June 26 10am-4pm
June 27 10am-4pm
Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate HG2 8QZ

Harrogate Fine Food Show is a showcase of first-time and long-standing exhibitors.  Visitors are able to meet and chat at length to the producers as well as taste products that will have never been seen before at a trade show.  The Harrogate Fine Food Show introduces new producers who have up until now only been seen at farmers’ markets and therefore it’s your chance to seek out new trends in food and drink that will make your shop, restaurant, café or pub a more interesting place to visit.

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” Harrogate Fine Food Show is the reason why regional food shows are so important. They represent an exciting and efficient way for buyers, from all sectors of the trade, to see first- hand what’s new and where their next big launch might be coming from, or what start-up producers are offering in terms of new trend and direction ideas. We will certainly be visiting again next year.”

– Jennifer Clarke, Harrods

HFFS 2015

Don’t miss

Learn from the experts – maximise profits and discover key industry trends. Helpful resources – talk to the Guild of Fine Food and pick up useful publications and tips. New product innovations – touch and taste the latest new products on the market. Try before you buy – speak to producers, learn more about the foods you stock. Educate – find out more about deli training courses for you and your staff. FineFoodLive! Theatre – take part in tastings, workshops and meet face to face with key industry figures. Stay connected – learn how to use social media to grow your business. Award-winners uncovered – discover Great Taste and Editor’s Choice. Feed the Dragon – present your products & services directly to key industry buyers. @HarrogateFFS – a table-top meet-the-buyer event showcasing a diverse range of Yorkshire’s food & drink. Christmas is coming  – learn how to maximise sales at the popular Cracking Christmas Workshop.

Exhibitor’s products for 2016

Who should attend?

All buyers & chefs welcome: Butchers, Farm Shops, Food Halls, Delis, Village Shops, Garden Centres, Bakers, Cheesemongers, Fishmongers, Greengrocers, Cafés, Restaurants, Pubs

For information about making the most of being an exhibitor contact Sally Coley. Please download our rates.

Exhibitors at the Harrogate Fine Food Show are guaranteed to meet quality visitors and buyers at the Show. Visitors include genuine retailers or food-service operators looking to source fine food and drink and discover new ideas and concepts. Through the readership of our monthly magazine Fine Food Digest as well as our trade association and training programmes, the Guild of Fine Food hear of new buyers before anyone else and can offer a hands-on approach to helping them reach the producers & suppliers they are genuinely looking to discover. With over 30 years experience, we know the fine food industry better than anyone and we will ensure you’ll meet hundreds of buyers over the two days.

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“Harrogate Fine Food Show was a magnificent success for our business growth this year. It was a real launch pad, allowing us to meet some incredible buyers from the world’s leading retailers, many of whom we are now working with. We couldn’t have done this without the support from the team at the Guild, who also included us in the show’s “Feed The Dragon” event – a must for any new brand.”

Katie Bain, Rocktails


Make the most of the show

  • Feed the Dragon early booking will mean you have more chance of being selected to take part in the popular Feed the Dragon sessions in FineFoodLive! Theatre on both days. Pitch your product to a panel of Dragons Den style panel of top food buyers.
  • Editors’ Choice each year Fine Food Digest editor Mick Whitworth selects his show-stoppers
  • Great Taste winners we highlight award-winning producers to help buyers identify your food
  • Goodie bags a chance to get your food and drink in front of every visitor by supplying samples to our high-quality jute bags supplied by wbc [link]
  • Show offers we promote genuinely exclusive discounts via our pre-registration communication

As a first-time exhibitor, the Harrogate Fine Food Show proved to be great value for sales prospects and brand awareness. As a company we were looking to raise our profile in the North of England and it proved very successful. 

Alex Oxspring, Oxsprings



Don’t miss out on booking your place on this retail workshop, back by popular demand.

Contact jilly.sitch@gff.co.uk

Fine Food Live!
Rest assured the most popular slot at the show Feed the Dragon will be returning again both days where you can watch our brave exhibitors pitch their products against a Dragon’s Den style panel of top food buyers. Exhibitors interested in taking part should contact Sally Coley
Visiting the show and placing orders direct with Exhibitors will save you money. Find out what Show Offers can be redeemed this year. Exhibitors wanting to include a show offer should contact Sally Coley
Turn your titbits into take-away triumphs
Stephanie Moon, consultant chef and TV cook
Stephanie MoonYorkshire chef Stephanie Moon demonstrates once again how to turn your deli counter cast-offs into fresh take-away nosh. Another brilliant way to recycle your comestibles and make money at the same time. Turn your near-date deli produce into cash with a range of quick but inspirational dishes and take-away style nibbles.

It’s been a very good show this year and well worth coming down from Scotland for. It’s always well organised and there’s a great selection of exhibitors, with new products on offer each year.

- Shona Grieve, The Selkirk Deli
Charcuterie champions
Featuring chef Simon Woods and master curer Colin Woodall and hosted by BBC Radio 2’s Nigel Barden
Nigel BardenFrom The Pig Hotel’s black pudding balls with piccalilli to Great Taste award-winning Cobble Lane Cured’s salami strudel, British charcuterie is the new champion of deli counters and restaurant menus across the land. Join Nigel Barden to sample the best of our home-produced meats, and learn from Colin Woodall, master curer at Woodall’s, who will compare British charcuterie with Continental classics. Chef Simon Woods will demonstrate three easy recipes using deli-counter charcuterie to bring inspiration to your menus.

Harrogate Fine Food Show is a key date in our diary. We are always looking to meet new producers and the Harrogate show is well placed to showcase unique artisan suppliers. We find the show is especially good at finding local and smaller producers, exactly what we are looking for. The timing is also ideal to take advantage of our seasonal buying deadlines. We will certainly be there in 2017.

- Adam Barber, Fenwicks Newcastle
Trade secrets of social media success
Presented by Laurra Davis, creative director of Brilliant Social Media
Laurra DaviesEver wondered how some businesses get social media just right? Unlike other marketing channels, social media is a level playing field – anyone can take part and a large marketing budget doesn’t guarantee success. In this session, Laurra Davis will explain how food & drink businesses can make a huge impact through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and will share easy-to-implement ideas for growing your business profile.
Feed the Dragon
Hosted by John Farrand, managing director of the Guild of Fine Food
John FarrandAlways a highlight of Harrogate Fine Food Show, Feed the Dragon pits the bravest of our exhibitors against a Dragon’s Den-style panel of top food buyers. The last show's Dragons included buyers from Selfridges, Hider, Booths and Whole Foods Market. Are you in – or out?

Event Location: Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate HG2 8QZ

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