East Central Agritourism Monitor Farm Meeting - Food Tourism

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National Museum of Flight

East Fortune Airfield

East Lothian

EH39 5LF

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Come along to the fourth East Central Monitor Farm meeting which will focus on food tourism.

This will be held at the National Museum of Flight, East Fortune Airfield, near Haddington as Drift is packed with customers during the afternoon.

- What's local?

The meeting will highlight areas such as costs, benefits, logistics and the impact on a business that sources and provides local produce.

Our guest speaker is Sandra Reid from Fare Consulting.

Sandra is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and holds a post-graduate diploma in Hospitality Management from Queen Margaret University College. She held management positions in leisure and arts environments prior to running her own critically acclaimed restaurant. Before moving into consultancy in 2004, she was responsible for contract management of public and events catering with Historic Scotland. Sandra was Senior Consultant with Merritt-Harrison Catering Consultancy prior to starting Fare Consulting in February 2014. Sandra has been delivering elements of the Scottish Enterprise Experiencing Scotland project since 2010, specifically one-to-one food and drink strategy support to over 100 tourism businesses across Scotland. Over the past 4 years, Sandra has delivered the Scottish Enterprise Experiencing Scotland workshops, working closely with national bodies including Scotland Food and Drink, EventScotland as well as a variety of local food forums and networks.

Core focus areas of the meeting -

1. What is local?

When using local produce in your cafe, restaurant, self-catering or B&B business, is local within 5 miles? your local council area? your area of Scotland? Scotland? UK? Trends in demand for Scottish produce.

2. 10 Food products being used or would like to be used by Drift

What are the implications for sourcing these products? Ease of logistics, order size, price, quality, ability to tell the story on the menu. We will present results of an analysis looking at food and drink items

3. Supplying your own farm produce to guests

Benefits to your business, challenges, what works well

4. Environmental health requirements for serving food and drink

We will have Laura Dunning, Senior Environmental Health Officer from East Lothian Council joining the meeting to speak about requirements for serving food and drink on farms for events, and in farm B&Bs, restaurants, cafes, farm retail.

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National Museum of Flight

East Fortune Airfield

East Lothian

EH39 5LF

United Kingdom

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