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Fine Food Show North promises a great opportunity for caterers



Taking place on Sunday 11th to Tuesday 13th February 2018, trade-only event Fine Food Show North is set to be the perfect opportunity for caterers looking to seek out the latest trends in food and drink.

Glean ideas to make your food business stand out

Offering all sorts of sessions, from specialist seminars to cooking demonstrations, this show should provide you with ways to help make your food business stand out from the crowd.

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

Formerly known as the Harrogate Fine Food Show, the free event has been extended to three days and moved from June to February in response to popular demand from caterers. Throughout the show you'll enjoy:


  • 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

What's on the schedule at Fine Food Show North?

In the Fine Food Live! Theatre you can dip in and out of the following order of events:

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


Plus, the following business workshops will be on offer:

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 1with 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



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