Foodfinder goes from strength to strength
a case of strength in numbers for Cornwall foodfinder. The
local food directory has grown yet again, with the new 2006
edition topping 200 listings of Cornish food and drink producers
for the first time.
The new 2006 edition of Cornwall foodfinder was launched
this week at the Watergate Bay Hotel with the help of Neil
Haydock, the new head chef at Fifteen Cornwall, at a seminar
about sourcing local and organic produce which was attended
by 62 guests, including chefs and caterers from all over Cornwall.
A staggering 59 new entries have boosted the latest edition
of Cornwall foodfinder and, according to Taste of the West
Cornwall and Cornwall Enterprise which jointly publish the
directory, confirmed it as one of the most important resources
available for Cornwall's food industry.
"The quality and variety of Cornish produce is
so fantastic," says Fifteen head chef Neil Haydock,
who is busy preparing for the new restaurant's opening
in May. "It's one of the main reasons for
locating Fifteen in Cornwall. We're now busy establishing
relationships with local growers and producers, and are already
making good use of foodfinder which will be well thumbed over
the next few months. It really is an invaluable resource."
When Cornwall foodfinder was launched in 2003 it broke new
ground, being the only comprehensive directory of local producers
in both a printed format and on a dedicated website –
It's now well established as the essential food and
drink directory for trade buyers throughout Cornwall.
"For the Cornish food industry, foodfinder works
both sides of the fence," says Angie Coombs of
Taste of the West. "It helps producers by getting
their details in front of buyers, and it helps buyers by making
it quick and easy to source locally. We've had a fabulous
turn out at today's seminar event, which has been all
about sharing information to make sourcing local and organic
produce easier. The chefs and caterers who attended will benefit
from the shared wisdom, and foodfinder will now help them
act on their good intentions."
The 'Taste of the future' seminar and foodfinder launch
at Watergate Bay attracted 62 guests. It was organised by
Organic South West and Taste of the West Cornwall and speakers
included top flight chefs Neil Haydock and Ben Tunnicliffe,
Will Ashworth of Watergate Bay Hotel, plus Philip Tanswell
of Roskillys Ice Cream, James Kittow of Kilhallon Quality
Meats and fish wholesaler Matthew Stevens who gave an overview
of key Cornish food specialities.
Any producers of Cornish food not already listed in Cornwall
foodfinder 2005 can still benefit from the scheme by visiting
for details of how to get listed on the website.
For further information please contact Veronica Newport on
01363 866927 or email: email@example.com.
The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the
Isles of Scilly has invested in Fifteen through the European
Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Taste of the West through
the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF).
Anyone considering a new horticulture, food and
land based industries project is advised to speak with Maria
Ford, at Government Office South West - 01752 635015 - before
commencing development as there are now only limited funds
available due to the successful uptake of funding by the agricultural
sector in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Taste of the West in Cornwall is a £5 million Objective
One gateway project, funded by the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF), the Department for Food, Environment
and Rural Affairs (Defra) and private matched funding. It
is part of the Taste of the West regional food group. Taste
of the West's Cornwall project includes a trade development
programme, a marketing grant scheme and a capital grants scheme,
available to small and medium sized food businesses which
produce, sell or process foods in Cornwall and the Isles of
Scilly. For more information log on to www.cornwalltasteofthewest.co.uk.
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