Local Flavours 2014 – reaching new heights!

Nearly 500 buyers have already signed up to attend Local Flavours at the Showground on Tuesday 23rd September 2014. With over 60 food and drink producers bringing along tried and trusted recipes and ingredients there will be something at the trade show for everyone. Visitors to the show from all over the UK all have something in common – they want to support the Eastern regions food industry and stock local produce on their shelves or to include it on their menus.  The event is free to attend for anyone working in hospitality, tourism, food retail and catering. 

New areas at the show for 2014 include a business section and a kitchen demo area. There will also be taster workshop sessions covering a host of subjects focused on the food industry needs. Poultec will be sponsoring two areas to include the demo kitchen as well as an apprentice area where businesses can find out how easy it is to take on a young person and give them valuable work experience.

Stand holder space is still available, getting your business in front of over 600 serious potential buyers and there are some visitor tickets still available on a first come first served basis. Book now by calling 01603 702374 or email lauren@localflavours2014.co.uk.

Published on 19-Aug-2014 12:00 with   
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Cafe Culture 2014 – Celebrating the cafe society in the heart of Norwich.

London has recognised the importance of its local cafe society and celebrates with “London Coffee Week” every year.
With over 60 independent coffee shops plus numerous national chains serving coffee, tea and other delights within the centre of Norwich, the city can boast a similarly rich cafe environment. (A Barista position in hospitality is now recognised as a career in its own right).
The Norfolk and Norwich Food Festival started many years ago in Norwich and now boasts one of the best food festivals in the UK.
Your chance to get involved and promote your business at the same time.

We are holding the first Norfolk and Norwich Food Festival Barista Championships.
Friday 5th September 2014
10am – 4pm at the Forum.

Free to enter ( we are limited on numbers) local coffee makers can participate in the championship to be crowned “Local Barista Of The Year” National judges will award points for technical ability, milk quantity and presentation. The event will be open to the public and will help to raise the profile of your business as well as the cafe society in the city.

Coffee and Cakes

On the same day we will be serving coffee and cakes to members of the public and staff from local businesses who will be encouraged to visit The Forum to learn more about your business and the local cafe society.  

There will be room to promote your business and to get involved with serving up delicious tastes which represent your business. If you want to participate in cake making/decorating demonstrations there will be room to do that.

It is free to get involved all we ask is you supply us with cakes and other delicacies from your business as we will be raising funds for charity by selling vouchers for coffee and cakes.

Vouchers sold and collected in will capture names and addresses of local people for future promotional activity which you will have access to. These vouchers will also go in a prize draw for a coffee machine, or two.                     

It’s Not Just One Day   
You also have the opportunity to supply us with a promotional offer for your shop to encourage supporters of the day to visit your cafe at a later date. This will be printed as a promotional sheet or booklet (depending on numbers) and handed out to voucher holders when they collect their coffee and cake.  
The event is all about raising the profile of the cafe establishments in Norwich. It is all about your business and we hope you will want to
be part of the day.

If you want to talk ring Faye on 01603 702374 or email faye@thelivelycrew.co.uk   

If you are keen to participate in some or all of the activity, we need from you ASAP.
1.    Barista Event – name of the person entering (asap as we are limited)
2.    Coffee and Cakes – confirmation you can supply us with cakes (we will supply the coffee). We do need a substantial amount so quantity details will help
3.    Display material – any display material you would like to use. We have tables and plenty of room for banners etc.   
4.    Coffee and Cakes – do you want to participate in any demonstrations?
5.    Coffee and Cakes – do you want to offer assistance with serving? ( we have plenty of helpers, so do not worry if you are too busy)    
6.    Best Cake Competition - do you want to enter a cake?   
7.    Post event –  supply a promotional offer to get more people through your door

Cafe Culture is a joint initiative between The Forum, Mad About Coffee, The Lively Crew and in association and sponsored by Spire Solicitors and the Norfolk and Norwich Food Festival.   

Published on 11-Aug-2014 12:00 with   
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