An appetite for success

Independent Institute of Food Processing-Salisbury- Training Centre- John StNorthern Adelaide’s food and beverage sector continues to invest and grow. The latest addition is a Food Hub Training Centre to be created in the town centre of Salisbury by Independent Institute of Food Processing.

The centre will further support the successful local food and beverage processing industry which employs over 1,600 people in the City of Salisbury and has seen 50% employment growth in recent years.

The training centre will be on the corner of John and Ann streets, into a training base for agriculture, butchery, food safety, forklift driving, animal welfare, horticulture and baristas. The institute’s Chief Executive Stephan Knoll said “the project would provide a boost to the north”.

“Up to 50 students would study at the new hub at any one time. A commercial cafe would also operate at the centre, providing on the-job training” said Stephan.

The firm recently was recognised as Australia’s Meat Industry Training Provider of the Year by the National Meat Industry Training Advisory Council.

Construction of the training centre is expected to be expected to start in the second half of this year subject to approvals.

The Centre complements northern Adelaide’s strengths in food and beverage processing which include:

  • The Adelaide Produce Market, based in the suburb of Pooraka, is South Australia’s primary commercial wholesale market, trading over 250,000 tonnes of fresh produce each year at an estimated value of $750 million. This fresh food mecca is complemented locally by Coles’ Regional Distribution Centre and the nearby Woolworths distribution facility.
  • Established concentration of advanced food processing companies such as Inghams, Bickfords, Lion, Obela, Holco, Lifestyle Bakery, Bellis, Australian Wholefoods and Sunfresh Salads.
  • Excellent transport and logistics infrastructure with excellent cold store facilities
  • The Virginia horticulture area

For details on Salisbury’s food industry please refer to our Food and Beverage Processing Business Case