The multi-award winning Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink returns to Northernhay Gardens and Exeter Castle from Saturday 29th April - Monday 1st May 2017 for another year of exceptional food, drink and demonstrations from top regional chefs. With more exhibitors, chefs and local producers expected than ever before, the Exeter Food Festival is set to be the ultimate foodie event over the May Bank Holiday weekend. 2017 will be its 14th year.
Thank you to all our sponsors for supporting South West food and drink producers at another fantastic Exeter Food Festival! We couldn't do it without the generosity of our sponsors listed below.
Dates of the next Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink will be Saturday 29th April - Monday 1st May 2017. Similar to last year, it will be three-day festival celebrating the outstanding food and drink of the South West, featuring more than one hundred regional producers, top chefs, a Westcountry Bakery, workshops, live music and food-themed activities. More information coming soon!
- Exeter City Council - MAIN SUPPORTER
With the historic city of Exeter as its centre and surrounded by unspoilt countryside, including 2 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a UNESCO World Heritage Site - The Jurassic Coast - make Heart of Devon an ideal place for an outdoor adventure.
Enjoy cycling rolling country lanes, the Exe Estuary Trail or something more challenging at Haldon Forest Park.
The pace of life is vibrant, the people are friendly and the food is fresh and delicious! Take a tour around one of the many vineyards, try a sample before you buy!
Visit www.heartofdevon.com for inspirational ideas.
Click here to visit the Exeter City Council - MAIN SUPPORTER website
- Aquamarine Media
Aquamarine Media is a specialist search and social agency based in Exeter. We offer paid search marketing (PPC), social media management and copywriting services to clients all over the country.
We’ve been involved with PPC since it first arrived in the UK and we have over 13 years’ industry experience. We provide the full set up and management of paid search campaigns, paid and organic social media management and craft engaging copy for blogs, websites, feature articles, print literature and adverts.
Click here to visit the Aquamarine Media website
- Ashgrove Kitchen
Whichever style of kitchen you decide upon, classic or contemporary, whatever the choice of materials, finish or fixtures, you can rest assured that it will be designed, manufactured and fitted to the highest standards. We pride ourselves on creating a working environment which brings out the best qualities in our people.
Click here to visit the Ashgrove Kitchen website
- BCR Associates
BCR is one of the UK's most considered cost reduction businesses. BCR specialise in helping companies to improve their profitability by reducing overheads - all without having to make an extra sale!
Click here to visit the BCR Associates website
- Bidvest Foodservice
We are the team behind your favourite places to eat out, we are responsible for getting chilled, grocery and frozen food, along side non food lines, catering equipment and wine to thousands of our customers every day so they can make every visit a great one. We are passionate about supporting our customers across Exeter and offering innovative new products and support to help them to be a success. We are already talking with companies about the packages on offer so don't delay in getting in touch. Visit this page for more details.
Click here to visit the Bidvest Foodservice website
- Boulter Bowen
At Boulter Bowen we have built our business around the concept that everyone has a Unique Ability, something we are each brilliant at, never tire of doing, continually improve at and that others value.
Click here to visit the Boulter Bowen website
- Dartmoor Brewery
Based in Princetown at the heart of the Dartmoor National Park, Dartmoor Brewery is England’s highest brewery situated at 1,465ft above sea level.
We’re passionate about brewing top quality real ales using the finest local ingredients and we take huge pride in our links with local people and the beautiful environment in which we live and work.
Click here to visit the Dartmoor Brewery website
- Dartmoor Kitchen
Dartmoor Kitchen is driven by multi-award-winning culinary hero, Tom Cull and his highly experienced and enthusiastic team. Their unwavering vision to create unforgettable feasts from the very best fresh, locally sourced ingredients has earned them an enviable reputation as the South West's finest outside caterer.
Tom's Pies are a multi-award-winning range of pies handmade in Devon in small batches to ensure superior quality and consistency. Using only the best farm-assured ingredients locally sourced wherever possible, these artisan pies are now recognisable up and down the country.
Little & Cull are the leading supplier of premium sous vide and prepared meals in the UK. With years of commercial and culinary experience, and sourcing ingredients as close to home as possible, their unique products are supplied to a wide range of national pub, hotel, restaurant and catering groups. www.littleandcull.co.uk
Click here to visit the Dartmoor Kitchen website
- Darts Farm
From the humble beginnings of the farm shop hut nearly 40 years ago Darts Farm has continually evolved. Our farm shop is still at the centre of our success, with the emphasis on food that is locally grown reared, baked or caught. We have an on-site master butcher, fishmonger, baker, deli, cider maker and restaurant. We also have a fantastic lifestyle shopping experience to offer. With a compilation of carefully handpicked specialist retailers, all under one roof.
Click here to visit the Darts Farm website
- Devon County Council
Kind donation towards Fresh at the Festival made by Councillor Andrew Leadbetter from his Locality Budget.
Click here to visit the Devon County Council website
- Devon Norse
Devon Norse is a highly successful and fast growing facilities management and contract services provider, now operating across five counties in the South West.
