|"Taste of Christmas perfectly reflects the boom explosion in cooking and all things food related in this country."
"It is always a pleasure for myself and Benares to be a part of Taste of Christmas. This three day event really kick starts the Christmas Season, from the gourmet producers to the best of restaurants and Chef’s, Taste of Christmas at the Excel Centre is a must attend event!"
Atul Kochhar, Benares
"People coming to the show this year are ultimate foodies, they
cannot get enough of sampling all the great food that's here and
especially at the cookery school they love just getting hands on and
making it for themselves."
Anna Cox, Senior Marketing Manager, AEG
"Taste of Christmas is the only event we do at Christmas for the
reason that it is exactly what we want. We want the demographic, we
want the people - we want people who are going to spend money on our
Tom Dyer, Events Manager, Lavazza
"Taste of Christmas has a good atmosphere and we have had quite a bit
of interest in our product with people trying our samples."
Laura Channon, Marketing Manager, Russian Standard Vodka
"The timing of Taste of Christmas is perfect for us and enables us to catch the Christmas market perfectly – and it’s always a great crowd!”
Ellen Streatfeild, Marketing Manager, Denhay Farms
"The timing and location of the show are great for us, and the footfall is excellent ! !
Philip Regan, Sales & Marketing Manager, Kelly Turkeys
"30,000 people are going to come through these doors who are all looking for fantastic things for Christmas."
Guy Tresnan, Sales Director, English Wine Group
"There is certainly no sign of people not wanting to spend their
money and we are looking forward to tomorrow because it is going to be
a big day."
Richard Callum, Managing Director, Truckle Cheese Company
"Taste of Christmas is a key event in the Taylor’s Port event calendar, the key combination of food, wine and gifts at this key selling period is not only a great marketing opportunity for the brand but in 2011, a great sales opportunity. Through sampling cheese and chocolate with our Taylor’s port we enticed customers to talk to us and try a range of different ports from the everyday drinking premium ruby, Taylor’s First Estate and cheddar cheese or a 54% dark chocolate to a lighter Taylor’s 10YO tawny port paired with a creamier cheese /milk chocolate. Consumers were looking for both port wines to serve to family and friends with dinner over the festive period and gift opportunities.
The atmosphere in the venue was festive and buzzing, both as a consumer and an exhibitor is was thoroughly enjoyable, putting all in the silly season mood.
The event also provided great opportunities to pair up with fellow suppliers, we teamed up with the Ryvita stand and Paxton and Whitfield to co host Taylor’s port and cheese seminars.
Working with the Taste team has enabled us to start planning ahead this year to look forward to new opportunities and making 2012 even better!"
Amanda Collins, Commercial Manager, Taylor's Port