8 Things You Need to Know About Generation Z and Their Food Choices

8 Things You Need to Know About Generation Z and Their Food Choices

All eyes have been on the Millennials over the last five years as they’ve been the big spenders in the food and beverage category, the ones forging the path of new trends and changing the way we create, serve and deliver food and precincts around the globe. The Millennials were part of a transformation, a technology upgrade which allowed information to be spread like wildfire making it more important for operators to be transparent, conscious and connected in their food offering. Now we’ve got Generation Z waiting at the door. 

Architecture and Design: Eat Drink Design Awards 2017

Architecture and Design: Eat Drink Design Awards 2017

The Eat Drink Design Awards are an annual event celebrating innovation and excellence in the design of hospitality premises of all scales and types, retail environments for the sale of food and beverages and visual identities for both. We’ve selected our favourites from each category within our hometown of Melbourne (plus one outlier we couldn't pass). Some we’ve tried, others are on the top of the list but all-in-all these are the places that are paving the way for great design in the hospitality category.

ATYPIC Chocolate: South Melbourne Market's new bean-to-bar artisan

ATYPIC Chocolate: South Melbourne Market's new bean-to-bar artisan

In November 2016, Future Food was engaged by the South Melbourne Market to form part of the selection committee to choose a potential chocolate specialist operator capable of delivering a modern chocolate patisserie at the Market. ATYPIC Chocolate was the business selected based on their passion for perfection for all things chocolate and to provide a business opportunity to two young and budding entrepreneurs.

The 3 P’s of Masterplanning a Food and Beverage Precinct

The 3 P’s of Masterplanning a Food and Beverage Precinct

We’ve broken down the three core elements of a successful food precinct - people, place and product. By delivering on all three elements, your food precinct is set to be a successful, thriving space that people want visit, spend money at and return to time and time again. 

The Key Operational Challenges of a Food Precinct

The Key Operational Challenges of a Food Precinct

Whilst it is easy to say what good a food precinct can do, an important part of our project delivery is to ensure that the precincts we deliver overcome major operational challenges that come with having food and beverage outlets operating in the space. We’ve listed 4 major operational challenges that are specific to a food and beverage precinct and must be addressed to ensure operational and business efficiency