Food and Drink At Events

Offering more Scottish and local fare at events brings business benefits to food and drink producers, caterers and event organisers. 

Each year Scotland hosts thousands of events of all shapes and sizes. Research shows that visitors to Scotland want to taste traditional, Scottish dishes, regional specialities and fresh, locally-sourced food.

Scotland's Food Charter For Events aims to raise the standard and provenance of food and drink at events to ensure a better visitor experience. The charter sets out steps to help improve your catering offering. For more information go here.

The Taste for Events Guide provides a range of great practical advice to help you enhance your event with Scottish food and drink.

Scotland Food & Drink’s website offers a Showcase of Scottish food and drink producers and suppliers throughout the country. Many of these companies will be keen to work in partnership with event organisers.

The Event Ready Producers Project offers one-to-one expert support to review food and drink companies' readiness to supply events. The project also helps event organisers engage directly with food and drink producers across the country and professional caterers who showcase Scotland's natural larder. On the website you'll find success stories on collaborations between events and food and drink producers, as well as a range of resources to help you make more of high quality, Scottish produce at your event.

If you’re looking to source Scottish food and drink producers or caterers for your event, the searchable Events Finder via the Event Ready Producers initiative brings together suppliers and event organisers. Event organisers can upload their catering specification and contact details so that these can be seen by suppliers searching for events. Use this catering spec check list to help suppliers and upload your catering specification here

The Scottish Enterprise project Experiencing Scotland provides one-to-one advice and business support to tourism companies looking to promote high quality food and drink produce. They also provide Quarterly Updates and case studies through the Event Ready Producers project. You can find these in our Downloads.

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If you would like to speak to somebody about developing the food and drink offering at your event or festival, we encourage you to contact Scotland Food & Drink for advice:

Fiona Richmond, Project Manager, Scotland Food & Drink. Email: or call 0131 335 0947

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