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Northamptonshire food and drink businesses invited to attend a free one day workshop

Posted: 12/02/10 by Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership

Northamptonshire food and drink businesses are invited to attend a free one day ‘Menu for Success’ workshop at Northampton College on the 16 February organised by Northamptonshire Enterprise Limited and run by LiveTourism.

Liam Goodmill, Head Chef at the Pheasant in Keyston, who was one of the team who fought off stiff nationwide competition to be in the final cook-off of Gordon Ramsay’s recent Channel 4 F Word competition will perform a live cookery demonstration of his acclaimed culinary talents. 

The ‘Menu for Success’ workshop offers practical advice on all aspects of running a food and drink business including new ways of attracting and maintain custom as well as how to make a positive difference to bottom line throughout 2010, all with a view to combating the impact of the current economic downturn. 

The agenda for the day will include informative talks from Stonebow expert Gary Hodgkisson and Mike Berthet, Director of national supplier M&J Seafood, opportunities to meet award-winning local producers as well as:

  • Menu costing
  • Adding value to the customer experience
  • Inexpensive marketing ideas
  • Food Awards: their importance and how to win them

Peter Birnie, LiveTourism, says: “Running a profitable food operation is not just about putting food on a plate, it’s about how you attract customers in the first place, how you present yourself on your website and menu, the ambience you create and the quality of welcome and service. The day will be far from theoretical, we will focus on the practical changes and ideas that operators can implement to sharpen their business and help them stand out from the crowd.”

For further information or if you are interested in attending contact Susan Kay, Quality Manager, Northamptonshire Enterprise susan.Kay@northamptonshireenterprise.ltd.uk or 01604 609539.

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