Fine Food Show North

Date: 11th - 13th February 2018
Location: Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate, HG2 8QZ
Website: gff.co.uk

Fine Food Show North serves up three course feast for February

With a keynote talk from food critic, writer and broadcaster, Jay Rayner, The Jolly Tasty pop-up pub sampling Great Taste award-winning beers & ciders, retail clinics with the School of Fine Food and Shopper’s Anonymous all on the line up, the new look Fine Food Show North (formerly Harrogate Find Food Show) is set to be bigger and better than ever before.

Extended to three days and moved from June to February in response to popular demand, this trade-only event from the Guild of Fine Food will showcase more than 180 food and drink exhibitors and will take place at the Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate on Sunday 11 February from 11am – 4pm, Monday 12 February from 10am – 6pm and Tuesday 13 February from 10am – 4pm.

Registration is now open for deli, farm shop, café and garden centre owners, along with chefs, publicans, hoteliers, bar owners and restaurateurs, to visit this jam-packed three-day event and discover emerging food and drink trends, along with buyers from Selfridges, Harrods and Fenwicks.

Visitors to Fine Food Show North 2018 can also expect to learn how to tap into tourism during a Gastro Tourism Business Builder workshop with Sir Gary Verity, CEO at Welcome to Yorkshire, explore ‘off the wall’ accompaniments for cheese and watch producers pitch new products to the experts on the Feed the Dragon panel.

What’s on at Fine Food Show North 2018

Throughout the show

  • 180 food and drink exhibitors, some never before seen at a tradeshow
  • Pavilion of the best northern producers in association with Deliciously Yorkshire, Taste Lancashire and Taste of Cumbria
  • Jolly Tasty pop-up pub, hosted by Taste Distribution, where visitors will be able to sample Great Taste award-winning produce
  • Complimentary goody bags for all visitors on Sunday 11 February
  • Free parking at Yorkshire Event Centre
  • Free shuttle bus service to and from Harrogate train station


Fine Food Live! Theatre

Sunday 11 February

1200 – 1300: Product Knowledge Workshop –  Pushing the boundaries of the cheeseboard with food writer, Patrick McGuigan

1400 – 1500: Feed the Dragon, hosted by John Farrand, managing director of the Guild of Fine Food


Monday 12 February

1100 – 1200: Product Knowledge Workshop - Better tea for better margins, in association with National Tea Day

1245 – 1345: Business Builder Workshop – Stake your claim in the gastro-tourism goldmine hosted by John Farrand, Sir Gary Verity, CEO of Welcome to Yorkshire and other guest speakers

1430 – 1530: Feed the Dragon, hosted by John Farrand, managing director of the Guild of Fine Food

1630 – 1730: Keynote Address – Greedy Man in a Hungry World with Jay Rayner, followed by Q&A

Tuesday 13 February

1100 – 1145: Chef Demonstration – Stephanie Moon’s Pancake Day menu

1200 – 1300: Product Knowledge Workshop: Match speciality teas with a range of foods in association with National Tea Day

1315 – 1415: British and Continental Charcuterie tastings with BBC Radio 2 broadcaster and cook, Nigel Barden, and editorial director of Fine Food Digest, Mick Whitworth

1445 – 1545: Feed the Dragon, hosted by BBC Radio 2 broadcaster and cook, Nigel Barden


Business Workshops

Sunday 11 February

1200 – 1500: Retail Merchandise Workshop, hosted by School of Fine Food’s Jilly Sitch

Monday 12 February

1200 - 1300: Forage the Show 1 with BBC Radio 2 broadcaster and cook, Nigel Barden

1330 – 1430: Forage the Show 2 with BBC Radio 2 broadcaster and cook, Nigel Barden

1545 – 1615: Sampling of award-winning beers & ciders in The Jolly Tasty pop-up pub and an opportunity to meet special guest speaker, Jay Rayner.

Tuesday 13 February

1200 – 1245: Retail workshop and Q&A with John Farrand, managing director of the Guild of Fine Food

1300 – 1400: One-to-one mentoring sessions

Trade visitors can register now for their FREE Fine Food Show North tickets at gff.co.uk/shows/ffsn.