Feast Magazine – Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2017
An Aladdin’s Cave of the finest food and drink gems from across the UK and around the globe beckons on September 3-5 at Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2017.
A trade show for all the senses, the Fair is a showcase of the very best that the artisan sector has to offer. More than 700 carefully curated speciality food and drink producers, including 200 that are new to the UK market, will be showcasing thousands of innovative and exciting new products.
Plant-based, all natural, raw and free from dominate the new trends. From fermented drinks, raw snack foods, vegan chocolate, sugar free condiments and vegetable yoghurts to nuts, nuts, and more nuts!
Producers for 2017 includes: Andean Sol, A Little Bit Food Co, Adam’s Cold Pressed Chocolate, Anglesey Sea Salt, The Belgian Boys, Caws Cenarth, Easy Bean, Goodio, Harem Delights, Ozerlat, Pieminster, Pundits, Revolicious, Rombouts, Ten Acre, Truede, Tigg’s, The Veggie Plot and Willy Chase’s.
Doors open on September 3-5 at Olympia, London
The Fair has been given a fresh feel for 2017 and includes a new-look line-up of attractions. The Discovery Zone will showcase the finest artisan gems from businesses that have been trading in the UK for less than 36 months. Brands include Alive Biome, Gourmade, Garbanzo, La Befana Beer Bread, Love Cheesecakes, Ntsama’s Chilli Oil and Sauces, Neat’s Snacks, Popcorn Shed, Pure Maple, Spice Kitchen and Sleep Well.
Buyers will also be invited to tread the Speciality Chocolate Trail, created by chocolate consultant and fair Ambassador Will Torrent, to find the very finest gourmet chocolate and premium confectionery from 50 top producers. They include: Amelia Rope Chocolate, Bean & Pod, Beech’s Fine Chocolate, Coco Chocolatier, Dragees Reynauld, KANMI Chocolate and Raw Halo.
Savour the Flavour: Live Kitchen features practical tips and menu advice from some of the industry’s most experienced chefs and personalities. Hosted by Chef Steve Walpole, decision makers can also discover what flavour trends and menu design styles are emerging. The line-up includes: chef and television presenter Rachel Green, Guild of Fine Food chef Nick Crosley and Mary Quicke MBE from the Academy of Cheese.
Business advice will be dished out by the experts in Food for Thought, and speakers include: Pritesh Mody, from World of Zing and Shami Radia, from Eat Grub. There will also be the chance to be amongst the first to source a host of stunning Great Taste award-winning food and drink, with the Top 50 products and Supreme Champion on display in the Great Taste Deli.
Kara Bowen, Event Manager, said: “Speciality & Fine Food Fair this year promises to be one of the most exciting yet. Not only can buyers and decision makers source some of the finest food and drink from around the globe and discover emerging trends first; they can immerse themselves in the vibrant and wonderful atmosphere that this trade fair has become so renowned for. A unique opportunity and a unique experience.”