Food Events Archive

National KP Day on June 22nd To Celebrate Kitchen Porters

“Helping caterers shine and customers dine!” Celebrate the role of kitchen porters and help raise £1,000 for the Springboard Charity On June 22 2015, the catering industry will be able to celebrate the people whose work makes kitchens tick across the UK: kitchen porters.   The day is also an opportunity to raise up to

Thistle Marble Arch Event Dedicated to the Cold Chain

Confirmed to take place at the Thistle Marble Arch, London, UK, 30th September – 1st October, 2015 in partnership with Leatherhead Food Research, the conference addresses the continual growth in the chilled food sector, on-going food safety challenges and increased consumer demand for higher quality, longer lasting and more sustainable food products and their packaging.

The Wine Brands gives wine enthusiasts chance to go on voyages of discovery

A brand new wine showcasing events company ‘The Wine Brands’, is giving wine enthusiasts a chance to go on a series of vino inspired voyages of discovery, discovering new Wines and becoming familiar with various wine BRANDS. Featuring sumptuous buffets, lively after-parties and a chance to enjoy art exhibitions from up and coming artists, The

The Allergy & Free From Show

  The Allergy & Free From Show is coming to the city of Liverpool this October. The show has already been serving allergy sufferers and free from followers in London since its inception in 2009, but due to popular demand, it has also been launched in Liverpool. The event will take place on 25th-26th October,

Farmison & Co National Pigs In Blanket’s Day

Farminson & Co predict that over one hundred million of their pigs in blankets will be eaten on Christmas Day although much less are consumed during the rest of the year. In the US pigs in blankets are well known culinary ‘sides’, but up until now they have been largely ignored in the UK outside

Rick Stein teams up with Virgin Wines for first ever UK theatre show

Rick Stein, the celebrated celebrity chef, has teamed up with leading British wine retailer Virgin Wines to create his first ever theatre show in the UK. Entitled Rick Stein Live, this unique show takes place on Monday 9th December at the London Palladium. Rick will be seen preparing a range of dishes that are truly

Tesco admit to 30,000 tonnes of food waste during the first 6 months of 2013

In a new step for the food chain, the popular Tesco supermarket chain recently revealed that they had close to 30,000 tonnes of wasted food product during just the first six months of the year. It is hard to even imagine this much wasted food just from a single retail chain. The chief culprit with

Observer Food Awards name Heston Blumenthal as the Chef of the Decade

Last night in London the Observer Food Monthly Awards winners were announced and true to form, at the 10th annual event even the trophies could be eaten. The night was hosted by Sue Perkins, The Great British Bake Off presenter and Jay Rayner.  Heston Blumenthal received the Chief of the Decade award for making such

Sefton Park enjoys successful food and drink festival

Sefton Park’s Palm House in Liverpool witnessed a big cultural extravaganza in the form of a food and drink festival. Merseyside Black History Month has a Cultural Food Festival included as a part of the celebrations. Eight professional caterers provided free food for everyone who attended the full day event. The number of people attending

The South Korean food event known as Chuseok

Chuseok was celebrated in South Korea last week and it is the equivalent of a yearly thanks giving holiday based on the lunar calendar. It is the day when people pay their homage to their ancestors, visit their families and exchange different packages of canned pork that is commonly known as Spam. Partially cooked tinned

Consumers still confused by best before and sell by dates

According to a research paper, it is logical to hide the sell-by labels on food products from consumers. This is because a lot of edible food is thrown away simply because it has lasted past its expiry date. Researchers believe that there is a common misconception regarding the expiration date of food items. The best-before

This month’s lunch! event is set to see new drinks making a splash

NOTE: THIS IS A TRADE ONLY EVENT The UK food on the go industries trade event known as lunch! is making a very welcome return to Islington’s Business Design Centre on the 26th and 27th September with more than 290 companies exhibiting.  With the lunch time market in the UK reckoned to be worth more

Inaugural Celebrity Chef Week at Eden has T Rex eggs on the menu

Paul Ainsworth, the well known celebrity chef has had a cracking idea as to how to celebrate the harvest season at the Eden Project. He has created a sumptuous dish which, in his own words, look like baby dinosaur eggs. Paul is just one of many culinary stars set to make an appearance at Eden’s

Appetite Nunhead offers a tasty treat for all

If you want to give your senses a real treat then you want to be in Nunhead in SE London between 20th Sepember-6th October for  Appetite Nunhead. This effectively serves you the opportunity to feast with family and friends as well as explore the collective culinary diversity on offer in this area. Highlights of the

The Great British Food and Drink Festival takes place this coming bank holiday weekend

On the August bank holiday, The Great British Food & Drink Festival will start in Eversley. The local food and drink producers, the village store, and the Chequers, in Eversley have come together to host the event. Food-winning foodies Gill Lewis and John Hartle, of the Eversley Centre Stores, are working with pub manager, Jordan

Nantwich food festival 2013

Nantwich Food and Drink Festival 2013 will be are doing a lot to attract fine food enthusiasts. There will be a moth-watering array of food in more than 130 trade stands on September 6th to 8th. The voluntary organisation that hosts the event got enough money to provide the sumptuous feast well in advance after

