Speciality & Fine Food Fair is returning, offering the trade a place to source ideas and the latest products from more than 750 new and artisan food and drink exhibitors at London’s Olympia. Now in its 16th year, it will take place from September 6 to 8, showcasing gourmet food and drink from cheese and charcuterie to snacks and teas. Due to increased demand for stand space, the show – which incorporates Speciality Chocolate Fair – has moved from Olympia Grand to Olympia National Hall.
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 Speciality Chocolate Live has a live theatre featuring pastry chefs and chocolatiers demonstrating the latest flavour combinations with chocolate.
The Small Producers Village for start-ups features the likes of artisan curers Maynard’s Farm, tea specialists Wise Owl Tea and charcutiers Cannon and Cannon along with newcomers such as Drink Maple, producers of a new healthy maple drink.
Speciality Chocolate Fair will be home to producers of some of the finest chocolate including Sweet Virtues, which combine truffles with “superfoods”, and specialist single-origin chocolatier, Amelia Rope.
As well as a wealth of companies from across the UK, Speciality & Fine Food Fair presents speciality producers from Europe and beyond. Discover the likes of 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.
Demand for food and drink free from gluten and other ingredients is reflected at the show. Premium snack producer Ten Acre will be showcasing its range of Free From hand-cooked crisps and popcorn along with The Foraging Fox with its Beetroot Ketchup. Also exhibiting are gourmet marshmallow company Mallow and Marsh and Harry Brand, specialists in harissa sauce.
Event director Soraya Gadelrab 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.”
To register and find more details, visit www.specialityandfinefoodfairs.co.uk/visiting. For updates, look for @Speciality_Food and @SpecialityChoc, with hashtags #SFFF15, #SCF15 and #FoodHero, on social media.