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To this day, Estrella Damm is brewed in Barcelona using the original 1876 recipe and 100% natural ingredients: barley malt, rice and hops.  The quality of our ingredients is of the utmost importance and as such, we work closely with local Mediterranean farmers and process our malt to the strictest standards in our own malt house: La Moravia. Estrella Damm’s yeast is unique and it is sorted under high security measures.

Ultimately, in our relentless search for quality we have not only kept our brown bottle, but have further darkened to provide 30% more protection against harmful light than the standard brown bottles, to ensure that you can enjoy the true, pure Mediterranean taste of Estrella Damm.

Lead Partner



“With a history dating back to 1783, Schweppes is a much loved brand which is instantly recognisable to consumers, and is a good choice for operators looking to make the most of the growing popularity of mixers. The brand has been trusted by The Royal Family since 1836* and is regularly voted as the best tasting classic mixer on the market by consumers and expert panels alike, most recent being The Times in August 2015. The brand also recently launched Schweppes Sparkling Juice Drinks to help licensees tap into the popularity of adult soft drinks. The new line-up includes Grapefruit & Blood Orange and Lemon & Elderflower variants, designed to cater for sophisticated palates and the growing trend in straight drinking. With only 20kcal per 100ml, the sparkling juice drinks are one of the lowest calorie options of their kind in the adult special sector.”



Innovation and invention have been at the heart of Aspall ever since Clement Chevallier arrived at Aspall Hall in 1728 to set up his new cyder business. Now one of the oldest family businesses in the UK, Aspall is run by the eighth generation of the family, Barry and Henry Chevallier Guild.

While upholding the same exacting standards set by Clement nearly 300 years ago, the business has continued to innovate and improve. Today, with its immense heritage, Aspall is recognised as a brand that values its past while embracing new ideas and technologies.


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We are a producer and distributor of speciality foods, working with artisan food producers across the globe. Every day, we supply to a nationwide network of customers from the smallest farm shops, to five star restaurants, hoteliers and food manufacturers.

As well as the largest collection of British farmhouse cheeses in the UK, our remarkable range includes Mediterranean deli products from Dell’ami, an enviable range of British cured meats and premium patisserie ingredients. We also have our own cheese making dairy in Worcestershire where we make our own goats cheeses. Whatever we do, from sourcing amazing food to delivering it on time, we always stick to one simple rule……an absolute dedication to honest, authentic, remarkable food.



Natural Mineral Water must come from a single protected source to ensure its purity and consistent mineral composition. The source of Hildon Natural Mineral Water is a jewel that lies deep within the Test Valley in rural Hampshire. The Hildon Estate comprises 180 acres of beautiful English countryside where hares bound, wild deer roam and birds of prey soar high above. Passionate about protecting our natural surroundings, we strive to keep the estate as environmentally friendly as possible. The purity of the environment is reflected in our Natural Mineral Water giving a clean, well-balanced flavour that has become synonymous with fine dining, enhancing the food and wine it is shared with.

The exquisite taste of Hildon has won blind tastings conducted by the most refined palates, and for good reason. Hildon has been selected as winner of the Chefs’ Choice Awards for four consecutive years (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016).



Lavazza’s mission is to bring the authentic Italian espresso experience to a global audience. For over 30 years Lavazza has devoted itself to gastronomy and product experimentation. Its training centre, founded in 1979 in Turin was the first espresso school in Italy and the company has now opened 50 further centres around the world. Italy’s favourite coffee collaborates with high-profile chefs around the world, including Ferran Adrià, Carlo Cracco and Massimo Bottura. Furthering their devotion to the Haute Cuisine, Lavazza is honoured to be a partner of Slow Food UK, showing their commitment to food with a dedication to community and environment.

Drinking coffee outside the home is a part of everyday UK culture.  This one-time nation of tea-drinkers now produces some of the best food in the world and has also developed an appreciation for great coffee. Lavazza’s belief is that diners at top restaurants expect the coffee to be at least as good, if not better, than their coffee shop experience. As such, there is a risk that a sub-standard coffee at the end of a beautifully prepared meal can leave the customer with a bitter taste in their mouth. Lavazza believes capsule systems are the future when it comes to food service ensuring exceptional coffee is served consistently. Their BLUE capsule system produces an espresso that is unrivalled by any other method and is used by many top gastronomy restaurants including Nathan Outlaw in Rock, Cornwall, and L’Anima in London


Liberty Wines and Champagne Devaux

Providing exceptional service has been at the heart of Liberty Wines for the last 20 years.  Its approach is simple: strive to supply the right wine to the right place at the right time and price.  Awarded International Wine Challenge On-trade Supplier of the Year eight times, the company continues to invest in education and training for staff and customers, in the belief that increased knowledge improves service. Now in the fourth year of sponsoring these awards, Liberty Wines is delighted to recognise those in the industry who also strive for outstanding service.

