A peek inside the larder of this year’s Speciality & Fine Food Fair, taking place in London on September 4 to 6
More than 850 artisan food and drink exhibitors will be unveiling their latest innovations at the Speciality & Fine Food Fair, incorporating Speciality Chocolate Fair. Taking place at Olympia, London from September 4 to 6, the trade-only show is the place to discover and savour the latest gourmet gems for bars, pubs and restaurants.
As well as the thousands of products on show, the fair will feature a host of events and attractions. The Fine Food Live demonstration theatre is back as the place to discover the latest trends, cooking tips and menu designs. Hosted by Steve Walpole, head of food at Ugo Food Group, the programme features an exciting line-up of top chefs, demonstrating their cooking skills to inspire and inform. Themes this year include clean living, menu development and trends, and convenience plus the Ready, Steady, Speciality cook-off.
Sweeter than ever, Speciality Chocolate Live is also back. Nestled in the heart of Speciality Chocolate Fair, it will host live demonstrations from top chefs, showcasing the latest skills and trends in chocolate. Hosted by Marc Demarquette, founder of Demarquette Fine Chocolates, the programme features pastry chefs, chocolatiers and rising stars in the industry.
Among the exhibitors, look out for Sekforde Drinks’ new botanical mixers and Sheppy’s Cider’s new elderflower cider, launched as part of its 200th anniversary celebrations. Other drinks exhibitors include Belvoir Fruit Farms, Biddenden Vineyards, Black Cow Pure Milk Vodka, Blossoms Syrup, Bramley & Gage, Cawston Press, Chase Distillery, Chegworth Valley, Devon Distillery, Dunnet Bay Distillers, Global Drinks’ Franklin & Sons soft drinks and mixers, James White Drinks, Luscombe Organic Drinks, Lyme Bay Winery, Ogilvy Spirits, Radnor Hills and Heartsease Farm soft drinks, Shott Beverages syrups, Sibling Distillery, Sipsmith, Thor Drinks and TreeVitalise organic birch water.
If you seek snacks, check out Burts Potato Chips, Corkers Crisps, Fairfields Farm Crisps, Joe & Seph’s Gourmet Popcorn, Pipers Crisps, Tyrrells Potato Crisps and Yumsh Snacks with its Ten Acre gourmet crisps and popcorn and Poptang fruit-flavoured crisps. The Foraging Fox will be presenting its high-quality beetroot ketchups, including the new Smoked addition, while Ross & Ross Food will showcase its new barbecue range, including three barbecue jams. Little Moons Mochi will present its Japanese mochi ice creams while Nonno Nanni will be offering samples of its range of Italian soft cheeses.
Exhibition director Soraya Gadelrab explains: “Speciality & Fine Food Fair is the place to discover the latest artisan gems – and stories – just waiting to be discovered. This colourful and vibrant show provides an unrivalled and unique opportunity for bar operators to discover the latest products. Now in its 17th year, Speciality & Fine Food Fair is renowned within the food industry as being the place to source the latest trends. Register now and be part of the gourmet adventure.”