The UK’s leading free to attend B2B showcase of fine food and drink… Speciality & Fine Food Fair, incorporating Speciality Chocolate Fair.
Sunday 7th to Tuesday 9th September 2014.
Olympia Grand, London
The 15th edition of Speciality & Fine Food Fair, incorporating Speciality Chocolate Fair, is set to be bigger and better than ever before. At the start of July, exhibitor space had already sold out! More space was released to accommodate the overwhelming demand and this will see producer numbers exceed 650. These record breaking figures are going to make for a hugely vibrant and diverse Fair.
Speciality & Fine Food Fair is the must-attend event for the fine food and drink sector. It is about building real relationships with artisan producers and suppliers – and celebrating the heritage, quality and passion for good food. More than 12,000 buyers and industry professionals are expected to attend and there will be 1000s of food and drink products, ingredients and new ideas; appealing to retailers, hospitality providers and foodservice operators.
Recycling gourmet style
This year, the Fair has teamed up with the charity, The Trussell Trust, who work to empower local communities to combat poverty and exclusion in the UK and Bulgaria. They support people that society forgets, providing practical help through sustainable projects. The Trust’s fast growing UK foodbank network feeds hundreds of thousands of people in crisis in the UK. At the Fair, they will be running a food collection service and foodbanks close to Olympia will benefit from any leftover goodies.
Sourcing new products
Speciality & Fine Food Fair will once again bring together a full spectrum of new and artisan products. New products on the menu will include The “Marqués de Guadalmina”, Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Well balanced and very smooth, this is a graceful oil that immediately engages the palate. Light and slightly fruity, this oil is fantastic on its own to drizzle over salads, breads and vegetables – or to enhance the flavours of the most complex of cuisines. Stag Bakeries will introduce their gourmet All-Butter Cheese Straws. Rich, indulgent cheese straws that are light, flaky and delicious. There are four flavours in the range, each using a different Scottish speciality cheese. From the dairy category and a completely fresh face to the Fair, is Yokel, a brand new company that has been trading for only eight months. They make deliciously creamy, less than 3% fat Greek Style chunky fruit yogurts. There are four flavours to try; luxuriously rich strawberry, deliciously bold blackberry, creamy kiwi and magnificent mango.
Garden of England are a relatively new brand to the speciality food sector. They will be showcasing their range of quintessentially English condiments and preserves.
There will be a line-up of top chefs in the Fine Food Forum, all participating in live cookery demonstrations. Keep up-to-date with current flavour trends, be inspired by menu design advice and see the latest techniques and ingredients being used in the industry’s top kitchens.
Visitors will be able to gain valuable business advice in the Small Business Forum. Industry experts will cover a range of topics including distribution, merchandising and product labelling and social media.
Speciality Chocolate Fair
Speciality Chocolate Fair is located within Speciality & Fine Food Fair and is the UK’s only dedicated trade event for fine and artisan chocolate. This ‘show within a show’ even has its own theatre. The return of everyone’s favourite, Speciality Chocolate Live, is set to inspire with many top pastry chefs and chocolatiers, demonstrating skills and flavour combinations.
Key Fair Attractions – don’t miss out…
Fine Food Forum – Live cookery demonstrations from leading chefs
Small Business Forum – Seminars and talks from industry experts
Business Mentoring Centre – One-to-one practical business advice
Speciality Chocolate Live – Watch and learn from top pastry chefs and chocolatiers
The Art of Belgian Chocolate – In the Pillar Hall on Monday 8th September ONLY
Great Taste Deli – A spotlight on the 2014 Great Taste Awards winners
Speciality & Fine Food Fair is a free to attend trade show. Visitors can now register for free to attend via the show website – specialityandfinefoodfairs.co.uk
News on products, people, speakers and businesses will be regularly updated via social media. Make sure you engage in the buzz @Speciality_Food and @SpecialityChoc using the hashtags #SFFF14, #SCF14 and #FoodHero.