much works really goes into bringing you that delicious end-product.

Most importantly, we are here to help you get the very best chocolate experience possible. Keep an eye out for events, features and much more as we head into NZ Chocolate Week, 1-7 October 2019.

To find out more about the chocolate events going on in your region, just click on the ‘Events in your area’ box above, register for emails on cool chocolate events in your area…get involved, learn, taste and support your local talent!

Chocolatiers, Chocolate Makers, Restaurants, Cafes, Schools, Bakeries and other can get involved by listing your event at the tab above ‘List Event’ to sell tickets, receive promotion and educate on your invovlement with this exciting national event!

The Chocolate and Coffee Show @ The Cloud
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – Oct 6 @ 4:00 pm

New Zealand’s biggest celebration of chocolate, coffee and tasty treats is back at The Cloud, 5 and 6 October 2019 on both days from 9am – 4pm.

Limited Early Bird tickets on sale now and exclusive tickets to the VIP Lounge…yes, you asked for it and its back!

Join the very best of New Zealand’s craft, artisan and boutique producers for two delicious days where you can sample, purchase and explore the lastest products innovations and give your tastebuds a real treat.

Plus amazing Masterclass experiences with NZ’s leading Chocolate and Coffee gurus, 60-90 minute sessions only $45.00 – $55.00 including event entry.

For Kids Only we have very limited spots in our 45 minute Mini-Masterclasses with Little Cooks, learn about buttercream icing and take home 2 cupcake creations $25.00 online or at the door

Over 80 exhibitors with the very best of New Zealand’s Artisan chocolatiers, coffee roasters and producers of amazing tasty treats, the big names through to new craft businesses will be there to bring you an entertaining day to remember!

And of course there will loads of samples and show specials to get your tastebuds tingling!

Take away tips and tricks from The Experts in our free Demonstration Kitchen and Barista Zone presentations.

Learn from the chocolate and coffee guru’s in our series of exclusive Masterclasses, running both days and limited to only 18 people per session…these sold out last year, more info coming soon!

You can also check out the winners of the NZ Chocolate Awards 2018 and explore through our bigger and brighter Artisan Marketplace.

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Anuga @ Koelnmesse
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – Oct 9 @ 5:00 pm
Anuga @ Koelnmesse

In the world of food and beverages there is no way around Anuga. The world’s largest trade fair is the most important industry meeting point as the figures of 2017 once again impressively demonstrate: with 7,405 exhibitors and around 165,000 visitors, it is clearly the number one event!

Anyone who didn’t attend, missed the most important global trends and will have to wait until 2019. From 05 – 09 October 2019, Anuga will once more present everything that is important for the international trade audience.

With ten trade shows, eleven trend themes, an informative event and congress programme and the largest participation of exhibitors, it will be the number one event again.

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World Cheese Awards @ Bergamo, Italy
Oct 18 @ 8:00 am
World Cheese Awards @ Bergamo, Italy

A truly global cheese event, the World Cheese Awards has been bringing together cheesemakers, retailers, buyers, consumers and food commentators worldwide for over three decades.

The World Cheese Awards will visit Italy for the first time, taking place in Bergamo on Friday 18 October 2019, as part of the city’s annual FORME cheese festival.

Announced on Thursday 17 January at the Palazzo Regione Lombardia in Milan, the main seat of the government for the Lombardy region, the news will see the planet’s largest cheese-only competition join a four day celebration of cheese in the Medieval heart of Bergamo.

Following an epic edition of the World Cheese Awards in Bergen, Norway in November 2018, where records were broken across the board with 3,472 cheeses from 41 different countries being judged in a single day, the 32nd edition will now be staged in the Capitale Europea dei Formaggi. Reaching out to cheesemakers and cheese experts in every corner of the globe, this year’s line-up is set to be bigger and more diverse than ever before.

The FORME festival itself will take consumer and trade visitors on a dairy journey, featuring tastings, panel discussions, training sessions, markets and an exhibition of all 50 Italian DOP cheeses. New to FORME this year is the B2Cheese fair, an international cheese expo for industry professionals, including producers, buyers, importers, distributors, journalists and opinion leaders in the cheese sector

NZ Food Awards
Oct 23 @ 12:00 pm
NZ Food Awards

The ultimate celebration of innovation and excellence in New Zealand food and beverage.

For more than 30 years the New Zealand Food Awards has given food and beverage producers of our small nation the opportunity to showcase just how big they can be.

With ongoing themes of innovation and creativity, and strong ties to Massey University, the Food Awards quality mark remains the peak of excellence in New Zealand’s food and beverage industry. The annual programme aims to showcase our artisanal producers and large-scale food and beverage manufacturers.

Since inception by Massey University and New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology Inc. in 1987, the awards have celebrated New Zealand’s finest food innovations.

Each season includes an application period, a thorough judging phase and a finalist announcement, which culminates in a spectacular winner’s announcement gala dinner on October 23 2019.

FGC Conference @ Crown Metropol
Nov 6 @ 8:30 am – Nov 8 @ 5:30 pm
FGC Conference @ Crown Metropol

The Crown Metropol, Melbourne has been chosen as the venue for the 2019 Annual Conference.

Confirmed dates are Wednesday 6 to Friday 8 November 2019.

Only FGC members are eligible to attend conference.

Fine Food New Zealand 2020 @ ASB Showgrounds
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – Jun 23 @ 5:00 pm

Don’t miss out on being part of New Zealand’s premier trade event for the food service, hospitality, and food retail sectors. The show promises to serve up inspirational ideas, solutions, and world class features over three days.

The response to the early-bird launch of bookings exclusively to 2018 exhibitors has been incredibly successful with over 40% of stands sold already.

Stands are now open to everyone for booking, so get in quick!

There’s no better platform to network and engage with a targeted audience than Fine Food New Zealand.