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THE VALUE OF KEEPING IT REAL

Where it all began… In the late nineties, Riva’s Managing Director Jeff Ganter was approached by family member, Greg Van Zeeland. A Refrigeration Mechanic by trade, Greg believed he’d perfected…

FOOD STANDARDS ANZ CONSIDERS ENERGY LABELS FOR ALCOHOL

Aussies have largely been kept in the dark on the kilojoules hiding in their booze, but that could soon change under a proposal to consider energy labels on alcoholic drinks. Food Standards Australia…

HOW ONE AUSTRALIAN FIRM IS CREATING SMARTER MENUS

Australian mobile ordering and payment technology provider me&u had been catering to the hospitality industry, but the onset of the pandemic opened up new business opportunities in the food and beverage…

FLAVOUR, NOT ALCOHOL, THE LATEST BUZZ IN BEER

Beer consumers have become more conscious of their drinking habits during the pandemic, turning to flavour rather than alcohol for their buzz. The number of no-alcohol beers entered into this year’s…

WHY DOES BEER TASTE BETTER ON TAP?

Really, there’s no disputing it, there’s just something about drinking beer on tap that makes it taste so much better. Everyone’s got a different opinion of why – “It’s because it’s colder”,…

THE SEARCH FOR THE BEST CLUB MEAL IN NSW BEGINS

The search for the best club meal in NSW is on, with the launch of the 2022 Your Local Club Perfect Plate Awards. From Macksville to Mollymook, more than 160 club eateries from across the state have…

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COLIN FASSNIDGE OPENS PUB BISTRO IN SYDNEY’S CASTLEREAGH CLUB

Colin Fassnidge is set to usher Sydney’s Castlereagh Club into a new era this month with the launch of a food and beverage destination. The chef will work across the venue’s bistro located on level…

THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN EASTER BEER HUNT

Online retailer Beer Cartel has launched The Great Australian Easter Beer Hunt, a special limited release craft beer pack designed to be hidden, hunted and enjoyed, in the same way children do for Easter…

AUSTRALIAN FOOD TRENDS 2022

With shutdowns, staff shortages and consumer reluctance defining the dining scene throughout 2021, there have been tremendous pressures on an industry with notoriously narrow profit margins. Brisbane-based…

ALL YOU NEED IS ICE CREAM

It’s no secret that Aussies love their ice cream – in fact it’s a billion-dollar industry. And according to Ibis World industry statistics, the market size of the Ice Cream Manufacturing industry…

THE STATE OF CRAFT BEER IN AUSTRALIA 2022

The craft beer industry in Australia has been going from strength to strength over the past two years, as microbreweries capture a modest but ever-increasing portion of the overall beer market. It was…

TOP 2022 DINING TRENDS – RESEARCH

Global online booking platform ResDiary has undertaken a data study of over 1000 pubs, clubs and restaurants across Australia and New Zealand to identify the top upcoming trends and can provide commentary…