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FOOD VENDORS

 

At GABS we celebrate delicious food to match our festival beers and ciders. We invite food vendors to showcase a variety of cuisines and outstanding dishes to complete the GABS experience. There is also an opportunity for our vendors to present on the Ariston Food & Drink Experience stage which features leading chefs hosting interactive sessions, tastings and cooking demonstrations. 

Expression of Interest registrations for GABS 2019 will open in January.
For further details on having a food stand at GABS, scroll down.

 
 

THE NUMBERS

 
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Brisbane

Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Date: 27 April 2019

Bump In: 26 April 2019

Bump Out: 28 April 2017

Expected Attendees: 7,000

Number of Sessions: 2 x 5 hours

Expected Food Spend Per Attendee: $16

Total Number of Vendors: 12

Melbourne

Venue: Royal Exhibition Building

Dates: 17 - 19 May 2019

Bump In: 16 May 2019

Bump Out: 19 - 20 May 2019

Expected Attendees: 25,000

Number of Sessions: 5 x 5 hours

Average Food Spend Per Attendee: $16

Total Number of Vendors: 17

Sydney

Venue: Sydney Showground

Date: 1 June 2019

Bump In: 31 May 2019

Bump Out: 2 June 2019

Expected Attendees: 11,000

Number of Sessions: 2 x 5 hours

Average Food Spend Per Attendee: $18

Total Number of Vendors: 18

Auckland

Venue: ASB Showgrounds

Date: 29 June 2019

Bump In: 28 June 2019

Bump Out: 30 June 2019

Expected Attendees: 7,000

Number of Sessions: 2 x 5 hours

Average Food Spend Per Attendee: $17

Total Number of Vendors: 12

 

FAQs

 
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  • + 2019 Food Vendor stall rates

    • Brisbane (2 sessions):

      3 x 3m stand: $450 AUD + GST
      3 x 6m stand: $900 AUD + GST
      Food truck: $650 AUD (3 x 6m area) + GST

      Melbourne (5 sessions):
      3 x 3m stand: $900 AUD + GST
      3 x 6m stand: $1800 AUD + GST

      Sydney (2 sessions):
      3 x 3m stand: $650 AUD + GST
      3 x 6m stand: $1300 AUD + GST
      Food truck: $1000 AUD (3 x 6m area) + GST

      Auckland (2 sessions):
      3 x 3m stand: $450 NZD + GST
      3 x 6m stand: $900 NZD + GST
      Food truck: $650 NZD (3 x 6m area) + GST

      Vendors with only sweet dishes (e.g. ice-cream) receive a 50% discount on the above prices.
      GABS takes a 20% commission of all gross food sales.

  • + How do I register to be a food vendor?

    • Expression of Interest registrations will open in January 2019.

      At GABS we aim to have a variety of cuisines and dishes, bringing exciting and delicious food to our attendees. If we think you'll be a great fit for our audience, we'll send you further information to confirm your stand at GABS. Tell us about what you'd like to bring to GABS, the more info the better.

  • + I'd like to present on the Ariston Food & Drink Experience stage.

    • That's great! We love to have our food vendors cooking up a storm on stage. When you register for a stand, you will get the opportunity to express your interest and put forward an idea for the Food & Drink Experience Stage. In the past we've had leading chefs present cooking demonstrations, beer and food matching, interactive food discovery sessions. The sessions are approximately 45 minutes long and provide great exposure for your brand.

  • + Are there any cooking restrictions?

    • In Melbourne, gas cooking and open flames are not permitted inside the building. All equipment must be electric.
      All of the venues are indoors and food vendors must ensure they don't produce excessive smoke.

General Info


  • + What's included in a 3 x 3m stand?

    • - Shell scheme stand (if required)
      - Rubber flooring
      - 1x trestle table
      - 1x light
      - 1x Point of Sale device
      - Fascia signage across the top of your stand (if required)
      - 1x 15 amp power point (more power can be ordered directly from our supplier for an additional cost)
      - 1.5m Back of House

  • + What's included in a 6 x 3m stand?

    • - Shell scheme stand (if required)
      - Rubber flooring
      - 2x trestle tables
      - 2x lights
      - 1x Point of Sale device
      - Fascia signage across the top of your stand (if required)
      - 2x 15 amp power points (more power can be ordered directly from our supplier for an additional cost)
      - 1.5m Back of House

  • + What's provided for a Food Truck?

    • - 3 x 6m site (please notify us of your exact dimensions when registering)
      - 1x Point of Sale device
      - 1x 15 amp power point

  • + What will I need to bring with me?

    • - Cooking equipment (please note in Melbourne only electric equipment is permitted)
      - Refrigeration, if you require additional space for a portable cool room, please let us know
      - Hand wash facilities with warm water
      - Back of house dry goods storage
      - Any additional trestle tables
      - Decor and theming for your stand
      - Food menu
      - Food vendor registration (Streatrader in Melbourne, Temporary Food Outlet Registration in Sydney, Food Control Plan / National Programme registration in Auckland).

  • + I need more power!

    • If you require additional power, you will be able to order additional points through our suppliers, Harry the Hirer (MEL & SYD) and Show Light and Power (AKL).
      To help you work out how much power you'll need, you can refer to this info sheet here.

Stand Inclusions


  • + How much should I sell my food for?

    • We encourage all of our vendors to offer great quality dishes at affordable prices. As it's primarily a beer festival we need to make sure our attendees eat lots in between sampling beers and ciders. All prices need to be submitted to and approved by the GABS team before the event. We recommend having at least a couple of dishes on offer under $10 and cater for a range of dietary requirements.

  • + How does the Cashless Currency work?

    • GABS is a 100% cashless event. All purchases can only be made using our cashless payment systems. 

    • For our Australian events, we are delighted to partner with Square to manage all payments at GABS. Square provides a very simple-to-use paywave system where punters will use their own credit cards.

    • In Auckland, we will again be working with Glownet to manage all payments via RFID wristbands and POS scanners.

  • + When will the Vendor Rebate be paid?

    • GABS will generate a Tax Invoice on behalf of each vendor with the details provided, and pay the rebate into your nominated bank account within 28 days of the relevant event. Any account enquiries should be addressed to accounts@gabs.beer.

  • + What are the stand cancellation terms?

    • We understand that sometimes circumstances change and you may no longer be able to run your exhibitor stand at GABS. If you need to cancel, please let us know as soon as possible to allow time for us to offer the space to the waiting list.

    • If you advise us of the cancellation prior to Thursday 28 February 2019 for Australian events or Friday 15 March 2019 for GABS Auckland, a full refund of the stand fee will be provided. Due to production deadlines for our Guide and other marketing collateral, if the cancellation is made any time after the deadline, no refund will be provided.

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Get in touch! Email us at contact@gabs.beer

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