British Food Fortnight is fast upon us and what with the resurgence of the nations ability and show of love for #EatOutToHelpOut, Love British Food Ambassadors are calling on you to instil and support our homegrown suppliers across the nation and tell us who has the most inspirational take on British food and drink.
Now in its 19th year, British Food Fortnight has been the catalyst for small and large organisations and community groups across the United Kingdom to instil the importance of buying British to protect our farmers, food producers and countryside. This year the Fortnight is poised to take place as usual with menu promotions celebrating British food, and in particular the local food chains that have sustained the country this year.
The team of Love British Food Ambassadors are leading this year’s British Food Fortnight national competition encouraging us all to show our love for British food. The competition is open to everyone who has been involved in an uplifting gesture or activity that has British food at its heart. Simply share your story and why you are taking part, the person or group with the most inspirational take on British food and drink will be announced the winner. Closing date for the competition is 24th October and winners will be announced Friday 6th November.
New for this year is British Food Fortnight’s online show, open to all from Saturday 19th September with new features being added daily throughout the fortnight. Visitors can see their favourite Ambassadors cooking delicious British ingredients in the cookery theatre. Meet producers and hear first-hand about the food they make and join in the Big British Food Fortnight Debate that will feature leaders responsible for food in our schools, hospitals, care homes and communities. Panel discussions will take place throughout the fortnight discussing key issues such as sustainability, why buy British and nutritional benefits of different foods. There will also be trade stands for visitors to visit and enjoy the special promotions on offer.
While the Fortnight is an important focal point for British food producers, preparation and planning behind the scenes is an all year-round project for the organisers as they set up to work with a number of high-profile celebrities, such as leading chef Raymond Blanc, Liz Earle, Candice Brown and Alex Hollywood . As well as industry organisations including the Local Authority Caterers, Hospital Caterers Association and the National Association of Care Catering.
For more ideas on how to take part, details of the competition and activities and 14 things you can do during the fortnight visit www.lovebritishfood.co.uk
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