Country Fare hosts debut ‘Fresh Christmas’ Trade Show

Country Fare has hosted its first ever ‘Fresh Christmas’ Trade Show for suppliers and members of staff

The Bournemouth-based foodservice company welcomed 28 suppliers and 12 members of staff to the event last week (Wednesday 26th September).

Hosted at The Italian Villa, Canford Cliffs, the event involved new product launches, exclusive deals and four different food zones showcasing more than 300 products. The four zones comprised:

  1. The Savoury Zone
  2. The Discovery Zone
  3. The Sweet Zone
  4. The Cheese Zone

With early bird saving opportunities and deals available exclusively on the day of the event, guests also enjoyed three chef demonstrations from Mark Tilling, Chris Godfrey and Molecular Magic Creative Catering. Suppliers in attendance included Landmark Wholesale, Cherry Tree Preserves, HB Ingredients, Gourmet Classic, Dorset Tea, Handmade Cake Co, Prestige Food and Whitakers.

“This event was our first ever ‘Fresh Christmas’ Trade Show, and I’m delighted that it was a resounding success,” said Tim Whyatt, Marketing Manager, Country Fare. “Christmas is a busy time for everyone, and this event gave guests the opportunity to discover the latest new products, flavours and gain inspiration for the festive season.”

Les Mohammed, Foodservice Trading Controller at Landmark Wholesale, commented: “Country Fare is renowned in this industry for hosting insightful, interesting and very useful events for its staff and for suppliers, and so it came to no surprise that this event followed suit.”

With the widest range of local produce for the catering industry, Country Fare supplies everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to dairy, artisan cheeses, a fine food selection, as well as an ever-expanding larder of dry and frozen goods. For more information about Country Fare, please visit