The inaugural ‘Taste of Winter' event created to celebrate local Scottish produce took place in Edinburgh last month and was attended by over 500 hospitality professionals.
Organised by Bidvest Foodservice Scotland the show included 35 Scottish exhibitors and an impressive number of visitors who all received the new specialist Scottish product brochure which champions local produce.
The new brochure contains over 370 products exclusively sourced from Scottish suppliers including Highlands-based Cobbs Bakery, Dundee-based tea and coffee supplier James Aimer and Tillicoultry based confectionery supplier, Mrs Tilly's.
John Forteith, head of business development at Bidvest Foodservice Scotland said: "We're delighted that the ‘Taste of Winter' event was so well attended. The Scottish food and drink industry is thriving and we have formed strong relationships with over 100 Scottish suppliers to promote their branded products to our customer base throughout Scotland.
"The Brochure's launch comes as Bidvest Foodservice Scotland continues to expand its Scottish product offering to meet the increasing demand for native Scottish food. Making it easier for our customers to capitalise on the growing trend, the brochure is designed to help our customers tell the story behind their food and helps their businesses to grow."
Bidvest Foodservice also worked closely with VisitScotland to promote the ‘Taste Our Best' accreditation, which is featured within the brochure. This seal can be awarded to those in the Foodservice Industry who feature 40% Scottish produce on their menus. The brochure explains how customers can achieve the quality mark and how to make the most of it on menus.
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