2016 Timetables

At Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2016 our theatres delivered ideas and practical cooking tips to help drive more customers and increase profits. Along with talks that offered practical tips and advice on routes to market, product innovation, starting up your fine food business online plus much more.


 Fine Food Live 2016 Host

Steve Walpole

Speciality Chocolate Live 2016 Host

 

Marc Demarquette

Full Programme

  • Small Business Forum
    Business Advice
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    Moving Boxes (Modern MailOrder)

    11:15 - 12:00, Sunday 4th September 2016

    Stephen will give an over view of Graze to Hotel Chocolate and Degusta Box and how SME’s can get into this growing market place. This talk is perfect for brands, individuals and farm shops to delis to manufacturers. Stephen Minall will also be available for 1:1 mentoring in the Business…

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    Punching Above Your Weight

    13:15 - 14:00, Sunday 4th September 2016

    What will you learn? 1. How to look, feel and appear like a major brand 2. What did it take to deliver 27% uplift in sales across one client brand in retail against much bigger players 3. Simple tricks that can deliver fast results with a little effort John Graham will also be available for…

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  • Fine Food Live Theatre
    Convenience
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    Convenience at its Best

    14:00 - 14:35, Sunday 4th September 2016

    What will you learn? 1. Introduction to a specialist ingredient 2. Handy tips for vegetable preparation 3. Tasty meal in a hurry 4. Achieving maximum flavour with minimal effort 5. Using an alternative grain for risotto 6. Knife skills for chopping

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    Debate
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    Cocoa's Royal African Roots

    15:00 - 15:35, Sunday 4th September 2016

    How an escaped African slave started the growing of cocoa on the mainland of Africa and the how the Abolition of the Slave Trade led to a Cocoa Revolution led by Chiefs, the Quakers and free Asante farmers. Africa became the World’s largest producer of cocoa over a Century. The talk will be…

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    Top Tips for Better Negotiation

    10:15 - 11:00, Monday 5th September 2016

    Based on an academic study and ratified by thousands of hours of observed behaviour each year Scotwork is a global leader in tutoring organsations both big and small in the art of negotiation. We teach both individuals in open courses and company teams in the 8 steps of negotiation. There is an…

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    Clean Living
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    The Raw Truth

    12:00 - 12:35, Monday 5th September 2016

    How lucky we are to have raw food, a cuisine so pure, nourishing and life enhancing that still has sweet treats on its daily menu. Decadent living desserts are precisely why raw food is not a diet at all, although you’ll always have my permission to eat raw cakes for breakfast and tell others…

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    Retail
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    Sugar and Spice

    13:00 - 13:35, Monday 5th September 2016

    Understanding how to refresh and rejuvenate the palette after Asian cuisine. With an insight into balancing flavour, maximising taste and delivering texture in Asian based dessert and those served in HKK. What will you learn? 1. Understanding the role of sugar 2. Lighter desserts 3. Maximising…

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    Convenience
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    Identifying Regional Food Trends

    14:00 - 14:35, Monday 5th September 2016

    What will you learn? 1. How to add value to convenience food 2. Managing aspirational innovation with consumer familiarity and traditional based product development 3. Brand Cornwall - exporting local food & drink 4. How to crimp a Pasty 5. Jam First - the real way to build a Cornish Cream Tea…

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    A Practical Guide to Exporting for SME's

    10:15 - 11:00, Tuesday 6th September 2016

    Companies will learn how to assess, enter and grow their business in new export markets. It is focused on SME’s and will give pragmatic and practical advice on how to take their business into new markets, balancing opportunism with strategic planning and managing risk whilst accelerating revenue. …

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  • Speciality Chocolate Live Theatre
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    The Art of Chocolate

    12:00 - 12:35, Tuesday 6th September 2016

    Watch Cherish create her signature dish; Popcorn Meringue with Salted Caramel, sous-vide apple and sticky toffee sponge. It’s the crunchy popcorn meringue with salted caramel, sous-vide apple and sticky toffee sponge arranged in a swirly maze like pattern. The a-maze-ing or a-mais-ing… A nice…

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    Menu Development & Trends
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    Seasonal Menu Development

    13:00 - 13:35, Tuesday 6th September 2016

    We will be talking about seasonality, menu development how we source our ingredients bringing interesting and healthy qualities and educating our customers about it. What will you learn? 1. Using new grains 2. How to cook seafood 3. How to marinade 4. Sourcing ingredients 5. Thinking healthy 6.…

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    5 Great Apps that will Change How you Work

    13:15 - 14:00, Tuesday 6th September 2016

    Do you find yourself sticking to the same old routine in the workplace? This session will take you through some business apps that can make things a little bit easier. This is the one seminar where you’re positively encouraged to use your phone! What will you learn? How to improve productivity,…

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    Debate
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    Useful Chocolate Tips

    15:00 - 15:35, Tuesday 6th September 2016

    What will you learn? 1. Ease of tempering chocolate in a microwave 2. Ease of making truffles - using premade truffle shells / using premade filling : Creme a la Carte / decoration : Premium decoration of truffles for high volume sales 3. Making of a Brownie - presented as a small bites bagged…

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