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RFG announces new food innovation sponsorship

The multi-food franchise operator announced the recipients of its new food innovation sponsorship program, dedicated to supporting individuals in the Australian food and beverage sector.

As part of RFG's support of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology's (AIFST) 2016 Annual Student Product Development Competition, the company presented $10,000 to winners Charlize Snyman and Naomi Cutler, students from RMIT University.

RFG's Head of Product Innovation Scott Anderson said RFG was proud to partner with the AIFST to foster and recognise the talent of Australian students and provide a launchpad for new careers and opportunities within the food industry.

"There are a lot of synergies between RFG and the AIFST when it comes to striving for excellence within the hospitality industry, including encouraging young people to think innovatively and pursue their passion," he said.

RFG CEO Gary Alford said the sponsorship was in alignment with the Group's dedication to supporting emerging talent.

"As a global leader in retail food, coffee and franchising, RFG is continually looking to strengthen our human resources complement and under our corporate social responsibility charter, we recently launched our Rising Star sponsorship program, which allows us to assist young up-and-coming individuals reach their full potential and further their careers in their respective fields," he said.

In addition to a $10,000 cash award to go towards the winners, RFG's sponsorship package includes a work placement in RFG's product development team on the Gold Coast, and the potential of permanent employment within the Group.
 

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