Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2015: the place to discover the latest food trends
Speciality & Fine Food Fair is back and better than ever, welcoming more than 750 new and artisan food and drink exhibitors to London’s Olympia. Now in its 16th year, SFFF15 is the unique ‘trade only’ marketplace to source all things gourmet. Due to increased demand for stand space, the UK’s leading showcase of fine food & drink, incorporating Speciality Chocolate Fair, has moved home (although not far!) from Olympia Grand to Olympia National Hall. Taking place from September 6th to 8th, the show aims to keep businesses on-trend with the inspiring products and information that will be on display.
As well as thousands of exciting fine food and speciality products to discover, Speciality & Fine Food Fair will feature a host of events and attractions. There will be cookery demonstrations from experienced chefs and personalities in the Fine Food Live theatre, while the Small Business Forum will provide invaluable insight and advice for artisan businesses. Speciality Chocolate Live showcases a live theatre, featuring pastry chefs and chocolatiers demonstrating the latest flavour combinations with chocolate.
Meet Our Speciality Exhibitors
A record breaking year in 2014 has seen a stampede of food and drink producers sign up for this year’s fine food showcase – and the Small Producers Village for start-ups has already sold out. This unique trade fair offers businesses the chance to launch their products to the right audience. This year, discover artisan curers Maynard’s Farm, tea specialists Wise Owl Tea and charcutiers Cannon and Cannon, along with newcomers Freida’s Pantry; creators of a food bar for breastfeeding mothers – and Drink Maple; producers of a new healthy maple drink.
Fine Chocolate on show
The UK’s only dedicated trade fair for fine and artisan chocolate, can be found right at the heart of Speciality & Fine Food Fair. The ‘show within a show’ is a unique and focused platform for displaying the finest chocolate. It has a committed following from fine chocolate manufacturers as well as chocolatiers and buyers. Top chocolate buyers and pastry chefs from Fortnum & Mason, Harrods and The Fat Duck have attended the show previously. This year, producers of some of the finest chocolate will be featured including Sweet Virtues; truffles with super food; Morse Toad; producers of personalised messages in chocolate and specialist single origin chocolatier, Amelia Rope.
Food and drink from around the globe
As well as a wealth of companies from across the UK – Speciality & Fine Food Fair also welcomes speciality producers from Europe and beyond. Discover gourmet vanilla bean marshmallows from Belgium-based Baru, The Metropolitan Tea Company from Canada, Helt Honey from Denmark and Italian pasta makers Pastificio Lucio Garofalo Spa, to name but a few.
Free From at the Fair
An explosion of Free From innovation and new product development has seen the category boom. Fine food and artisan producers are helping to fuel growth with their speciality creations. Premium snack producers Ten Acre will be showcasing their range of Free From hand cooked crisps and popcorn, along with entrepreneurs The Foraging Fox with their Beetroot Ketchup. Also exhibiting are gourmet marshmallow company Mallow and Marsh, and Harry Brand – specialists in harissa sauce.
So save the date: September 6th to 8th 2015, when a hub of opportunity awaits at Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2015. The place to keep up with trends and innovations in the fine food sector; create new contacts and meet old ones, source new products – and be inspired, to stay ahead of the game.
Soraya Gadelrab, Event Director, said: “The success of Speciality & Fine Food Fair last year – which saw a record breaking 12,315 attendees and more than 750 exhibitors take part – just goes to show the success of the event and how the industry is thriving. This year we have moved from Olympia Grand to the National Hall at Olympia London, vastly increasing our floor space, as well as the number of exhibitors and of course the opportunities for our visitors to discover artisan products for their businesses. When the doors open in September, the stage is set for our many producers to showcase their fantastic products and for fine food buyers, retailers, deli owners and chefs to be able to source some of the very latest and diverse speciality products available.”