Creating a food venue niche

The Rob's British Butcher display.

By Casey Neill

Foodies got a taste of Greater Dandenong’s growing culinary scene at the Good Food and Wine Show in Melbourne.
Rob’s British Butcher, Uncle’s Smallgoods, The Craft and Co Farm and Future Bake exhibited as part of the Greater Dandenong regional showcase at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre event, which ran from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 June.
Greater Dandenong Council’s business group manager Paul Kearsley told the Tuesday 13 June council meeting that another four to five businesses received tickets so they could take a walk through the show and consider taking part next year.
“We’ll be booking a space. The feedback has been great,” he said.
Mr Kearsley said the exhibiting businesses told him the event was incredibly valuable and a good learning opportunity.
“It gives further identification to Dandenong as a food venue,” he said.
He said Greater Dandenong would work more intently on badging its produce next year, to compete with other food regions like the Yarra Valley.