Poultry supplier supports Beverley Food Festival

The 11th annual Beverley Food Festival, organised by Beverley Town Council, takes place on 2 October.

The Wolds poultry firm’s support will help towards building the infrastructure of the Cookery Theatre Marquee, where high profile local chefs will be creating dishes primarily using East Yorkshire produce.

Three other organisations from the surrounding area have also agreed to sponsor the popular festival.

It was through an East Yorkshire Local Food Network Event where Tom Kingston, sales manager at T Soanes & Son, met Beverley Town Council Town Clerk, Helen Watson that the idea of sponsorship was first explored, explained Kingston.

'Showcase products'

“Through supporting Beverley Food Festival, we’re not only able to help raise the profile of the town, but we’re also able to support our customers in Beverley and showcase our products to new and existing customers.”

T Soanes & Son also hoped to promote the Middleton on the Wolds’ game business at the Food Festival, Kingston added.

Beverley Food Festival will showcase local producers and will feature entertainment, music from Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists, The Garnett Sisters and street food.

Cooking demonstrations

There will also be cooking demonstrations from James Mackenzie, chef and joint proprietor of The Pipe and Glass Inn; David Nowell, head chef at Tickton Grange and Beverley pastry chef Thierry Condette.

Helen Watson, who also sits on the East Yorkshire Local Food Network (EYLFN) Committee, said the council was delighted that a local, family food producer is supporting the festival.

“I have known about T Soanes & Son for years - in fact we used their chicken when we used to run charity barbecue stalls.

'Excellent partnership'

“I think this is an excellent partnership because they reflect our values. As a council and through the festival, we work to promote local producers and the local economy, Soanes being one of them, to help them be more prominent in the area.

“We’ve suffered from a lot of funding cuts so without our sponsors, it would be very hard to run the event therefore we need good local companies to team up with to ensure we’re able to offer everything we did before the cuts.”

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