3–5 September 2017 • Olympia London • Trade Only

News & Updates


Time to embrace eating insects

There are many people and companies in the UK promoting insects for food, and you can already find them online and in various stores. From protein-rich energy bars made from cricket powder to the raw ingredient, and even cookbooks.

▶ Shami Radia explores why

talking speciality


From family businesses passed down through the generations, to brands taking their tentative first steps; diversity is celebrated at Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2017.

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Alternatives to Meat

The Meat-Free Market and its demand for Alternative Protein-Products

Attending The Caterer’s Food Service Forum 2017, we were particularly taken by a discussion on alternative proteins and the opportunities for the UK foodservice sector.

► Find out how the market is responding

Discovery at SFFF17


From centuries old heritage brands to up-and-coming new food businesses, Speciality & Fine Food Fair is a vibrant platform for everyone.

► A hint of what's on offer this year

Secretts Farm Shop


Currently leading Secretts Farm Shop's search for the newest suppliers is Shirlee Posner, who also runs the food blog Eat Surrey, we sat down with her to understand what she’s looking when sourcing new food and drink.

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New Speciality & Fine Food Fair Logo

Putting the 'special' in Speciality

Our very own Kara Bowen made a special announcement at IFE 2017 for Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2017, taking place from 3rd - 5th September at the London Olympia...

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Chocolate Statue at Speciality

Famous faces, a chocolate throne and a fresh drinks launch: two weeks to go until SFFF16

The clock is ticking and there is now less than two weeks to go before the doors open at Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2016 - the UK's leading fine food and drink trade showcase.

► And there's much to savour...

Emma Spitzer Risotto Recipe

Recipe: Preserved Lemon Orzo and Butternut Squash Risotto

Emma Spitzer, Master Chef 2015 Finalist, shares a delicious recipe with us. See her in action on the Fine Food Live stage at #SFFF16...

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New Speciality & Fine Food Fair Logo

Lee Holdstock: Why 2016 is the year of Organic

Lee Holdstock, Trade Association Manager for the Soil Association will be providing advice on going organic in the Business Mentoring Centre at Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2016. Ahead of the Fair, we caught up with him to ask ‘Why Organic?’…

► Discover the Answer

Blogger Nicky Clinch

Food Trends, Food Fads, Food Anxiety

Certified Macrobiotic Nutrionist, Counsellor and Chef Nicky Clinch talks Food Trends, Food Fads and Food Anxiety.

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Cocoa Beans

Fairtrade Chocolate – Keep the Faith!

While cocoa can now be enjoyed in an endless array of products around the world, this delicacy has a history that's equally rich and compelling.

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Speciality & Fine Food Fair Goes East

Set to be one of the most hotly anticipated new launches in the trade show calendar. London's greatest gourmet trade-only event - Speciality & Fine Food Fair - is launching in Asia.

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Q&A with Joanna Lynch from Waitrose

Ahead of this year’s Fair, we caught up with Joanna Lynch, Health, Medical and Wellbeing Buyer for Waitrose to find out what she looks for when attending…

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Recipe: Crab Risotto with White Chocolate

Award-winning chocolatier David Greenwood-Haigh will joining us at Speciality Chocolate Fair to explore the versitility of chocolate and to show us how to make this delicious risotto.


Thai Rainbow Slaw with Teriyaki Tempeh & Spicy Satay Sauce

With Speciality returning in September we have prepared a great line up on our Fine Food Live stage, Nicky Clinch, a Certified Macrobiotic Nutritionist and Chef will be demoing this deliciously healthy recipe...

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Establishing a point of difference

SFFF will soon showcase over 800 British and International producers - providing the most comprehensive opportunity to research the latest trends emerging in the speciality market. Roger Kerr, Chief Executive of the organic certification body OF&G, discusses the importance of standing out from the crowd.

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Ele-Friends & Naming Games

From 6th to 8th September 2015, The Three Chocolatiers (Jean-Marie Dessard, Thierry Spierkel and Philippe Wall) are coming together to deliver yet another spectacular chocolate sculpture. 

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The Caterer Jobs

The Caterer Jobs is the specialist recruitment website for industry leading media brand The Caterer. Take a look at their website and the weekly magazine which showcases a wide range of the best jobs in the industry. They specialise in management roles across all industry sectors, from pubs & bars, public sector, restaurants and hotels.  They also carry a vast array of kitchen and chef jobs at all levels. 

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As you prepare to attend this year’s SFFF, it’s worth considering where the most compelling market opportunities lie. What trends will you discover at the show and what’s around the corner? Roger Kerr, Chief Executive of the organic certification body OF&G, considers the state of play in the organic sector and its potential impact on food and drink businesses…

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Community Food Enterprise are collecting food at #SFFF15

At CFE, we believe that everyone in the community has the right not just to food, but to the right food - access to food is a right, not a privilege. You can help us by donating food at the end of the show and we will distribute it to over 2,000 families in need.

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What's new in food and drink

In the run-up to SFFF15 award winning Chef,
Mark Greenaway tells us his thoughts on the newest food trends and what he's going to be doing at the show...

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Who's Your Food Hero?

We are delighted to announce the return of our #FoodHero series, a feature highlighting the makers behind the artisan products that will be showcased at Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2015. 

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Making a Debut

The wraps are about to come off thousands of new and innovative artisan food and drink products at Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2015. More than 750 exhibitors will be taking part in the UK's leading 'trade only' showcase of fine food and drink - including a host of producers making their first appearance.

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A Tasty Line Up Of New Exhibitors

This blog shows a sprinkling of some of the new exhibitors that will be at Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2015. Visit the Exhibitor Directory to see the entire list of over 750 producers. On this list you can search for new and specific exhibitors.

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Speciality & Fine Food Fair media partner, The Artisan Food Trail often like to experiment in the kitchen, so they haven taken SFFF15 exhibitor Capsicana’s Chilli & Lemon Peruvian Cook Sauce, added a few extras and turned it into an extra special marinade for chicken.

Click here to read the recipe