FinditinWorcestershire Breakfast Meeting: Food and Drink - How to become retail ready


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18th July 2017 | 07:00 to 10:30

** Celebrity chef confirmed ** Passionate food and drink suppliers will get the chance to meet an advocate of cooking with local produce, when celebrity chef, Felice Tocchini, will be attending to conduct a live cookery demonstration.

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Are you a business in the food and drink sector? Then join FinditinWorcestershire on Tuesday 18 July for our monthly breakfast event with a difference!

Following the success of last year's event, we will be bringing you the best of Worcestershire’s small, local producers and helping them link up with potential buyers. Worcestershire is renowned as a home for food and drink and within its borders there are many award-winning establishments using locally sourced produce, so this time our theme will be 'How to become retail ready' with a great range of speakers who will provide expert advice and guidance to new and existing companies in the food and drink sector, 


  • Patrice Garrigues, Commercial Manager at Blakemore Fine Foods (the largest division of SPAR) - Celebrating 100 years of Blakemore Foods and why 'Fine Foods' is committed to supporting Great British food and drink producers 
  • The science of managing food company growth – Forecasting and consistency, getting your plans right from product development and production to delivery from Ruth Dolby, Director at Food Science Fusion Ltd
  • Inspirational speaker, Emma Heathcote-James, Founder and CEO at Little Soap Company, 'How to sell into retail and build a successful brand' - Hear how the 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year got the first organic soap on the supermarket shelves
  • Food standards – what existing and new food businesses need to know from Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRS), and an introduction to the new business-led Worcestershire Food & Drink Association, working in partnership with WRS and Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership.


Passionate food and drink suppliers will get the chance to meet an advocate of cooking with local produce, when celebrity chef, Felice Tocchini, will be attending to conduct a live cookery demonstration.

Chef Felice owns the award-winning Feli’s Bar & Restaurant in Stoulton, Worcester, which he runs with the help of his wife, Fiorinda, son, Dan and Dan’s wife, Abbey. He is well known in the industry and is also a chef at the Jean Christophe Novelli Academy. He is no stranger to television, appearing on programmes including The One Show, Countryfile and The Gadget Show and famously created the Worcester Dunker – a biscuit designed to dip in tea…or champagne!  

Support your local producers by tasting your way around the 'Food and Drink Hall' showcasing the very best of the county’s grassroots in food and drink and don’t miss the exceptional opportunity to speak with food and drink specialists – who visit the exhibition and network with attendees

Calling all exhibitors! We will have a zone for you......

Are you a food or drink producer? Exhibit in our 'Food and Drink Hall' - With an increasing consumer interest in buying local, fresh food at farmers markets, farm shops, delicatessens and independent shops, FinditinWorcestershire wants to help forge links between food producers and retailers. Book your place in our 'Food and Drink Hall'.

Can you offer the food and drink sector business support? There will be our usual 'Business Support' Zone - if you can offer anything from website and marketing expertise, to advisory services then you need to feature in our exhibition. 

Money Showcase - Can you provide financial assistance, grant funding or R&D strategies for the food sector? Get in touch and take a stand in this zone if you can provide support for future growth.

Please email to express an interest NOW.

This is an event for all sectors, so book your FREE place below now. Our regular networkers are all welcome to come along and visit the exhibition of local produce.


This event is free.


Ricoh Suite
Sixways Stadium
Warrior Way

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