Adam Bennett, chef director at the Michelin-starred Cross in Kenilworth, believes the inaugural Warwickshire Food and Drink event will be a ‘fantastic showcase’ for all that the county’s vibrant food and drink sector has to offer.
One of the UK’s most highly-renowned chefs, Adam will be among thousands of visitors at the event at the Warwickshire Golf & Country Club, Leek Wootton, on Wednesday 22 November.
It has been organised by Warwickshire County Council as part of the inaugural two-week Coventry & Warwickshire Business Festival.
The expo will bring together the best of the region’s local producers. With thousands of delegates, from supermarket chains to independent retailers, present it will provide the perfect opportunity to connect suppliers with key buyers and decision-makers – and for valuable long-term contacts to be made.
Warwickshire and the surrounding districts have a fantastically diverse and eclectic range of great suppliers. This event will bring them together in a formal and focused way, offering lots of opportunities for engagement.
Warwickshire is long-renowned as a home for food and drink, from cider and coffee, from produce to preserves and much more, with many award-winning businesses using locally-sourced produce. And alongside exhibitors at the show will be experts from the industry giving talks including Dr Rosemary Collier, of the University of Warwick and Russell Allen of Aubrey Allen.
Helen Peters, CEO of Shakespeare’s England, said: “Our region boasts an exceptional range of local food and drink suppliers and this is the ideal platform for buyers to see the whole range all in one easy to reach venue.”
Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Leader of Warwickshire County Council said:
“I’m really impressed by the sheer variety of different offerings we have here in Warwickshire. With so much to choose from, this trade show is essential for anyone in the catering industry. I wholeheartedly encourage businesses to make the trip in November and discover for themselves all there is to offer.”
Registration is free to trade and there is a nominal charge for suppliers who wish to attend, alongside an exhibitor package. For more information, please visit: www.warwick-food-drink.co.uk or telephone Laura Taviner on 01926 418004