Date: Monday 30th October 2017 | Time: 6.00pm-9.00pm | Venue: Zephyr Bar, Hyatt Regency, 161 Sussex Street, Sydney

As the sun sets over beautiful Darling Harbour, join us for our first ever ‘Tipple’ event at the sensational new Zephyr Bar. What better way to recover from Sydney Good Food Month, rest before the silly season starts as well as a great excuse to get Females in Food together!

This is going to be an incredible evening of networking, conversation, connection and your chance to hear from and celebrate successful women in food and drinks.

AND what’s more, we have Simmone Logue as our guest speaker. She’s been there, done that and written the book! (we’re still pinching ourselves that she said yes!)


Are you a maker or creator of food or drink products wanting to connect with others? You should be there.

Are you a producer looking to find out who the makers are and what’s the next big thing? You should be there.

Do you have a food or drinks business and want to hear about the latest trends from the people who create them? You should be there.

Are you a true foodie who wants to surround yourself with inspirational people, industry movers and shakers and those poised to be the next big thing? You should be there.

Are you dreaming of starting your own food or drink business and looking to learn from those who’ve been there and succeeded? You should be there.


  • An evening of pure luxury as the sun sets over Darling Harbour
  • Canapes and a drink on arrival at the magnificent Zephyr Bar
  • Be inspired by our guest speaker Simmone Logue who knows what it takes to thrive in this industry
  • Hear from and be enthused by Females in Food founder Chelsea Ford and hear why now is the most exciting time to be a woman in food & drink
  • A chance to rub shoulders with the who’s who of the food and drink community
  • The chance to win prizes from our partners including a wine cabinet from Winning Appliances valued at $1099
  • Fabulous goodie bag

Numbers are limited, this will sell out, grab your place now!


The Brigade

Brigade tickets are available for anyone to purchase and at a discount for Females in Food VIP Members (as is the case with all of our events).

A Brigade is the collective term for a group of chefs. Whilst we’re not all chefs, we still love the term and the feeling of comradery that it brings up.  Included in your Brigade ticket is:

  1. An evening of canapes and a drink on arrival
  2. Networking with the fabulous Females in Food community
  3. The opportunity to soak in the delights of the incredible skyhigh Zephyr Bar
  4. Hear from our special guest speaker and Females in Food Founder, Chelsea Ford
  5. A famous Females in Food goodie bag
  6. The opportunity to win one of the amazing prizes from our partners

The Captain ***SOLD OUT***

Captain tickets are available for anyone to purchase and at a discount for Females in Food VIP Members (as is the case with all of our events).

Whether the Captain of the kitchen or of the ship Captain’s generally get awarded a certain level of luxury, exclusivity and access to areas not normally available to us normal folk. And you know what, this ticket is no different.

With the Captain option, not only do you get all of the benefits of Brigade tickets but you also get:

  1. Exclusive access to the Captain’s area for Captain ticket holders and our special guests only
  2. Premium registration on arrival
  3. A special Females in Food goodie bag filled with bonus inclusions

Simmone Logue

From a family of cooks, Simmone grew up in a country town in the Hunter Valley where her lifelong passion for good food began. As a kid she was always up a tree picking fruit, fossicking for mushrooms in the fields or fishing for crayfish in the dam. She had a fascination for all things culinary that she says must have come from her grannies.

Both Simmone’s grannies were fabulous cooks. Nanna Logue was the cooking teacher at Muswellbrook High and she had the most incredible veggie garden. It was nanna Logue who taught her how to catch the crays with a bit of old meat in the end of a stocking.

Nanna Fairhurst was a terrific baker and ran the canteen at the local coalmine. She was always baking wonderful cakes and pies or stewing rhubarb from her house garden. These are Simmone’s fondest memories and she still refers to recipes passed down from her family’s wonderful cooks.

Chelsea Ford

Chelsea Ford is a highly regarded growth strategist, coach and facilitator with over 20 years of senior executive experience in dynamic organisations including Kellogg, Nestle, Spotless, Douwe Egberts and Dyson. Chelsea is the founder of Females in Food.

Throughout the past five years she has been admired and awarded for her entrepreneurial success as an effective coach and mentor to enterprises large and small, and to leaders making a difference. In 2017 Chelsea was recognised for her entrepreneurial success by being named as a Top 50 Small Business Leader by Inside Small Business Magazine.

Chelsea advocates for purpose based business objectives and conscious capitalism. She also advocates for increasing candour at the Boardroom table, citing diversity as a key driver.

Chelsea is driven by the alarming fact that 40% of single Australian women retire in poverty [Australian Industry Super] and less than 3.1% of venture capital funding is provided to women led startups, despite female entrepreneurs starting companies at twice the rate as male entrepreneurs [].

A key attribute to Chelsea’s counsel is her encouragement of women to ‘lean in’ and for people to understand their unconscious bias.

Subject to our Event Terms.

We’d like to thank our Event Partner Hyatt Regency Sydney.