Fine Food Australia to give budding hospitality entrepreneurs a chance to pitch their idea to industry experts
The Lions’ Den is a first for the food trade industry, and has been introduced in response to the growing number of small businesses and entrepreneurs with great ideas, but limited opportunity to air them or to receive genuine industry feedback. Taking place at Fine Food Australia’s Talking Food Stage, the Den will feature four ‘Lions’, all of whom have leading industry insight and expertise in the foodservice and hospitality industry.
The Lions have combined experience that covers all facets of the foodservice industry, bringing together the market understanding, strategic foresight and business savvy to know what works. Facilitated by Adam Moore, chef for Cerebos, the Lions are Sissel Rosengren, managing director of Food Industry Foresight; Scott Stuckmann, business executive officer at Nestle Professional; Yezdi Duruwalla, managing director at Unilever; and Dr Mirjana Prica, managing director at Food Innovation Australia Limited.
The winning pitch will walk away with entry into the FSAA Understanding Foodservice program.
“The Lions’ Den offers a special opportunity for emerging businesses to get feedback from some of the industry’s leading experts on what it takes to succeed.”
Entries of all kind are invited to enter the Lions’ Den. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your business name, details of the product or concept you’d like to pitch, and a short paragraph explaining why you deserve a spot in the Den. Entries close August 18.