Due to the current Covid-19 situation, AIFST has made the decision to postpone our annual Student Product Development Competition. The sensory component of this competition involves food preparation and sampling, which cannot be undertaken at this time. The AIFST SPDC will now be held in conjunction with next years 2021 Summer School in Sydney.
We apologise to those students who have already began work on their product, however we feel, this is the best option given the current situation. We look forward to seeing all of your creative product ideas next year!
The SPDC was created over 15 years ago to provide students with a chance to create a new product and demonstrate their skills, knowledge and creativity. Each year students are asked to create a product based on a brief and submit the development of their product at various stages to the judges. The competition culminates at the annual convention, where teams must present their final product to the judges and submit it for tasting.
The purpose of the competition is to:
For more information, please see the handbook below.