Gen Y Loving Their Gourmet Food

shutterstock_162521219According to the Sydney Morning Herald, some generation Y foodies are spending up to $600 per week on gourmet produce. This makes 18-34 year-olds the highest spenders in the supermarket. Baby boomers spend the least amount, with 88% spending less than $50.

Gourmet food products like cheese, cured ham, seafood and olives are becoming popular items on the shopping lists of young Aussies revealed a recent report on the food spending habits of Australians.

The Foodie Nation report, presented by Suncorp Bank, revealed that 81% of Australians spend up to $50 a week on luxurious foods when shelling out between $100 and $200 on a shop. According to Suncorp's Monique Reynolds, the increased spending is likely due to television programs such as Masterchef, which have boosted popularity in gourmet produce.

As for the food being eaten, 23% of those surveyed said that modern Australian cuisine is their top choice, while just 3% said that organic and health food was their priority. The best-loved home cooked meal is a traditional roast.

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Mireille Kilgour

Mireille Kilgour

Mireille Kilgour has been an entrepreneur for 35 years in the hospitality sector. French born, she has been an accomplished business owner and operator for a number of Sydney venues. Leading the industry with high profile institutions such as Lamrock Café Bondi, she has endless passion for the industry, and now has the pleasure of supporting restaurants to fill their tables with the new Good Food Gift Card program.