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Coming to a show near you: dates announced for Great Taste Markets 2023

Great Taste Markets (Photo: Guild of Fine Food)

THE GUILD of Fine Food is thrilled to present its 2023 Great Taste Market line up to kick off the summer season.

Great Taste is the world’s largest food and drink accreditation scheme where every product is judged on taste alone – the Great Taste Markets showcase a curated selection of the award-winning products, and their producers, at some of the best shows and events across the country. From sumptuous savoury foods and exquisite confectioneries and impressive drinks, the markets promise an extraordinary, flavour-filled experience for visitors.

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The markets offer a unique opportunity for food enthusiasts from all corners of the UK to:

·       Experience some of the best tasting food and drink products in the world.

·       Purchase directly from the talented artisans behind the products.

·       Engage with the makers and discover how to best serve and savour their exceptional creations at home.

The confirmed dates and venues for the Great Taste Markets 2023 are:

            Taste of SummerRegent’s Park, London, 14 – 18 June 2023

Scottish Game FairScone Palace, Perth, 30 June – 2 July 2023

Hampton Court Palace Garden FestivalSurrey, 4 – 9 July 2023

RHS Flower ShowTatton Park, Cheshire, 19 – 23 July 2023

The Game FairRagley Hall, Warwickshire, 28 – 30 July 2023

The Big FeastivalOxfordshire, 25 – 27 August 2023

Carfest SouthLaverstoke Park Farm, Hampshire, 25 – 27 August 2023

Welsh Game Fair: Vaynol Estate, Bangor, 9 – 10 September 2023

Malvern Autumn Show: Three Counties Show, Worcestershire, 22 – 24 September 2023

Spirit of Christmas: Olympia, London, 30 October – 5 November 2023

Country Living Christmas Fair: Business Design Centre, London, 8 – 12 November 2023

Woman & Home Christmas Live: County Hall, London, 18 November 2023

Christabel Cairns, operations & marketing director at the Guild of Fine Food, says: “This is our biggest year yet for Great Taste Markets – we’ll be showing Great Taste food and drink products to a potential 600,000 visitors.  We can’t wait for food and drink lovers across the country to have the chance to taste some Great Taste winners for themselves.

“The markets are a brilliant opportunity not only to try and buy award-winning products, but also to meet the makers themselves.  Every product is not only delicious but has a story behind it and what better way to find out than by meeting and supporting the producers in person.”

Be sure to mark your calendars for the Great Taste Markets and experience the exceptional craftsmanship and unrivalled flavours that have earned these artisans their well-deserved Great Taste accolades.

What is Great Taste? 

Recognised as a stamp of excellence and actively sought out by food loversand retailers alike, Great Taste, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, values taste above all else. All products in the line-up for judging are blind-tasted: every product is removed from its packaging so it cannot be identified, before entering a robust, layered judging process.

New for this year and to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Great Taste, the Guild of Fine Food offered 50 micro producers the chance to put one new product in front of its expert panel of Great Taste judges for free. The bursary was aimed at micro producers who have never entered Great Taste before or have a new product, which has never been entered before. The bursary panel, which consisted of Adrian Boswell, buyer at Selfridges, industry commentator and food entrepreneur Mallika Basu, and PR & marketing expert AJ Sharp, selected the 50 most eligible entries.

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