The Harrogate Speciality Food Show, the north of England’s largest gathering of artisan and speciality food producers, will take place at the Yorkshire Event Centre on 22 and 23 June 2014. Open to the TRADE only, the show attracts buyers from far and wide who come to meet and place orders with producers – many launching products for the first time at the show. Also for the first time, there will be an opportunity to watch Great Taste judges, who will be blind-tasting food and drink entered into the world’s most respected food accreditation scheme.
John Farrand, organiser of the show and MD of the Guild of fine Food explains: “Great Taste is growing each year and the Harrogate Speciality Food Show provides an ideal location for our judges to gather. Visitors to the show will be able to see just how much work goes into judging Great Taste and how our judges work in teams to blind-taste each entry. We are also very pleased to be working with food group Deliciously Yorkshire which will be running ‘Meet the Buyer’ events alongside the main show area. This presents even more valuable business opportunities for exhibitors and buyers.”
Over 150 exhibitors will be at the show which last year attracted over 1,000 buyers ranging from delis to chefs, garden centers to farm shops, hamper companies to coffee shops, restaurateurs to publicans.
Amongst the new discoveries at this year’s show will be:
Dipping Sauces from Brit Phil
Fudge, toffees and other sweet treats from Welsh company Eboni ac Eifiori (Welsh for ebony and ivory)
Wood roasted artisan coffee from UE Coffee Roasters
Dry gin, in hand numbered bottles from Masons Yorkshire Gin
Apple juices and drinks from Ringden Farm
Marmalades, jams and chutneys from Galore! Foods
Dressings, sauces and oils from Scarlett & Mustard
Spices, mustards and chutneys from Dee Spice
Gluten free, natural sauces from Thornleys Natural
Richly fruited hand crafted cakes from Tipple Tails
Traditional Scottish Shortbread from Chrystal’s Shortbread
A two day event, The Harrogate Speciality Food Show programme includes: food demonstrations by respected chef Stephanie Moon, Deliciouslyorkshire@Harrogate Speciality Food Show, Cracking Christmas workshops, and finefoodlive! the Guild of Fine Food’s live, interactive theatre of teach-ins and workshops including a Dragon’s Den style event where food producers have an opportunity to pitch their products to influential food buyers.
To keep updated exhibitors and visitors planning to come along should follow @guildoffinefood using the hashtag #hazzer