Visitors get their just desserts

SOME delicious demonstrations were made at this year’s Northumberland Food Event.

More than 150 delegates from county food and drink businesses attended the networking day at the Holiday Inn, Seaton Burn, which aimed to inspire and help them to improve their profitability.

The experts who showcased their skills and knowledge included Simon Tennent, he demonstrated winning ways with free range duck and chicken supplied by Northumberland Poultry, a modern approach to mutton from Douglas Jordan – Chairman of the North East Culinary and Trades Association – and Claire Armstrong of the 21 Group, who put on a masterclass in desserts.

There was an opportunity to meet key industry figures and suppliers and the seminars also gave caterers the opportunity to learn more about using social media and search engine optimisation.

Officers from the Northumberland County Council Public Protection Service were also on hand to advise on food safety, trading standards and licensing.

Head of Public Protection Victoria Barrington said: “The event was a great success once again and the feedback we have received has been very positive.”