International Food and Drink Event 2015

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Review of the International Food and Drink Event 2015

The International Food and Drink Event held at the Excel Centre, East London is over for 2015 and an amazing event it has been. We attended on Tuesday afternoon with the hope to listening to Alex Russo, the Chief Financial Officer at Asda, Bruce Langlands, Director of Food at Harrods and Claire Urry, Executive Director of China-Britain Business Council but we were caught up with eating, well sampling the multitude of new and exciting foods on offer.

We sat and watched Chef Habiba from Morocco produce what we thought was really delicious hummus and beef tagine in less than half hour; we listened to Chef Mark Greenaway from Edinburgh talk about sourcing foods locally including Scottish sea salt and we sampled our way around Walk the World section.

Outstanding sampling moments came from:

– The Taste of Jimmy’s Sweet Chilli Cheese with Tabasco seasoning- tasty, spicy and morish. We would definitely recommend this product for events etc see Facebook page for photographs of their popcorn dispensers.

– Snowflake Luxury Gelato, especially the chocolate flavour which was rich with an authentic after-taste.
– And although we did not sample the cheeses at the Snowdonia Cheese Company we agreed that the display and range of cheeses were stunning.


Buzzing at the International Food and Drink Event 2015

The Excel Centre was buzzing with business and the excitement of making multimillion pound deals; it was great to see the huge variety of representative from the food industry all in one place at the International Food and Drink Event. The only regret that we had is that there were too many stands to visit and not enough time to see them in. We will be better prepared for next year though.


Foodie Insights

Ercan Fish Bar is situated just around the corner from West Ham United Football club and has been selling authentic fish and chips for many years. This Chippie is absolutely overflowing with fans during match days and I am sure the owners have a tale or two to tell about serving players from the club as well.

I am a little apprehensive for them next year when West Ham move to the Olympic park but until then they may be worth a visit. Tell us about your local chippie by sending an email to or subscribe to our newsletter by completing the form below in the footer section of this post.


East London Fish and Chips shop challenge