A member of Landmark Wholesale, Country Fare, hosted the latest of its popular ‘Chef Days Out’ events on Tuesday 13 March.
Continually looking for ways to educate and inspire its customers, the Bournemouth-based foodservice company hosted a Chocolate and Molecular Day and welcomed business owners, food bloggers and more than 30 chefs.
Guests were given the opportunity to watch practical demonstrations by award-winning chocolatier and pastry chef, Mark Tilling, and to network with local producers and suppliers while gaining fantastic industry knowledge at Purewell Electrical Demo Kitchen in Christchurch, Dorset.
Tim Whyatt, Marketing Manager at Country Fare, commented, “At Country Fare, we are always looking for new ways to partner with our customers. Now in its sixth year, the ‘Chef Days Out’ events grew out of our passion for food and the desire to provide customers with knowledge about local produce and showcase innovation within the foodservice sector. These events provide an opportunity for chefs and business owners to network with key people in the industry while gaining knowledge that will ultimately help their own businesses grow.
“The first Country Fare Chocolate and Molecular day was a huge success and we’ve received great feedback from all who attended. We look forward to hosting this event again in 2019 along with the rest of our annual Chef Days Out.”
One attendee of the event, Maciek Kijewski, owner of Molecular Magic Creative Catering, said of his experience, “It was a great and well-organised day, full of new techniques and great ingredients. The demonstration itself was well hosted, we learnt a lot and most of the new trends and speciality ingredients have already been introduced to our menus. It’s great that all ingredients featured in the demonstration are available to order via Country Fare with explanation and directions on how to use them. We are looking forward to another day out organised by Country Fare.”
Les Mohammed, Foodservice Trading Controller at Landmark Wholesale, commented: “I’m delighted by the success of Country Fare’s latest event. It’s fantastic to see our members provide excellent customer service by extending industry knowledge and contacts to help other people develop their knowledge and businesses.”
With the widest range of local produce for the catering industry, Country Fare supplies everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to dairy, including artisan cheeses, freshly baked breads and an ever-expanding larder of dry and frozen goods. For more information about Country Fare, please visit www.countryfare.co.uk or follow them on social media.