British Food Fortnight: West Midlands

Posted on: 09 September 2008 by Gareth Hargreaves

This year's event is set to be the biggest yet with activities ranging from the wild to the practical.

21st September: Food & Wine Matching Masterclass Featuring The Best Of English Produce, Farncombe

A good match not only enhances the food but also the taste of the wine. Richard Brooks, former restaurant inspector with the Michelin Guide, will guide you through a range of ten wines carefully matched to a selection of nibbles, much sourced locally. Showing how food and wine matching can be easily achieved! See for more information.

22nd September - 3rd October: Telford & Wrekin Education Catering’s British Menu

Telford & Wrekin Education Catering has created special menus for British Food Fortnight which feature British ingredients, sourced as locally as possible. Contact Diy Chetwood, School Food Manager, by email on for further information.

26th September: Shropshire County Council’s Special Lunch Menu Served In Primary Schools

The menu aims to highlight the new lunch menus being served in Shropshire’s schools from September, which place a great emphasis on using local produce and many items served up now meet the highest national food standards. Contact Bill Campbell, Operations Manager on 01743 254439 for more information.

27th September - 28th September: Malvern Autumn Show

The event is a truly delicious feast of country life, with flowers, fruit and vegetables. For visitors, it’s the chance to celebrate all the colours of the season, in Malvern – a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. For more infromation visit

1st October - 2nd October: Oxfordshire Pupils Will Have Food With Thought

Schools in Oxfordshire will celebrate British and show their commitment to increase local purchasing with a themed menu. Schools are being encouraged to link the celebration in to citizenship issues with discussions on local purchasing and food miles. Email for more details.

4th October: Celebration Of Food From The Farm, Market Drayton

Taste produce from the farm and local producers; walk around the farm; and watch sausage-making demonstrations and basic butchery of ‘Cuts for Cooking sustained by home-made refreshments. Contact Helen Rowley on 01630 656 670 for more details.

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