TASTE OF KANGAROO ISLAND An innovative project giving Kangaroo Island food producers and food service providers the business skills and capabilities to grow. Workshops - Business Coaching - Industry Events Good Food Kangaroo Island presents the Taste of Kangaroo Island – a fresh way of growing the Island’s dynamic food sector. The Taste of Kangaroo Island is an exciting new program, aimed at boosting the bottom line for local food industry businesses. It will help improve the capacity of your business by focusing on your production and distribution processes, networks and Island allegiances. This ﬁve month program features hands-on practical assistance from food industry speciﬁc training, assistance in product development, master classes, growing distribution opportunities ‘on and oﬀ ’ the Island and networking events. JULY NOVEMBER 2009 Presented by Good Food Kangaroo Island & The South Australian Food Centre. The services provided by KIDB are partially funded by the Australian Government. HOW IT ALL WORKS STRIVING TO GROW? Kangaroo Island’s food industry includes many businesses, small HOW IT ALL WORKS and large – you may be a food producer, food retailer, restaurant, takeaway, café, hotel, winery or cellar door or even a hosted B&B The Taste of Kangaroo Island project focus is on skills develop- – the Taste of Kangaroo Island is for you. ment and food industry networking. This will assist our industry to build stronger relationships between producers, suppliers If your business is ready to expand, develop new markets or and customers. By working together, the Kangaroo Island food products, or just wants to improve your networks on the Island, industry can become a stronger food force. the workshops and industry sessions can point you in the right direction. Honey will be used as Kangaroo Island’s hero product to develop and showcase our exceptional produce. Kangaroo Good Food Kangaroo Island and the SA Food Centre have made Island is renowned for its safe, clean and healthy environment. the commitment to bring the very best food industry specialists Honey typiﬁes this and provides a unique regional focus to drive to Kangaroo Island to work with businesses to answer your other regional products to gain proﬁle and grow market share. questions. This project is supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries While the focus of the Taste of Kangaroo Island will be on and Forestry under its Promoting Australian Produce program. honey, and products value added with honey, all food industry producers, food retailers and restaurants are set to reap the It is up to you to take advantage of the range of opportunities rewards of co-operative and strategic growth. being made available. WHY WOULD YOUR BUSINESS GET INVOLVED? Through the Taste of Kangaroo Island, producers will be encouraged to provide more products to be showcased in more retail and food service outlets on Kangaroo Island and around Australia. The support you gain from working together in this project will make the growth transition successful. BENEFITS FOR FOOD PRODUCERS • Business Skills development through the Workshops and Master Class opportunities • A 90 minute coaching session with food industry Strategic Management or Quality Management Systems specialists • An expert panel review report on your brand and product range • Assistance with Product Development • Exhibitor space at our KI Food Industry Expo - connecting BENEFITS FOR FOOD SERVICE AND RETAIL to new customers and markets on and oﬀ island • Access to the distribution review report which will provide • Business Skills development through the Workshops and distribution eﬃciency options on and oﬀ Kangaroo Island Master Class opportunities • Inclusion of your business proﬁle in the • Assistance with new product and menu development Good Food Kangaroo Island’s • Food Industry Expo - personal invitation to taste, experience Food Industry Trade and learn about Kangaroo Island produce Directory • A copy of the Good Food Kangaroo Island’s Food Industry Directory – which will include proﬁles of all Kangaroo Island food producers and the products they produce for retail and food service • Log in to the new wholesale page of Good Food Kangaroo Island website JULY NOVEMBER 2009 Presented by Good Food Kangaroo Island & The South Australian Food Centre. The services provided by KIDB are partially funded by the Australian Government. WHAT AM I SIGNING UP FOR? INDUSTRY EXPO OCTOBER Key features for participants of the Taste of Kangaroo Island A major Kangaroo Island industry event, program include 10 workshops, Food Industry Trade Directory, with leaders from the food sector coming an Industry Expo and a project review / showcase at the together to learn from each other, display conclusion of the project. and promote products. It will also give Kangaroo Island food service and key oﬀ You can use this program to plan for signiﬁcant growth, or you Island distributors an opportunity to view, taste are welcome to just attend workshops and networking sessions. and ﬁnd out more about the variety and availability The choice is yours on how much you get involved. of Kangaroo Island produce. WORKSHOP THEMES JULY NOVEMBER PROJECT REVIEW NOVEMBER 1 Strategic Management A chance to come together, review the project and develop 2 Quality Management Systems a new plan to ensure Kangaroo Island’s food industry 3 Accurate Pricing for Proﬁt continues to grow and develop. 4 Product Development for retail and food service 5 Master Class - Cooking with local produce Contact Penny Nemeth, Good 6 Master Class - Value adding with honey Food Kangaroo Island Project 7 Web site development Oﬃcer to register and discuss 8 Cold Chain Management 9 Maximise Sales & Distribution Opportunities which activities are right for 10 One page Business Plan your business on 0400 333 107.
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