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Dec 09 2021

Member Stories – Nicholson Fine Foods

Peter Nicholson began his career in Hobart, completing his chef’s apprenticeship before moving to Melbourne where he became famous for his souffles, this being the ‘80s it was Peter’s signature dish. Working up to Executive Chef Peter began to see the sun setting on his cooking career, while still possessing a great love of food and knowing he was good at it he didn’t want to leave the industry completely. A degree in food technology and small business management was the solution. Driving from Melbourne to visit his mother on the...

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Nov 22 2021

Northern Rivers NSW Tourism & Hospitality Forum, November 2021

Jane Laverty from Business NSW recently hosted the 2021 Tourism and Hospitality Forum at the Ballina RSL 22nd November 2021.  The following are notes taken from the day by NRF who attended the forum.   Setting the Scene - The Migration of Skills – current status: We are all aware of the issues impacting Australia for tourism and hospitality including: COVID has effectively halted Australia’s migration Labour and skills are continuing to be felt across the board The challenges will now be exacerbated as we emerge from lockdown, with pent up demand Labour...

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Oct 27 2021

NRF Seeking a Researcher / Coordinator for Industry Podcast & Webinar Series

Northern Rivers Food (NRF) and Southern Cross University (SCU) are currently planning a collaborative project which will be rolled out in 2022.  We will be developing a series of educational business resources (podcasts, webinars and workshops) as part of an industry resilience project for the local food & beverage industry in the Northern Rivers region of NSW.   These resources will cover topics that help food and beverage businesses in the region address and overcome some of the hurdles they have been experiencing and aim to help improve their business acumen over...

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Oct 26 2021

NRF Harvest Food Trail 2022: Seeking Expressions of Interest

We are pleased to announce that the NRF Harvest Food Trail will run in 2022. We invite our NRF producers, farmers, distillers, brewers and food service members to participate in our special Harvest Food Trail over the weekend of May 7-8 2022. About the Trail The trail provides visitors and locals with an opportunity to jump in their car and visit some of our region’s best farms, distilleries, breweries and food outlets across the region in our beautiful autumn harvest season, on the first weekend in May.  People on the trail can plan...

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