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Bite Size now available to download

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Grant Thornton UK LLP
has recently issued the latest edition of Bite Size, their quarterly overview of activity in the food and beverage sector. Click here to download the document.
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Come and join us for the prestigious Taste of the West 2014 Awards Ceremony in celebration of fabulous West Country food and drink.
Our ceremony this year takes place on Monday 29 September 2014 at one of the UK's biggest and most exciting interactive science centres: At-Bristol. This is where and when we will be announcing the 'Best Of' winners of each product category, the overall winners of our hospitality and retail classes, as well as the winners of our Champion Product and Producer of the Year awards. Be part of it and hook up with 300 of the South West's finest foodie folks - tickets are on sale now and include entry into the food exhibition, a drinks reception and a 3-course lunch created using a selection of this year's mouth-watering award-winning products.

Attendance is by ticket or invitation only! Book your tickets NOW to avoid any disappointment - email Belinda or call the office on 01404 822012.
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Taste of the West Affiliate Member Stancold are specialists in the design and installation of hygienic areas, cold rooms and cold stores for chilled distribution centres, as well as industrial specification firewalls and partitions. They've just completed a large factory extension for Yeo Valley in Blagdon, Somerset where they expanded the existing dairy production facility with two large production areas, hygienic food safe corridors and a blast chiller area, overlaid by a large self-supporting ceiling.
Click here to read more about it...
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Entries into this year's South West Chef of the Year competition close on Friday 18 July! There are classes for professional chefs and amateur cooks, and this year there is a brand new class for student and apprentice chefs.
In addition to these, one winner will be selected by the judges to receive the overall award of South West Chef of the Year 2014.

Click here for more information about the competition, including details of the compulsory ingredients selected by our judges that must be incorporated in the menus of entrants in our two professional classes and the new Student Chef class.
Entry is via an online entry form which must be submitted by Friday 18 July.

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generic 2014 award lbl 32mm diaAre you an entrepreneurial individual working in the food and drink industry or perhaps you run an innovative business in the sector?  If the answer is ‘yes’, make sure you enter Taste of the West’s prestigious ‘Carol Trewin South West Producer of the Year’ award.

Named in honour of Carol Trewin, an eminent journalist and passionate supporter of local food and drink, this award is now open for entries.
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