Food for thought for business

Food and drink businesses are being encouraged to snap up a stall at one of Derbyshire’s top culinary events.

The Derbyshire Food Fair, organised by Derbyshire County Council, is being held at Hardwick Hall on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May.

Last year’s event attracted in the region of 10,000 visitors and gave local producers and suppliers the chance to promote their goods and highlight their business to local people and tourists.

And the county council is looking for sponsors to back the event – which next year will celebrate its 10th anniversary.

Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration Councillor Simon Spencer said: “This is a great opportunity for local businesses and organisations to get their names in front of thousands of local people and visitors.”

Marquees will house stalls selling a host of different food and drink together with cookery demonstrations from celebrity chefs including Simon Rimmer, resident chef on BBC 2’s Something for the Weekend, and Dean Andrews from ITV’s Daybreak.

There will also be a wealth of entertainment for the whole family including live music, competitions, face painting, arts and crafts.

Sponsorship opportunities are available as title sponsor, celebrity theatre sponsor, gate sponsor, food awards ceremony sponsor and contributing sponsor.

l For a sponsorship pack and further information about the event contact tourism officer Stephanie Walsh on 01629 538464 or e-mail