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Taste of Caithness & Sutherland 2008

27th September 2008

Photograph of Taste of Caithness & Sutherland 2008

Wednesday 8th October 2008
Mackays Hotel, Wick

Scotland Food & Drink in association with Highlands & Islands Enterprise is delighted to promote the 2008 Taste of Caithness and Sutherland exhibition on Wednesday 8th October at Mackays Hotel, Wick. This exhibition will showcase the finest produce from this beautiful region.

The event is open to food related businesses as well as the general public. Food related businesses interested in sourcing produce and discovering more about the outstanding produce from the region are invited from 10.00 - 14.00pm. It is also open to the general public from 14.00pm - 16.00pm, please come along to discover the quality food and drink producers from the Caithness & Sutherland region.

Approximately 25 local producers will each have an exhibit showcasing their premium local produce ranging from meat to organic eggs, fish to oysters, honey to whisky, cheese to oatcakes.

This event follows the success of the 2007 exhibition where HRH Prince Charles was in attendance and was full of praise for the quality and range of produce. The event also saw attendance from over 80 local and regional buyers and over 20 exhibitors.

"I look forward to a successful event that promotes the excellence of the area's food and drink produce and assists the sector grow and realise its undoubted potential."
HIE Area Manager Caithness and Sutherland, Roy Kirk

10.00 - 14.00pm - Open to businesses
As well as discovering the quality range of food and drink producers at the exhibition there will be a cooking demonstration from one of Scotland's top chef's, Tom Kitchin. In 2007 Tom won a Michelin Star (the youngest ever Scot to receive one), the award for Scotland's Chef of the Year and Restaurant of the Year (The Kitchin, Edinburgh). Tom is passionate about the region's produce and will use the finest of local ingredients in his demonstration.

Tom will be giving his cooking demonstration at 10.00 sharp so please be there with plenty of time to enjoy this unique opportunity.

"I am honoured to be part of this exhibition. The Caithness & Sutherland region has some of the finest and freshest produce I have ever come across and it is a region that I am passionate about. It's going to be a great day!" - Tom Kitchin, Award Winning Chef

14.00 - 16.00pm - Open to General Public
As well as discovering the quality range of food and drink producers at the exhibition leading chef Jacqueline O'Donnell will also be giving a food demonstration with local produce. Jacqueline has cooked alongside Antony Worrall Thompson, Jean-Christophe Novelli, Michael Caines and Lady Claire Macdonald. She also runs The Sisters restaurants in Glasgow, one of which has one the City Restaurant of the Year Award 2008.

Jacqueline will be giving her cooking demonstration at 14.00 sharp so please be there with plenty of time to enjoy this unique opportunity.

To register
Please register in advance or turn up on the day.

To find out more contact the event organisers, Strategem. Tarryn Robertson, Project Manager, Strategem, can be contacted on 0800 707 6460 or trobertson[AT]strategem.co.uk

Scotland Food & Drink is the new members based leadership organisation for Scotland's food & drink producers. More information can be found at www.scotlandfoodanddrink.org

Highlands & Islands Enterprise is the economic development agency for the Highlands and Islands area of Scotland. More information can be found at www.hie.co.uk

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