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Food and Agri Network

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Building a network of opportunities for the food and agricultural sectors to showcase their outstanding contribution to the sector. The Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce launched a new industry-led initiative, the Food & Agri Network (FAN) in 2018. FAN’s mission is to provide a local platform designed to facilitate the development of stronger linkages and engagement across the Toowoomba food and Agri space – encouraging networking, food and farm experiences, education, and the promotion of local supply chain opportunities.

Food and Agri Network

Cafes, restaurants, food outlets, retailers, local farmers and food producers form an integral part of the developing food culture here in Toowoomba and the FAN supports the further strengthening of this valuable sector. Chamber’s FAN initiative supports those local businesses who are seeking to grow supply chain opportunities here in Toowoomba and assist these businesses to strengthen their long-term profitability and sustainability.

The Food and Agri Network is comprised of dedicated volunteer members who assist the Toowoomba Chamber by providing strategic advice to ensure the Food and Agri Network program provides purposeful and rewarding opportunities for this key industry sector.

The Food and Agri Network Provides

  • Support for those local businesses who are seeking to grow supply chain opportunities here in Toowoomba and assist these businesses to strengthen their long-term profitability and sustainability.
  • Networking, connections, education, and the promotion of local supply chain opportunities.
  • Support for the developing food culture here in Toowoomba further strengthening this valuable sector.
  • A local platform designed to facilitate the development of stronger linkages and engagement across the Toowoomba ‘foodie and agri’ space

Local Food and Agri Network Initiatives

CBD Local Produce Map

Welcome to the Toowoomba CBD

A place where you can sample the seasons through produce grown right here in our region. Visit one of our many cafes, restaurants, and eateries that are supporting our local farmers and producers from across the Darling Downs.

Toowoomba has an abundance of world-class quality produce – including everything from garlic and olives to wines and meats that we can’t wait to share with you.

Local Produce Directory

Calling All Local Food Producers

The Toowoomba Chamber Food and Agri Network (FAN) have commenced putting together a Local Produce Directory to assist in connecting Toowoomba Regions cafe’s, restaurants, and caterers with local food producers and growers. We have already seen great interest from local food producers and have been inundated with great applications. Toowoomba Chamber will be distributing the completed Directory throughout the local food and hospitality supply chain connecting our local food producers and opening up local supply opportunities. Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your products to Toowoomba buyers..

Dine Darling Downs

Calling All Local Food Producers

The Toowoomba Chamber Food and Agri Network (FAN) have commenced putting together a Local Produce Directory to assist in connecting Toowoomba Regions cafes, restaurants, and caterers with local food producers and growers. We have already seen great interest from local food producers and have been inundated with great applications. Toowoomba Chamber will be distributing the completed Directory throughout the local food and hospitality supply chain connecting our local food producers and opening up local supply opportunities. Dine Darling Downs and the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce have joined forces to celebrate and promote the region’s dining cuisine and food production. This collaboration is a perfect opportunity to further celebrate and promote the region locally, nationally, and internationally as an outstanding foodie destination.

The launch of the new website builds on the wonderful work of Dine Darling Downs over the past six years and is the only website and directory dedicated solely to good food and dining in the region, with the concept fast gaining traction with thousands of visitors landing on the www.dinedarlingdowns.com.au website each month.

Toowoomba Business Sentiment Index | One Week to go! Complete the survey to WIN a table at the Toowoomba Business Sentiment Index luncheon on Thursday 28th July. The Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce in partnership with TSB Enterprises are looking to better understand the sentiment and perceptions of local businesses to inform advocacy and develop evidence-based solutions by creating its own Toowoomba Business Performance Sentiment Index. To make sure you are heard, complete the survey here - https://bit.ly/3rMgbod Those who complete the survey will be in the running to secure a table of 10 at the event to the value of $1250. The survey closes 5pm Monday 30 May 2022. The outcomes of the research will be presented by Australia’s leading social demographer and commentator Mark McCrindle. Progress Crows Nest (Crows Nest QLD ) Highfields Chamber of Commerce Yarraman Business Group Inc Pittsworth District Alliance Oakey Chamber of Commerce Millmerran Commerce Clifton Chamber #smallbusiness #toowoomba #supportlocal #TCOC #chambermember #Connect #Influence #Learn

GET INTO THE CBD FOR CARNIVAL! For all things Carnival in the CBD, make sure you keep an eye on this event. https://fb.me/e/4Rasu3yZq

HOW GOOD IS TOOWOOMBA | We know how great Toowoomba is, and how amazing all the laneways, eateries, bars and coffee shops are - it’s so great to see that the Weekender are sharing it with the rest of Queensland. Read the full article here and see the videos showcasing our local spaces - https://www.facebook.com/636662790135786/posts/1250388408763218/?d=n … and get out, support our region and #sayyestolocaltba Feat - Encores Restaurant The Baker's Duck Tailgate Sports Bar Walton Stores König's Biergarten Toowoomba Hello Harry Uva Wine Bar Ground Up Espresso Bar Cork & Lever Junk Toowoomba Muller Bros Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce Dine Darling Downs

UPCOMING WORKSHOP | Are you responsible for food safety in your business? If so, join us for a workshop at the TAFE Queensland Rural Centre of Excellence on Monday, 30 August. This event will highlight new food service safety risks, emerging challenges and innovative solutions. It is especially relevant if you own or work in a small-medium food business, and are looking to reduce risks and improve your operations. Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise Food Leaders is partnering with the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce’s Food & Agri Network (FAN) and food industry leader, BVAQ, to bring you the first joint event for the Food Service Industry in the Darling Downs. Book here: www.tsbe.com.au/events/tsbe-workshop-food-service-food-safety-risks

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