Dates for your diary
17th – 25th Feb
Real Bread Week
Created and run by the Real Bread Campaign since 2010, this is the annual, international celebration of real bread and the people behind its impressive rise. Its aim is to put the spotlight on the Campaign’s key work of encouraging and helping people to buy real bread from local, independent bakeries, and to bake their own.
Each year, bakeries, baking schools, mills, schools, care homes, and youth and other community groups bake special loaves, and run classes and other activities. Meanwhile, countless people bake at home, often with their children and other family members, colleagues or friends.
25th – 27th Mar
Hotel, Restaurant and Catering (HRC) returns to connect the industry’s most influential hospitality experts, chefs, and operators with the finest suppliers in the market. These range from design and décor brands to food and drink products to suppliers of professional kitchen equipment and innovative hospitality technology solutions.
With a host of carefully curated features, HRC provides a hub of innovation and inspiration. Over three days of complimentary seminar sessions, you can uncover the latest trends, develop your knowledge, gain valuable advice from leading industry pioneers on the current issues influencing the hospitality and foodservice sectors, and visit over 1,500 suppliers.
11th – 14th Apr
London Coffee Festival
Truman Brewery, London
The London Coffee Festival celebrates the capital’s bustling and vibrant bean scene. With over 23,500 coffee lovers, foodies, professional baristas, café owners and top decision-makers having attended last year, it promises to be an unmissable event for caffeine afficionados and industry folk alike.
The event will feature over 250 artisan coffee and gourmet food stalls; tastings and demonstrations from world-class baristas; interactive workshops; street food; coffee-based cocktails; live music and DJs; and art exhibitions, held across an array of uniquely themed zones. All this and it will also host the prestigious Latte Art Live and Coffee Masters competitions.
National Tea Day
The Tea Group established National Tea Day on 21st April 2015 in order to raise awareness, as it felt that the drink’s integral place in British culture was starting to wane. This celebration also falls on the late Queen’s official birthday, which is on the same date.
Celebrating all things tea in the UK, National Tea Day has now became the top trending hashtag on the day itself, accruing billions of media impressions. Each year, the nation shares its love of tea through exciting events, fun, informative online content and, of course, the quintessentially British afternoon tea.