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Taste of the West celebrates 25 Years!

2016 is an extra special year for us as we will be celebrating our 25th anniversary year. Set up in 1991, initially as a government-funded body, we are now the UK’s largest independent regional food group owned by over 1,000 members. We remain passionate about the provenance and quality of the fantastic food and drink that is made, serve and sold in the West Country.

To commemorate this landmark year, we have a host of initiatives planned. We want you, our members and supporters, to be part of our celebrations. There are lots of ways to get involved – join in our events, enter the Taste of the West Awards 2016, provide in-kind or financial support, or sponsor one or some of our activities. Whichever way you decide to support us, we would love to hear from you. Call 01404 822012 to discuss how you can support our 25th anniversary activities in 2016.
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Taste of the West
has signed up for Children’s Hospice South West’s £50 challenge in a double celebration of not only its own anniversary, but also 25 years of the charity. Read on to find out how you can show your support...

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WPS Insurance Brokers

As an affiliate of Taste of the West, WPS Insurance Brokers have been providing an extensive range of insurance and risk management services to our members since 2012 including their specialist Food & Drink Guard services - dedicated advice and solutions for the food and drink sector throughout the South West.

This month’s feature looks at the potential risks of Flavouring Substances in Food and Beverages. Read full article here

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With reports of over six billion eggs consumed in the UK last year and the nation's growing appetite for free-range, award-winning Somerset-based egg producer, Blackacre Farm, has launched a new educational campaign, 'No Multi-Tier Here', to give people a better understanding of their egg's journey from the farmyard to the kitchen.
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Are you looking for a way to learn new skills with your children throughout 2016? South Devon's Manna from Devon Cooking School's family courses allow the whole family to get hands on with local, fresh food, transforming raw ingredients into a whole range of delicious dishes, in one of their four family cooking courses (£75pp).

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