Food and Drink Training Day

Small companies operating in the food and drink sector along the Borders Railway corridor are being given an opportunity to showcase the best of the area’s cuisine to a wide audience of buyers from Edinburgh and across the country. 

A meet the buyer event will take place at The Balmoral, a Rocco Forte hotel in Edinburgh, on Tuesday 13 June, with the hotel’s Executive Chef Jeff Bland – who oversees the property’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Number One -  creating luxury canapés using produce from many of the suppliers.

It will bring together for the first time suppliers based in Scottish Borders, Midlothian and Edinburgh to showcase their produce to retailers, hoteliers and restaurateurs committed to using local produce.

Organised by Borders Railway Blueprint Partnership, Scotland Food & Drink and Connect Local, the event is part of a new campaign ‘Borders Rail More Connected’ to promote opportunities for businesses, investment and employment in the railway catchment area.

To prepare for the meet the buyers events, suppliers received an intensive training day delivered by Scotland Food and Drink that will cover everything from understanding the market and consumers, to how to prepare and present to buyers.