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Downloadable: "AICD Gourmet Garden Site Tour" Form
Date: Monday 9 February 2009
Venue: Gourmet Garden, 80 Palmwoods-Montville Rd, Palmwoods
Time: 5.15pm for 5.30pm -- 8.00pm
Cost: (Events are GST Exempt) Members $45.00 Non-members $50.00
RSVP: Wednesday 4 February 2009
Enquiries: Merrelyn Telfer, 07 3222 5500 firstname.lastname@example.org
AICD Sunshine Coast Site Tour & Directors Briefing
GOURMET GARDEN -- SUCCESS ON THE SUNSHINE COAST
The short season for fresh herbs, together with the compromised flavour of dried herbs, led two leading Australian food scientists in the mid 1990's to discover a unique process to capture and store fresh chopped herbs and spices under refrigeration. In 1998, the Botanical Food Company started commercialising the patented process by establishing herb and spice crop specifications designed to deliver optimal natural oils for the freshest flavour. In 1999, the Company launched Gourmet Garden initially as a range of 12 herbs and spices into the fresh produce section of Australia's leading supermarkets Woolworths, Coles and Bilo.
The company is currently exporting to the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, New Zealand and Asia with great success, with further expansion into international markets currently being planned.
This event will include a guided tour of the manufacturing plant at Palmwoods, short presentations from the speakers and networking with drinks and canaps.
About the Speakers:
Nick White -- CEO
Nick White was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Botanical Food Co in August 2008. Previously Head of Marketing, he lead extensive consumer research into developing a competitive consumer positioning and setting a new vision of Making Fresh Herbs & Spices easy for everyday cooking.
Andrew Eves-Brown -- Head of Operation and Global Supply Chain
Andrew joined Botanical Food Company just under three years ago to manage the transition of the company from its' previous home within the neighbouring Tropico Fruits business to its' new home within the purpose built operations facility.
Gourmet Garden, Palmwoods
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