A look at the Streatham Food Festival

There are some interesting opportunities in how to eat and cook that will be showcased at the Streatham’s Food Festival this weekend. This will allow people to sample food from all over the world without having to leave Lambeth borough from Friday evening and throughout Saturday. All the 20 restaurants on Streatham High Road will

A hog roast enhances any occasion

Irrespective of what kind of occasion you are celebrating, the food is an integral part of the event and it is always the part people remember. One kind of food which always goes down a storm is hog roast catering as these work for every kind of event you can imagine, as well as providing

French culture revealed through food and storytelling at Le Foodist

Paris-based Le Foodist offers English speakers a delicious way to discover France, with the Once Upon a Table dining experience The new Paris based local, Le Foodist, which invites all travellers to both dine together and also discover culture through story telling and food has officially opened. It nestles on a barge beside the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral,

The publics perception of British beer is challenged by the Craft Beer Social Club

British beer is not taken seriously, and compared to Germany and Belgium, the treatment of our rich beer heritage is laughable. With the sole aim being to contest the negative perceptions that exist against British beer a brand new craft beer festival, entitled Beer Mutiny has been launched. Organised by The Craft Beer Social Club,

British Sandwich Week record attempt

May 12 to 18 is British Sandwich Week and to celebrate the British Sandwich Association is going to try to set a new world record, specifically they intend to set a new record for the largest number of people simultaneously making a sandwich. Media City, Salford Quays Manchester is the location of the attempt on May 14 and the

Wheatberry offers foodies a healthier choice at events

Wheatberry is a new street food start-up that is offering those at events a healthier and more nutritious choice. The street food vendor will officially open at the Bishop Auckland Food Festival this weekend. Vicky Turnball, chef and creator of Wheatberry, remembers a visit to the US where she went to Whole Foods Market in

Artisan Wine Fair – RAW – Returns to London on 19th-20th May 2013

RAW is one of the most exciting, and certainly the largest, collection of fine, natural, organic and biodynamic wine artisans ever to come together in the capital. The two-day celebration of some of the best wine talent in the world offers visitors the chance to sample hundreds of different wines from 150 growers. As well

Country Living Magazine Spring Fair Special Offer

We are pleased to be able to bring you details of a special discount for the County Living Magazine Spring Fair. With the prospect of sunny days; gardens bursting into bloom; new ideas for the home; outdoor activities and summer picnics, the Country Living Magazine Spring Fair is perfect for planning ahead. From the 20th

New Simon Cowell show fails to attract viewers

The ‘Food Glorious Food’ cookery competition showing on ITV1, produced by Simon Cowell started on a disappointing note by recording some of the lowest viewing figures in the history of all Cowell shows. The show, fronted by Carol Vorderman, revolves around amateur cooks who come from all over the country to face-off in a cooking

Shrewsbury looks forward to its first food festival

The idea of a Shrewsbury Food Festival was met with acceptance as eighty people attended an informal meeting at a pub planned to help tell the town about plans for a new food festival. Local chefs, volunteers, traders, and restaurant owners all gathered in support of the newly planned Shrewsbury Food Festival that will take

Coventry master butcher receives the Royal Warrant

The master butcher Aubrey Allen, the Coventry based supplier to some of the country’s top chefs has been awarded the highest honour it is possible to achieve by receiving HM The Queen’s Royal Warrant to supply game, meat and poultry. The official Royal Appointment is the result of Aubrey Allen supplying the royal households of

The Natural Food Show of 2013 is already whetting appetites

Now that the registration period has closed for the 2103 Natural Food Show at Natural & Organic Products Europe, more than 1000 buyers and retailers from across the globe have booked their free trade passes to the trade only event in the UK that is dedicated to organic and natural products. The show takes place

Leamington Spa butcher’s shop voted the best in the country

The annual Butcher’s Shop the Year awards have just been held, and a retailer based in the Midlands has walked away with the top prize. Aubrey Allen is a 3rd generation family butchers based in Leamington Spa in Warwickshire first of all successfully defended their title as the favourite butcher’s in the Midlands and the

Bringing People Together With Food

Food has always been used as a means of bring people together. A common love of food can provide a fun and entertaining night. This is why restaurants are so popular, as they allow people to relax and share a meal together. However, whilst this can be a fun experience in itself, it can be

Rare breed of pig produces litter in the UK

One of the rarest types of pig in the UK is the Meishan, and a pure bred litter has just arrived for the first time in three decades. These piglets are from one of only 3 types of Meishan pig that exists in the UK. When they are fully grown they are extremely unusual to

Don’t tell the dentist but National Chocolate Week is here again

This coming Monday, the 8th of October, is the start off National Chocolate Week, not that we Brits need any excuse for tucking into our favourite treat! For those whose teeth prefer sweet treats, VisitEngland have put together a list of the top 4 chocolate experiences in England, just don’t tell your dentist. Guaranteed sweet

Grab all those gadgets in readiness for National Baking Week

For one week in October Britain is officially baking mad as TV shows such as the baking series from Lorraine Pascale and the Great British Bake Off have reignited our love for creating cakes and the like, resulting in National Baking Week. This takes place during the week starting on the 15th October and you