The company delivers a range of cleaning, caretaking and catering services to private and public sector clients including Devon County Council, schools, NHS sites, housing associations, leisure centres and civic buildings.
As part of one of the UK’s most dynamic and fast-growing Facilities Management services providers, Devon Norse has the financial strength so vital in times of economic pressure.
Click here to visit the Devon Norse website
- Exeter & the Heart of Devon Hotels & Restaurants Association
A collection of Devon hotels, restaurants and places to stay brought to you by Exeter and the Heart of Devon Hotels Association. Perfect if you are planning short breaks in Devon, family holidays or a romantic getaway. With some of the best food producers and suppliers on our doorstep, it's no surprise that Devon is a 'foodies' paradise, with food quality, seasonality and traceability all high on the agenda. What's more, with so much stunning coastline, countryside and areas of outstanding natural beauty surrounding you, selections of top Devon hotels and restaurants don't get much better than this.
Click here to visit the Exeter & the Heart of Devon Hotels & Restaurants Association website
- Exeter BID
Exeter Business Improvement District (BID) represents 640 businesses in the city centre. The BID supports businesses, works together with partners to make the city safer, cleaner and more welcoming and promotes Exeter nationally. Visit the In Exeter website [www.inexeter.com] for information on all the wonderful things to see and do in our exciting city.
Click here to visit the Exeter BID website
- Exeter Brewery
Since changing their name from Topsham & Exminster Brewery in 2008, Exeter Brewery have expanded ever more rapidly. They now have a fantastic site in Cowley Bridge Road where they have a retail shop and Tap-Room Bar.
The Tap-Room is open every Thursday evening from 5pm to 11pm. See website for more information.
Click here to visit the Exeter Brewery website
- Exeter Castle
Following nearly a thousand years of Crown occupation, the Exeter Castle, its courtyard and the backdrop of the Northernhay Gardens now provide one of the most unique event venues in Devon and arguably in the South West. We offer modern yet traditional spaces for culture, commerce & living.
Click here to visit the Exeter Castle website
- Exeter College
Exeter College is thriving as an exciting, friendly and purposeful college which is committed to ensuring all our students succeed. The Michael Caines Academy, launched at Exeter's Food Festival in 2011, aims to train the next generation of chefs and restaurateurs in 'excellence in hospitality'. It is one of a number of inspirational academies that challenge students to excel in their chosen field. We have high expectations of our students and staff and each year their combined efforts result in excellent exam results, outstanding training successes and brilliant music, arts, sports and community achievements. We welcome students of all ages and abilities and offer a comprehensive range of courses including over 35 A levels, the International Baccalaureate, over 85 vocational courses, apprenticeships, university level programmes, adult learning courses and short courses including leadership and management courses for employers. Come and be part of it!
Click here to visit the Exeter College website
- Exeter Golf and Country Club
Exeter Golf and Country Club is a hidden oasis just outside Exeter City Centre with a new gym, fitness studio and changing rooms. An 18 hole golf course, tennis and squash courts, along with luxurious indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools. Whether you're interested in relaxation, fitness or socialising in the newly refurbished Sports Bar, you will find yourself instantly at home in the welcoming, friendly atmosphere.
The Ã la carte menu offers outstanding and stylish modern British cuisine utilising the best regional produce. Chef Adam Little's creative passion transforms the Devon bounty of local seafood, beef, lamb, cheese and more, into modern dishes that are deliciously tasty as well as beautifully attractive. The perfect venue for lunches, dinners, Sunday lunch, family dining and private events.
Click here to visit the Exeter Golf and Country Club website
- Ilfracombe Foodservice
Ilfracombe Foodservice is a truly independent foodservice company offering an extensive range of over 4000 products covering Ambient, Chilled, Frozen, Fresh Meat, Cleaning, Paperware & Disposables, plus a range of Wines, Spirits and Beers.
Click here to visit the Ilfracombe Foodservice website
In-toto is the UK's largest kitchen specialist chain with over 50 independently owned studios. This mix of local enterprise and big company expertise makes your local In-toto a very different kind of kitchen specialist with talented motivated designer dedicated to making your new kitchen a success. Developed over 30 years, our proven project management systems ensure that your new kitchen will be completed, on budget with care, respect and minimum disruption to you and your home.
Click here to visit the In-toto website
- Kirk Hills Chartered Accountants
When it comes to pressing financial matters, whether it's a tax problem, a company acquisition or a business recovery plan, the range of service solutions we offer means we can respond promptly with a clear understanding of the issues involved. Together with our breadth of experience, we can work closely with you to develop tailored solutions to help you manage and work on your business.
Click here to visit the Kirk Hills Chartered Accountants website
- Michael Caines Academy
The Michael Caines Academy is an innovative partnership designed to nurture the future generation of talented restaurateurs, chefs and food service personnel. The Academy, inspired by the college's famous alumnus, Michael Caines MBE, is in partnership with City and Guilds and sponsored by 3663 and Robert Welch. The elite students, selected for their passion for the industry and ambition to excel, enjoy a mix of challenging practical and theoretical workshops with high profile experiences and masterclasses from leading chefs and the region's most renowned food experts - all designed to promote excellence in hospitality and catering.
