AIFST welcome

Welcome to AIFST! Whether you are starting out in the food industry, or have many years of experience and knowledge, AIFST membership brings great benefits to you both personally and professionally. Remember to login to My Portal to futher access all the benefits available to you.

AIFST members join a network of around 2,000 food industry professionals with access to:

Member categories

Membership of the Institute is open to all members of the food and allied industries. Membership categories include:

Communities of Interest

AIFST recently launched 13 new Communities of Interest (COIs), including geographical and special interest Communities, to better support and inform what events, services and offerings the Institute provides members. 

Communities of Interest exist in each state – QLD, VIC, NSW, SA, Tas and WA – as well across key member interest areas – Consultants, Nutrition, Sensory, Young Professionals, New Product Development and Innovation, Microbiology and Cook Chill.

News

Retail Baking Review Project: Validation Sought on Final Draft Qualifications & Units

The May/June edition of food australia will be a bumper issue as we lead up to the AIFST 50th Anniversary Convention. This edition provides the chance to further promote and communicate your business offering ahead of the Convention and foodpro exhibition. 

If you are in the food business, you are in the fashion business. Food trends are inspired by a myriad of influences - from social and political events, economic and geographical dynamics through to generational changes - that shape the resulting shifts in attitudes and behaviours towards nourishing ourselves and the next generation...

2017 sees us celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Institute, with enhanced offerings for members throughout the year.

As an AIFST member you can SAVE more than 20% on registration for the AIFST 50th Anniversary Convention co-located with foodpro and discover The Future of Food at the International Convention Centre in Sydney from 17-18 July 2017.

The 2017 AIFST AGM will be held in the Pyrmont Room at the International Convention Centre, Sydney from 8.30am-9.30am on Tuesday, 18 July 2017.

AIFST has been granted an extension to report by ASIC, which will allow more of our members to engage with the AGM and AIFST during the AIFST 50th Anniversary Convention.

Our food consumption and eating patterns are constantly shaped by the world around us. Historically, we see food trends influenced by social change and world events, the environment, economics, medicine and technology. However, we must also acknowledge that if you are in the food business, you are also in the fashion business...

Investing in world-first technologies that haven’t been tried or tested can be a daunting step for food manufacturers, let alone any company, but for one Australian juice company, an investment into innovative world-first technology has now paid off. CEO of Preshafruit, Alastair Mclachlan shares his insights on disrupting and challenging crowded markets.

Digital disruption plays a big part in transforming the way companies and agencies operate, and how they talk to their customers. This is no different for the food industry. We take a sneak peek into the mind of one of Australia’s most reputable speakers on future trends to find out about digital disruption and what this will mean for the future of food.

With an extensive career in the food industry, Managing Director of Simplot Australia and Chair of the Australian Food & Grocery Council (AFGC) Terry O’Brien says it’s important to have a broad contextual view of the future of the food industry.

Events

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Please email [email protected] directly to register for this event.

This event is for students, graduates and young members. Ever wanted to learn more about McDonalds, their vision and mission and what career opportunities are available with them? Well, this is your chance to find out! Come along to the McDonalds Australia Sydney head office tour.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Presented by Chris Preston and Fiona Fleming of the Australian Food & Grocery Council, this workshop is designed to help you to find out what you need to know and do in order to be compliant with the new mandatory Information Standard under the Australian Consumer Law which regulates country of origin information for food sold in Australia.

Monday, 24 October 2016

The AIFST in conjunction with CSIRO and FIAL is pleased to present a networking event for business leaders, CEOs and SMEs based in Victoria. World-renowned speaker Dr Andre Teixeria will be presenting his ‘Must-Knows to Remain Competitive in the Food Industry for the next 12 months.’ 

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

On 1 July 2016, a new mandatory Information Standard under the Australian Consumer Law was introduced regulating country of origin information for food sold in Australia. This detailed and complex standard may be difficult to navigate to find out exactly which requirements applies to your food products.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

Ever wanted to know how sugar is processed? Now is your opportunity to go behind-the-scenes and find out! Join a refinery tour of Sugar Australia and see what happens to sugar during processing, a tour of their operations, an overview of Sugar Australia and its brands and products.
Wednesday, 26 October 2016

The NSW Microbiology Community of Interest presents an evening of Fermentation Fun, including how to make fermentation work, what happens when foods are fermented and why fermentation occurs. The event will cover three specific examples of fermented foods or beverages including wine, cheese and chocolate.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Celebrate the end of another fantastic year in the food industry and AIFST! This year's NSW Christmas Party will be held at Oliveto restaurant in Rhodes, Sydney. Enjoy a lovely two course sit-down dinner overlooking the water, with easy access to parking and public transport.

Sponsorship opportunities:
Gold and silver and sponsorship is available.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Catch-up with colleagues in your industry over a 2016 celebratory dinner and drinks evening at The Bentleigh Club, Bentleigh. Enjoy a buffet dinner and drinks. 

Sponsorship opportunities:
Major sponsorship and company prize donations available.

9 December

Join us at the Regatta Hotel, on the banks of the Brisbane River - a Grand Victorian hotel offering gastropub food - for an evening of networking with local food professionals.