A Source of Inspiration

Looking for new suppliers and inspiring ideas? Have an interest in speciality foods, drinks, catering and hospitality? Then visit The Source at Westpoint

7 - 8 February 2018

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The Source is the South West’s biggest trade show for the food and drink sector, taking place at Westpoint, near Exeter, on 7-8 February. In 2018, visitors can expect to see more than 200 producers from a wide spectrum of sectors.

It has everything a food business could possibly require, from the mainstream to the specialist, raw ingredients to high-quality food service products, furniture to kitchen design and business services. Unearth unusual local products with fascinating provenance and meet passionate producers and suppliers. Compare products, discover new suppliers, catch up with colleagues, clients and friends, and tap into the latest key industry trends. 

Special show features include a Newcomers’ area, while inspiration, advice and culinary innovation will be displayed in the In-toto Demonstration Kitchen, which is hosting a range of inspiring chefs showing off their skills, a drinks masterclass and a cocktail competition. It’s a great place to meet the winners from the South West Chef of the Year competition, including Robert Cox, the South West Chef (and Professional Chef) of the Year 2017, and Eleanor Thuell, 2017 Student/Apprentice Chef of the Year, one of many talented emerging chefs from Exeter College.

Other chefs on the menu for 2018 include John Burton-Race of Richardson Hotels’ The Grosvenor, in Torquay. New for 2018, to demonstrate how to make the most out of the latest food trends and ideas, some of these demos will take place alongside short talks about emerging food trends, such as how to use sustainable under-loved seafood, or best cater to the growing requirement for vegetarian/vegan options.

As an added bonus, the successful and growing Westcountry Tourism Conference will be running alongside The Source, with two half-day events bringing together leading tourism businesses and industry experts.

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