What happened at Speciality & fine food fair 2021
Speciality & Fine Food Fair really is an Aladdin’s cave of discovery and an experience for all the senses. Here's what our visitors were treated to at the 2021 edition of the Fair...
Visitors got a fresh perspective on food & drink, from trends and revolutions, to business advice and industry red flags. Hosted by top experts from across the industry, the Food for Thought Stage was a must visit and is always one of the key jewels in the Speciality crown.
NEW: sustainability zone in association with Pallite
Dedicated to producers with inspiring sustainability stories, this new Zone showcased the brands who are paving the way and helping to revolutionize the industry through sustainable initiatives. This brand new Zone was also entirely designed to ensure zero waste was sent to landfill.
THE DISCOVERY ZONE
Visitors met some of the industry's newest and most innovative start-ups, all under the age of 3 years old. This bustling Zone has become one of the most highly anticipated gems of the Fair and has served as a launchpad for many successful and well known businesses.
THE DRINKS CABINET in association with mixology group
Bursting with innovative artisan drinks and bar snack suppliers, this was the place to experience new food & drink pairings and source the latest products. Mixology Group returned this year to discuss up & coming trends and to stir up some inspiration for visitors at The Inspiration Bar.
Visitors were able to taste test the 2020 Great Taste Award winning products including the 2020 Supreme Champion Redhill Farm Free Range Pork Shoulder at the Great Taste Deli. This area was a must visit to get inspiration from some of the finest produce around.
NEW: TREND Trails
We highlighted the exhibitors leading the way in the latest industry trends. After increasing demand from you, our buyers, we launched two new trend trails around the show; the Vegan & Plant-Based Trail and the Non-Food Trail both highligting the must know producers in these categories.
Pitch Live 2021 sponsored by Virgin startup
Three start-up companies took to the stage to pitch their innovative products to a panel of leading industry experts live at Speciality and Fine Food Fair 2021.
NEW: SPECIALITY AND FINE FOOD FAIR AWARDS
Designed to recognise and celebrate the individuals and businesses driving excellence and innovation in the fine food & drink community. The Speciality & Fine Food Fair Awards championed all that make our industry such a remarkable and inspiring place.
We celebrated the industry reuniting at the Fair's first late night opening! We hosted an evening of networking, producer events and celebration, including an Industry Celebratory Cocktail Evening at The Inspiration Bar, in association with Mixology Group.