As schools reopen their doors and businesses start looking to a brighter post-Covid future, us British folk are trying to rejoice in simple pleasures and remember how it felt to indulge in happy events. And what could be more confidence-inspiring and joyful than the return of a national event celebrating the best of our home-grown produce? September 19th marks the start of British Food Fortnight – a celebration of British food, highlighting the need to refocus on the physical and mental health benefits of eating top quality seasonal produce from around the country.
Organised by Love British Food, a leading national platform for the promotion of British retailers and caterers, the event is designed to encourage schools, hospitals and other organisations to select British businesses as their preferred suppliers.
The annual campaign takes place throughout the year, culminating in the Autumn event and offering endless benefits to businesses that take part. Organisations involved include hospitals and schools as well as iconic British institutions such as Wembley Stadium, Harrods, Westminster Abbey and Ascot Race Course, amongst others.
Bringing these establishments together with the common purpose of promoting British produce has built a community of food lovers working hard to support our own farmers and food manufacturers. At Quattro Foods we appreciate that eating from our own back garden is one of the most beneficial ways of boosting the economy and enjoying food of the highest quality. Supporting local businesses is one of our core values and our exceptional food products are produced with meat, fish, fruit, vegetables and herbs from the best of British farmers and growers. Our customers tell us that they love our commitment to supporting local industry almost as much as they love the outstanding taste of our food.
British Food Fortnight sits perfectly with our new strategy of enhancing our engagement with the retail sector, as well as supporting our ongoing work within the catering and education sectors.
Conceived in 2002, the event grows in popularity every year and 2020 sees the involvement of a familiar face – a dearly loved celebrity chef. Raymond Blanc shares his love of British food and offers further incentive for communities to pull together to support local producers and suppliers by launching a competition. Blanc is challenging businesses, schools, retailers, pubs, restaurants, caterers, hospitals and care homes to create an activity with British food at its heart, from creating gifts produced in your own garden to baking or cooking using a well-loved family recipe with at least one British ingredient. Other options include making heart shaped biscuits or cakes using British ingredients or photographing a hard-working local farmer harvesting crops. Encouraging everyone to share their story, winners will demonstrate the most inspirational take on British food to win an amazing selection of British food and drink treats.
At Quattro Foods we are passionate about understanding and appreciating how and where food comes from and we love sharing our love of local produce. Our customers repeatedly tell us how happy they are to support local businesses and the delicious aromas coming from our kitchens speak for the mouth-watering flavours these fine ingredients produce.