Plan now to put British on your menu for the 10th British Food Fortnight!
Michel Nijsten from the Albright Hussey Manor Hotel
Now is the time to plan your menu for the 10th British Food Fortnight (17 Sept – 2 Oct 2010).? Nine of the large food service organisations have already signed-up to taking part as have six major pub groups, all the chef associations and QHotels.? It is not too late to join them!? Here are some ideas for you to consider:
??????? Adapt your existing menu or create a special board focusing on British or local produce.? Set yourself a target of at least five British or locally sourced dishes on your menu.
??????? Make simple dishes special by sourcing British: Soup of the Day and Bangers and Mash are always popular and are easy to localise.
??????? Larger suppliers can provide British and, in many cases, local produce; be specific when talking to them about what you want and don?t shy away from specifying British as part of your requirements.
Heres a ‘Hot Tips’ guide to making the national food promotion work for you.
NEW for 2011 – Become a member of Love British Food: to celebrate the event’s 10th anniversary, caterers have the opportunity to become a Love British Food member.? Members will receive free advertising on the site, promotional material, member’s certificate and logo.? Packages start at ?55.