Dynamic, diverse and delicious: What to expect at Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2017

The world of artisan food and drink in all its glory awaits at Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2017. Featuring producers of treats such as sugar free chocolate, well-being teas, raw food and 'clean' ketchups as well as indulgent charcuterie, cheeses, speciality oils and breads, the line-up is as exciting as it is eclectic.

More than 700 food and drink producers from the UK and beyond will be part of the Fair, including nearly 200 suppliers making their debut. It is an unrivalled showcase, and opportunity, for independent retailers, chefs, hoteliers, restaurateurs, wholesalers and distributors to discover the undiscovered.

Doors open 3-5 September at Olympia London, Where the artisan revolution continues thanks to an insatiable consumer appetite for quality food and drink. From centuries old heritage brands to up-and-coming new food businesses, Speciality & Fine Food Fair is a vibrant platform for everyone. An experience for all of the senses, buyers can soak up and savour the atmosphere - a celebration of the passion of producers for their crafted products, and their industry.

Kara Bowen, Event Manager, said: “Speciality & Fine Food Fair has, without a doubt, been at the forefront of the UK's gourmet food and drink industry for nearly 18 years. Buyers from retail, foodservice and wholesale rely on the Fair as it provides an exclusive opportunity for discovery and inspiration. It is also a fantastic platform for producers to grow their business. The Fair will have an exciting, fresh new feel this year, re-affirming our pledge to provide an unrivalled showcase of the very best this unique, and thriving, industry has to offer."

A FRESH CHAPTER

Speciality & Fine Food Fair has been given a fresh look for 2017 with refreshed visitor attractions - as it reclaims the intimate 'Aladdin's Cave' feel it has long been renowned for:

A new Discovery Zone has been introduced to showcase the finest artisan gems from businesses that are under 36 months old. Producers include: Alive Biome, Bath Water, Black Saffron, Collagin, Dear Muesli, Eat Your Hat, Flower & White, Ginger Bakers, Hay Wines, Pure Maple, Sleep Well, The Veggie Plot and Wild Planet.

Visitors will also have the chance to be amongst the first to source Great Taste products - with the Top 50 finalists, and overall champion, on display in the Great Taste Deli.

Confectionery buyers will be invited to tread the Speciality Chocolate Trail to discover the very finest gourmet chocolate and confectionery. Producers include: Amelia Rope Chocolate, Beech's Fine Chocolate, Chief Chocolate Officer, Choctails, Dragees Reynauld, J Cocoa, Lauden Chocolate, Ottar Chocolate, Raw Halo and Zotter.

Refreshed attractions include Savour the Flavour: Live Kitchen, which will feature practical tips and advice from some of the industry's most experienced chefs and personalities. It is also the place to keep up to date with the latest flavour trends, menu design styles, and issues such as sustainability.

Food for Thought will offer visitors workshops on trending topics, product innovation and much more, whilst Scale Up will provide in-depth roundtable discussions on key business queries.