Sheffield Food Festival 2018

Sheffield Food Festival couldn’t happen without the support of a huge range of local organisations and companies. We’d like to thank the following groups for helping us to realise the 2018 event:

A Passion to Inspire is a non-profit making, voluntary initiative, initially developed to bring education and the catering industry closer together – to help and support  the future of tomorrow today’. The initial format was a competition… but with a fun and supportive element, to nurture, encourage and support students, and give them belief in, and a passion for, their chosen career. The competitions are open to all students at any level and on any course – including front of house and kitchen. Students, colleges and lecturers have the opportunity to meet some of the industry’s top chefs, restaurateurs and hoteliers.

‘A Passion to Inspire’ also recognises the practical needs of the industry and has, through the support and help of the RSPCA’s Freedom Food (farm animal assurance and food labelling scheme) developed partnerships with such producers as Dingley Dell Pork, Brookfield Farm (veal) and Loch Duart Salmon. All have offered students site visits and talks.

Bhayani Law was established in 2014 as a way to provide expert professional advice to help both employees and businesses navigate the minefield of employment law and HR.  They are one of a small number of firms in the UK who specialise exclusively in employment law and human resources.

Creative Abuse provide graphic design, web design and hosting services to many of our Events Collective projects.

Exposed Magazine is Sheffield and South Yorkshire’s ultimate entertainment + listings guide. The Exposed team project managed the new Sheffield Food Magazine, providing design, copywriting, editing and advertising sales and co-ordinating print and distribution. We couldn’t be more grateful!

Opus Independents is a not-for-profit, independent organisation working in culture, politics and the arts, encouraging and supporting participation, activism and creativity through mediums including in print, online and live events.

Their main strands are Now Then Magazine and the Now Then Discounts App, Opus Distribution, Wordlife and bespoke commissioned projects like the Digital Poetry Slam and the Festival of Debate.

Orchard Square is a haven in the heart of Sheffield city centre. Located off Fargate in the city centre, Orchard Square offers fashion, beauty, independents and cafes in a pedestrianised square. Coffee shops such as Café W, Costa and Starbucks, plus the authentic Taiwanese bubble tea shop Cuppacha make Orchard Square the perfect place to shop and relax.

For the first time this year it will be host to the Pop-Up Tea Room with outdoor seating and table service from local retailers. You’ll be able to relax with a cuppa and enjoy some delicious, locally made, indulgent treats.

Regather is a Sharrow based co-operative.  They run a venue (selling craft ales produced in their own microbrewery), operate an organic veg box scheme, (sourcing much of the produce from Sheffield based growers), and offer rooms to hire.

Sheffield Food Festival is a Sheffield City Council event and we work closely with the Major Events Team to ensure that we deliver a safe and successful event. We also receive support from Marketing Sheffield and City Centre Management.

Sheffield Business School at Sheffield Hallam University provide courses in Event Management and Hospitality Management. Their staff have contributed to our Food Futures programme of talks and support for food and drink entrepreneurs, and their students have volunteered to help us run the event over the weekend.

The School of Artisan Food exists to teach all aspects of artisan food production. It offers a unique opportunity for people of all skill levels to expand their knowledge through a wide range of short courses and a full-time Advanced Diploma in Artisan Baking.

Based in the heart of Sherwood Forest on the Welbeck Estate in North Nottinghamshire. Newly refurbished training rooms are specially equipped for the teaching of breadmaking, cheesemaking, brewing, butchery, charcuterie and preserving.

The School has an outstanding reputation for the quality of training it provides with courses being taught by some of the most skilled and experienced artisan producers and practitioners in the UK, Europe and beyond.

Sweetspot Hospitality Consulting has been launched by Justin Rowntree, the founder and former owner of the multi award winning Silversmiths Restaurant in Sheffield. He led the business, created dramatic growth, gained extensive media coverage and stood strong through the recession to be hailed as one of Yorkshire’s top independent restaurants with national and international acclaim.

Justin brings vast experience, knowledge and industry networks combined with his bold, insightful and energised approach to evoke transformational outcomes for new, growing and established businesses across the sector.

The North Marketing Agency is an independent, full service marketing agency based in Sheffield who take their clients on an adventure in marketing – PR, events, design, web and social media.

They believe in creative collaborations and have a strong network of talented associates. They are the go-to agency for businesses wanting something different when it comes to their marketing.

University of Sheffield Enterprise seeks to stimulate new ideas and supports students and graduates of the University to make their entrepreneurial ideas happen, through a programme of activities including: business coaching, advice, seed funding and incubation space.

Whirlow Hall Farm Trust is an educational trust that was established by Alan Aikin in 1979. Alan grew up in the inner city and was evacuated to a farm during the Second World War. He was so profoundly affected by his experience that he decided to create somewhere in the countryside where inner-city children and those from challenging backgrounds could learn and develop.

Each year they help over 10,000 children and young people,particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds and the inner city, to grow.

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