Devaux, the official Champagne partner of these awards, shares this pursuit of excellence. Founded in 1846 in the southern part of the Côtes des Bar, Devaux retains total control over its grape supply which is a rarity in Champagne. The “D Collection” wines are Devaux’s very best. Grapes come from specific, sustainably farmed parcels across the Aube and the wines are aged for five years before release, resulting in rich, elegant Champagnes which demonstrate the careful attention to detail characteristic of the Devaux house.



Norwegian Seafood

Geographically, Norway is one long coastline. So it’s no surprise that we’re a fishing nation. It’s in our genes after all; plenty of our fathers and their fathers before them made their living at sea, and as children we grow up eating it. At the Norwegian Seafood Council, our job is to tell this story – and why we are one of the world’s biggest and most sustainable producers of seafood.




OpenTable is the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 18 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 36,000 restaurants.

For restaurants, OpenTable hospitality solutions enable them to manage their reservation book, streamline their operations, enhance their service levels and deliver personalised hospitality.

The OpenTable website and mobile apps enable diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus and other helpful information, and easily make an instantly confirmed booking.

OpenTable also powers online reservations for nearly 600 partners, including Google, Tripadvisor and many more.

Since its inception in 1998, OpenTable has seated more than one billion diners around the world.

OpenTable is proud to be sponsoring the ‘Fit For Foodies’ award. Many OpenTable diners consider themselves to be foodies – informed, adventurous and, above all, appreciative of unique dining experiences. The OpenTable ‘Fit For Foodies’ award represents the combined opinions of more than 300,000 reviews submitted from verified OpenTable diners over the last year.


The Restaurant Show

Now in its 29th year this renowned, unique trade event caters to those owning, operating and working in restaurants, hotels, catering companies, cafes and leisure establishments across the UK.

See over 450 exhibitors supplying everything you need for your business from food and drink through to EPOS and furniture. Running alongside Conscious Hospitality Show, Catering Equipment Expo and The Bar & Pub Show, one badge will allow you access to 4 great shows all under one roof. So, whether you are comparing products, sourcing new opportunities, looking for information, guidance or inspiration from top chefs, business leaders and experts –  join us at The Restaurant Show as it’s the show your business cannot afford to miss.


Ritter Fresh

Ritter Fresh, part of Ritter Courivaud, is one of the UK’s leading fine food wholesalers specialising in the very best fresh meat, fish and game. Sourcing from around the world, we have been proud suppliers of the best quality ingredients to the most prestigious restaurants and leading establishments in London, and the rest of the UK, for over 20 years.

Ritter Fresh is renowned for our extensive and diverse fish supply which includes day boat fish and shellfish such as langoustine, diver caught scallops, crabs, lobsters and cockles. This is complimented by an expertly source meat range. Many of our products are reared on small farms to breed the finest produce.

appetite-learning-223Appetite Learning

A division of William Reed, Appetite Learning offer online training to a multitude of businesses within the food & drink industry.

As the publishers of over 10 brands in the food and drink sector, including Restaurant Magazine and The Grocer, William Reed benefits from unique insights into what training problems businesses currently face. The services and products on offer from Appetite Learning have been tailored to resolve some of the most common issues in the industry such as high staff turnover, training costs and more.

Powered by our partners Virtual College and utilising pioneering technology, Appetite Learning offer a wide range of off-the-shelf courses to help quickly demonstrate compliance and fulfil health & safety measures. Additionally, businesses can collaborate with Appetite Learning in the development of bespoke modules that precisely fit the needs and wants of your company.

Appetite Learning’s powerful and mobile-optimised Learning Management System can transform your staff training. Company-wide administration, monitoring and reporting can be easily controlled from any location, even if your company has multiple sites globally.

Our current clients include the likes of Aramark, Hyatt Hotels, Nespresso and more. Contact us on 01293 610473 today for a free consultation with one of our team.