With two more big names from hospitality procurement about to announce they are joining the Innovation Den team at H&C EXPO in July, we are delighted to announce another artisan food and drink producer presenting to them, CK Food and Drinks.
Buyer teams from leading hospitality and catering businesses will take their seats on stage at The Innovation Den during H&C EXPO 17th and 18th July 2018.
The teams will be led by experienced procurement professionals with budget to spend and contracts to award on both days of H&C EXPO.
The winners will be the artisan food and drink suppliers that present the best opportunities to work with the Buyer Teams.
Buyer Teams will include colleagues from different departments, marketing, sales, operations and others that will help procurement evaluate each business proposition presented on the day. It’s not all about cost, innovation will be centre stage.
Paul Withington Co-owner and Sales and Marketing Director for CK Food and Drinks Ltd commented:
“We are so pleased to be through to present at the Innovation Den. We have two brands that we feel are perfect for the hospitality and catering market.
The Coconut Kitchen has come a long way since myself and Head Chef Preechaya started cooking delicious Thai food out of our 12 x 7 ft food truck in 2006! When we moved into our own restaurant in Abersoch we won “Best Oriental Restaurant in Wales” award, 2 years running. On the back of the restaurant success we started selling our sauces and pastes through retail and have won 7 Great Taste Awards along the way.
So, we feel confident that we produce the best Thai food and we also know the catering market having worked in it ourselves for 12 years. Now the time feels right to launch into the food service space and to take the incredible flavours that Preechaya brings to Thai dishes to the wider market.
Of course, one of the benefits of being in the Thai food business is that you must travel to Thailand for research and inspiration and it was on a trip last year that we discovered the amazing Banana Joe.
The Banana chip brand was started 5 years ago, is sold in 20 countries globally and we are now the UK importers. They’re a perfect addition to the healthy snacking market being gluten free, vegan and best of all they are wafer thin, taste great. All are seasoned with natural flavourings for the 3 savoury varieties, Sea Salt, Hickory BBQ and Sweet Chilli. Once tasted they are never forgotten!”
Mark Harris, Event Director, H&C EXPO was delighted to welcome CK Food and Drinks saying:
“We created the Innovation Den to facilitate live buying and selling in action at H&C EXPO for visitors to see how procurement teams work and how new products are selected to take to market. Adding a potential contract being available from some of the biggest names in our industry raises the tempo for all.”