Are you responsible for buying and sourcing local produce for your menu and/or shelves?
Local Flavours is the perfect event to meet over 120 local food and drink producers from the Eastern region, sample new tastes as well as a few familiar ones. There's also opportunities to network with like-minded individuals, and we will entertain you with live cookery demonstrations and much more.
The event is free to attend for business owners, chefs, food buyers, trainees and others working in the industry who are looking to source local produce.
"On our first visit to Local Flavours in 2015 we absolutely loved it! We really didn't realise there are so many local companies to do business with as our ethos is very much 'use local'. Thank you for bringing them to our attention"
Tanya, Old Forge Cottages
Top 5 reasons to attend Local Flavours 2020
Meet over 120 local food and drink producers
Brexit provides an excellent opportunity for our local food and drink economy to thrive. With imports costing more, large supermarkets are now committing to source British and locally produced food, ensuring food security as well as keeping the £ local. At the show you will meet over 120 food and drink producers ranging from meats, fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, spirits, cakes, wines, eggs and much, much more.
Free to attend - bring your chefs, food buyers, partners and colleagues
Local Flavours is completely free to attend for those with food and drink buying responsibility in the food retail, hospitality, catering and tourism industries. Bring along your colleagues to try new flavours and gain new ideas as a team - you can train your staff on tasting new food and drink. The event is open from 11am - 5pm, so pop along for as little or as long as you like.
Network with over 1,500 like-minded individuals
This year we're expecting over 1,500 buyers at the show, all committed to sourcing local food and drink. The show is an excellent networking opportunity to meet other like-minded individuals to share ideas, top tips and advice.
Update your knowledge with demonstrations and seminars
Throughout the day there will be entertaining and informative kitchen demonstrations to give you new ideas in your kitchen - from lamb butchery to ingredient pairing demonstrations. There will also be training seminars to catch up with legislation too - all these are completely free for our visitors who register to attend.
Business and funding support
On hand at the show there will be business support and advice available to all visitors. You will also find information about grants and funding available for small businesses.