The Beckhams team up with Mr Cenz for Red Tractor Week

Red Tractor Week is about to launch, and in order to celebrate this occasion, the famous graffiti artist Mr Cenz has announced that he is going to be painting an iconic red tractor on the wall of a farm building. This is expected to be something that is going to draw extra people to the

Fifth Lunch! Exhibition showcases the best of the food industry

Lunch! is a popular exhibition that sees a great deal of products shown off that are involved in the food industry such as drinks, equipment and packaging. This is the fifth year that the event has taken place and since its launch it has become regarded as a very important event for both the press

The taste of Vietnam comes to the UK in a teacup

Although the 2nd of September will be a date that means nothing to most people, it is the of the hugest importance in the country of Vietnam where they celebrate National Independence Day on this date. This marks the day when Vietnam claimed both its sovereignty and independence from France and Japan. So what better

Food Business Start-up Boot Camp comes to London in September

  A great new workshop that is aimed at those who are either dreaming , or in the early stages, of running their own business in the food sector will be in London on the 15th-16th September 2012. The Food Business Start up Boot Camp is headed by Monique Borst, an expert in the food

New Chocolate Delight courses could be the golden ticket to a career in chocolate

Many people consider pursuing a career in making chocolate as a fantasy, but an event that has been organised by the events company Chocolate Delight is going to allow guests the opportunity to learn the fundamentals about creating chocolate. It is a two-day course that is going to be perfect for anyone who is thinking about

M&S prepare to launch the Papple

Papple is a type of fruit that is about to be launched by Marks & Spencers which is a type of pear that resembles an apple. There have been many PR stunts to do with fruit in recent years and one of the most notable was a couple of years ago, which saw the introduction

The Cake Store offer numerous tasty treats for the Jubilee

The now famous Diamond Jubilee Queen Cake, that appeared on the ITV show This Morning with Phil and Holly, at the Ideal Home Exhibition and on the Graham Norton Show has finished its travels and is now back at home in Sydenham, London where it can be seen in The Cake Store’s fantastic cake showroom. The

Jamie Oliver announces the opening of new Dublin restaurant

Jamie Oliver has recently announced that he is going to be opening a restaurant in Ireland, specifically he is going to be bringing one of his eateries to Dublin. Mr Oliver, who is 36 years old, said the Italian restaurant is going to be located in the centre of the city and he has described

Worcestershire prepares for this weekend’s Asparagus auctions

Bretforton is a small village in Worcestershire and once a year it comes alive with the asparagus auctions which are world famous. This weekend, the auctions are going to take place and they are being held at the Fleece Inn, a National trust property. It is thought that this could be the year that breaks

Global flavour map gives foodies a unique chance to recommend their favourites

The Global flavour map is an interactive map that is going to allow people from all over the world to pin different flavours onto different areas. It has been launched by the company, Glorious! It lets people not only make flavour and taste recommendations but also recommend different things to eat. It is also completely interactive with

The Natural Food Show 2012 offers big name brands

Kallo Foods, Dorset Cereals, Windmill Organics, The Food Doctor, Tree of Life, Green & Blacks, Infinity Foods and Clipper Teas are just some of the big names that will be exhibiting in this years Natural Food Show at Olympia on the 1st and 2nd of April 2012. This is the only event in the UK

Shakespeare food lectures open to the public

A series of academic lectures about Shakespeare that are being held throughout the year are to be open to the general public. Leading academics will be talking about a wide range of topics, and for those who are historians, theatre scholars or practitioners, the programme of seminars will include the  Shakespeare and performance, the Globe

Halifax foodies welcome Jean-Christophe Novelli

Jean-Christophe Novelli has lived in the UK for nearly thirty years, but even after all that time he still has a very strong accent from his mother country, France. It is easily possible to forgive him for his lack of English accent though because his cooking skills are exceptional – he is also known for

Nantwich food festival is looking bigger than ever

The popular ‘feastival’ which is held in Nantwich town centre every year is going to be even more popular this year as the organisers are planning a great number of tasty attractions to lure visitors. The event will be free of charge and there will be around four hundred different attractions spread across the centre

McCartney’s of Moira wins top UK Great Taste Award

A Northern Ireland family butcher has wowed the judges and beaten more than 7000 contestants for the UK’s Great Taste Award this year.  At London’s Royal Garden Hotel, the UK Guild of Fine Foods hosted the gala dinner and presentation last week where McCartney’s of Moira won the top honour for their handmade corned beef. 

Wokingham Food and Drink festival the largest it has ever

This year, the Wokingham Food and Drink festival was the largest it has ever been with all sorts of foods and drinks delighting attendants taste buds. The event was held inside two giant marquees that were assembled on Elms Field. Kate Lole was responsible for organising the festival and has said, “The feedback we have

Superstar Chef wanted in Mint Hotel search

Mint Hotel in the city centre has decided to show off the cooking expertise of their junior chefs by hosting a Star Chef Competition within the hotel restaurant, City Café. Chief Executive Chef for the hotel, Scott MacDonald, stated that the prize will be a five day stage at the Hibiscus, which is a two