Amy Colli, known under her brand, Gastronomic Goodness, is an advocate for local food movements. She is dedicated to supporting farmers, producers, chefs to improve connectivity within industry and to consumers. She has organised and facilitated industry networking events, local food festivals, chefs tours and regional engagement projects.
Currently the Regional Liaison for Sourdough Business Pathways, Amy’s role is to support business women across the Northern Rivers to drive collaborative and supportive networking events in their own region. Working with local businesses and government organisations is key to efforts in sustaining a strong business women’s community.
Amy is also the Industry Development Manager at Destination Tweed: 2050 Collective, a membership-based industry body specialising in food tourism and industry development for the Tweed shire. In this role, she specialises in supporting members and the local food and beverage industry to engage with each other, their local community and visitors to the region. She also organises the biannual Tweed Artisan Food Weekend.
She is an occasional MC and committee member of industry organisations such as Northern Rivers Food and Sustain Food Northern Rivers. In 2020 she co-coordinated the Symposium of Australian Gastronomy. She has experience in food writing, food tourism tours and restaurant judging. Amy’s career spans 25years in food, wine, events, education and industry development in regional areas. In 2019, she completed a Masters of Gastronomic Tourism (Le Cordon Bleu/Southern Cross University).
2020 Nourishing Norfolk panel discussion (gastronomic tourism & local food movements)
2020 Symposium of Australian Gastronomy (online paper presentation) + recorded interviews with high profile chefs/food ambassadors
2019/20 Destination Tweed industry events’ MC
2019 Interview Matthew Evans, Fat Pig Farm (Byron Writer’s Festival)
2019 Regionality Farm2Plate Exchange conference (development of Tweed shire as a food destination)
2019 Ladies High Tea, Casino Beef Week
2018/19 Northern Rivers Food events’ MC
Key topics include;
- gastronomic tourism
- local food movements
- business women’s networks