Click here to visit the Michael Caines Academy website
At NEFF we understand the kitchen is at the heart of every home, a place to meet, eat and get creative. Therefore, we have created efficient, high quality products that meet the demands of everyone’s lifestyle. With ovens at the heart of the range, a passion for cooking drives our innovation. All of our models have been specifically designed to be the perfect partner in the kitchen
Click here to visit the NEFF website
- Nisbets Catering Equipment
Established in 1983, Nisbets has a reputation for industry excellence and were recently voted Best Equipment Distributor for the sixth time in Restaurant magazine’s Chefs’ Choice Awards.
Over 25,000 products are available online, from crockery and glassware, to professional knives and clothing, to appliances and refrigeration – all manufactured to commercial standards and sold at trade prices.
90% of items are available for next day delivery as standard, on orders placed right up until 8pm.
With 24 retail stores across the country, and more due to follow this year, members of the public are also welcome to browse a huge range of products, many of which are suitable for the home.
A Price Match Promise, 30 days’ money back guarantee and free returns policy, Nisbets is truly the one-stop shop for all your catering equipment needs.
Click here to visit the Nisbets Catering Equipment website
- Old Mutual Wealth Private Client Advisers
Old Mutual Wealth Private Client Advisers aims to be the premier financial planning firm, providing quality advice to all our clients across the UK.
We aim to make complex things simple and be known as our client’s trusted adviser.
We invest not only in technology, but in the professional development of our employed advisers and support staff to facilitate this.
Long-term security and peace of mind is key to us and our clients. We are part of the largest financial advice network in the UK (Intrinsic), who in turn is owned by Old Mutual Wealth, part of Old Mutual plc (a FTSE®100 firm).
Click here to visit the Old Mutual Wealth Private Client Advisers website
- Otter Brewery
The building of the Otter Brewery was, and still is, a labour of love. Established in 1990 by David and Mary Ann McCaig and located on a sixteenth century farm high up in the Blackdown Hills, it is now one of the South West's leading suppliers of cask conditioned beer and has been named the 2013 'Brewery of the Year' by the Good Pub Guide. The site is home to the UK's first underground eco cellar and the brewery's aim has always been to produce commercially viable beers that are full of integrity, provenance and real character. Otter Ale, Otter Bitter, Otter Bright, Otter Head and Otter Amber are available all year round.
Click here to visit the Otter Brewery website
- Paignton Zoo
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park is an education, scientific and conservation charity dedicated to protecting our global wildlife heritage and inspiring in people a respect for animals, plants and the environment.
Click here to visit the Paignton Zoo website
Your financial performance, our passion!
Prydis clients enjoy support that reaches beyond the boundaries imposed by traditional professional firms – bringing different requirements together in one place.
We provide innovative financial and legal solutions, tailored to make the most of your own circumstances. Our expertise in accountancy, wealth planning and law means you benefit from a truly integrated service, with greater simplicity and better outcomes.
Click here to visit the Prydis website
- Salt Media
Here in the South West, peeling waves and sand between the toes are part of daily life. However, when it comes to design, marketing and publishing, you’ll find Salt Media as pin sharp as any urban agency. We specialise in publishing – including our own monthly food magazine, fine dining and speciality coffee guides to the South West – contract publishing, and design, branding and strategic marketing for a host of lovely clients. We love working in both print and digital formats – whether it’s creating websites or stunning brochures.
Click here to visit the Salt Media website
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- Stephens Scown
Stephens Scown, one of the leading law firms in Devon and Cornwall with offices in Exeter, St Austell and Truro are consistently top rated in Legal 500 and Chambers Guide, with legal teams providing expert personal and business advice. Clients not only trust our expertise, they value our determination in helping them achieve the right result. This commitment to quality and customer service is one of the reasons why we continue to attract high quality work from regional, national and international clients.
Click here to visit the Stephens Scown website
Producing a magazine that focuses entirely on Devon’s food and drink is important to us. It has resulted in Taste Buds becoming the main source of information for readers when looking for somewhere or something great to eat in Devon. With an unrivalled local distribution across Devon, we have a readership of foodies who value Devon-made produce and regularly eat out.
Just like the food we write about, Taste Buds is lovingly made using the finest local ingredients!
Having been a regular Festival media partner since 2010, this year we are delighted to be supporting the Little Cookies marquee. We’ll be well-poised to keep an eye out for the next generation of local chefs and producers!
Find us at the show - our special Devon Restaurant Month edition will be hot off the press. Plus, our very own Taste of the West Country recipe book will be on sale.
Click here to visit the Tastebuds website
- Visit Exeter
Find things to do in Exeter for all the family. Follow events and discover What's on. Read up our Exeter city guide and enjoy your visit to Exeter.
Click here to visit the Visit Exeter website
- Vospers (Mazda)
Vospers means motoring in the South West and has been family run since 1946. Vospers Mazda covers the South Devon and Cornwall regions and has recently won a prestigious award for its outstanding customer service.
Click here to visit the Vospers (Mazda) website