Taste of the South is a brand new food, drink and produce festival celebrating producers from across the South of England, from Cornwall right the way along to West Sussex! Exhibiting at the Taste of the South is a great opportunity for you to sell and sample your products to a wide audience.
Taste of the South is part of the Poole Maritime Festival this year, which is expected to attract 48,000 visitors in to Poole, from near and far, which presents a one-off opportunity to showcase your company and event to an international audience.
We would like to provide you with the opportunity to have three days of exhibiting, possible cookery demonstrations, food lectures, wine tasting and more importantly to spread the word about your business, not only with the local people but with the festival visitors alike.
We have a range of Exhibitor packages available, for more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Exhibitors for 2017...
The Garlic Farm
All things garlic – inspired produce from the Isle of Wight, including Black Garlic Vodka and Black Garlic Beer!
Sweet'N Me Up
A vintage VW camper converted into a Dutch street food sensation, serving dutch-indonesian chicken satay in a fresh local crusty roll topped with cucumber and crispy fried onions. Also serving mini fluffy pancakes called ‘Poffertjes’ all smothered in sweet toppings! Based in Poole, Dorset.
Dorset Wood Fired Pizza
Neapolitan style pizza, prepared and cooked to order using only the best ingredients, using amazing Dorset produce for toppings e.g blue vinney, capreoslus meats, longhorn beef and mozzarella from Somerset.
Chim Chimney Cakes
Chimney Cakes also known as Kürtős Kalács originate from Transylvania and are made from a bread like dough which are dusted in sugar and then by wrapping a long piece of the dough around a wooden cooking roll are baked on a purpose made oven. A topping is then sprinkled onto the baked Chimney Cake whilst hot. The sugar caramelises on the surface to produce a sweet crust, whilst the inside of the cake remains light and fluffy.
Cherry Tree Dorset
Award-winning preserves, chutneys, marmalades, curds and dressings and cheese. Cherry Tree Dorset is a family run business since 1997.
Creating beautiful things out of random stuff! Individually crafting unique pictures, brooches and cards. All of the items are predominantly created from recycled paper and card, giving it a whole new life!
Langham Wine Estate
Producers of fine English sparkling wine in Dorset. Everything is grown and produced from our single site. Winners of the most outstanding English Wine 2015 and 2016.
Award-winning Pothecary Gin was created by two friends with a passion for organic, handcrafted and above all, artisan produce. Pothecary Gin is made in ultra small batches using local spring water, based in Bournemouth.
Kate Osman Glass
Kate is a glass artist who works with recycled glass.Her main inspiration comes from the beautiful Dorset countryside around her and the fantastic Jurassic Coast where most of her free time is spent searching for treasure, kayaking, collecting shells, driftwood and of course the ever illusive Sea Glass.
Signature Catering Co.
Signature Catering Co. are extremely passionate about food and people and pride themselves on using ingredients that are sourced locally and support small the businesses in the area.
Signature Catering Co. are proud to provide top class catering service across the South, covering all types of events from weddings, celebrations, corporate events and private events and many more.
Emily's Fudge Kitchen
Offering a large variety of delectable homemade fudge from East Dorset all made using their own recipes using traditional methods!
Diamond Home Improvements
Installing an extensive bespoke selection of uPVC, Aluminium & Timber replacement doors, windows and conservatories in both traditional and contemporary designs.
Catch Fabulous Fishcakes
Catch makes a range of fabulous award winning fishcakes and fishy products from the haul of south coast fishing fleets. They will be offering at Taste of the South their full fish-deli stall full of fabulous fishy products to take home. Alongside the stall they will tempt you with hot fishcakes and salad, crab pasties, lobster rolls and spicy, fish samosas. Yum!
Bad Ass Burger Company
The Bad Ass Burger Company offers American inspired food full of English Flavours, always sourcing the best local ingredients, they produce gourmet burgers, tasty all day baps, mouth-watering pulled pork rolls and succulent slow smoked BBQ ribs.
Lavish Food and Drink
Hand made luxury infused olive oils and liqueurs, using only natural ingredients picked from local farms and suppliers, based in Poole.
Mooies milkshakes and waffles serve the freshest products available using locally sourced produce. They trade out of a vintage horse trailer and supply freshly made milkshakes, smoothies and waffles!
The Hawkins Bros are champions of English wine, producing their own award-winning sparkling wine and selling wine from another 29 vineyards across the south of England. Come and have a taste and see what all the fuss is about.
Anna's Ice Lollies
Naturally gluten, dairy and white refined sugar free, homemade artisan ice lollies from Dorset. Offering a fruit packed healthy choice of frozen hand-held treats. Great for children and adults too!
Pizza With Love
Serving fresh, finest wood fired pizzas, salads, homemade slaw from their 1969 Airstream Replica using local ingredients
Selling artisan cheeses plus cheese wedding cakes by sourcing the very best local cheeses and coupling them with the most divine desserts.
A Dorset Based family company with a passion for good food. Producers of frozen ready to use pastry products for retail and food service, available in conventional and organic forms.
Shore Projects is a watch brand inspired by the beauty and fun of the British seaside. Started by a group of good friends their ambition was simply to create a timeless, quality product that could be worn every day.
Delicious dairy ice cream from Somerset, a wide range of flavours made using the cows milk from their own farm!
The Giggly Pig Company
The Giggly Pig breed and rear rare breed saddle back pigs on their own farm from which they produce a range of handmade, award-winning sausages (45 flavours), dry cured bacon, faggots or pork patties
The Greek Way
They specialise in Greek Street Food inspired from the wide variety of tastes and smells of Greece, using locally sourced ingredients, bringing Greece to the South of England.
Harry's Cider Company
Award winning craft cider made in the heart of somerset using 100% cider fruit.
New Forest Scotch Egg
Handmade Scotch eggs served with roasted potatoes, slaw and salad. Various flavours including gluten free and vegetarian.
Their passion is blending hops, barley and malts in to create ales that bring serious pleasure, from delicate thirst-quenchers to thick, velvety stouts. A mix made in heaven – or in as in their case Piddlehinton in deepest Dorset.
From a world of magic and make believe Wigglefish offer the finest handmade wooden fairy doors and houses. Unique gifts for all ages, fantastic new wall folk art and much, much more!
Healthy Habits provide balanced and nutritious all natural menu including smoothie bowls, smoothies, raw bliss balls, and Bircher muesli pots. They cater for a variety of diets including gluten free, vegetarian and vegan, using natural supplements such as protein powder and superfoods to enhance their products.
Faye Benjamin Jewellery
Handmade Fine and Silver jewellery for all and any occasion. Taking inspiration from forms and textures around her, Jo created elegant jewellery with beautiful organic detailing.
Loose leaf teas and coffees including their own unique blends, plus tea and coffee making equipment.
Tattie-bogle is a small family business serving freshly made falafels in wraps packed full of salad.
All their food is completely vegan friendly!
Essential By Nature
Skin care products with 100% natural ingredients, no water or preservatives are added, and they have not been tested on animals. Handmade in small batches, for quality assurance.
Fresha Strawberry Gin
Fresha Strawberry Gin is the only IWSC award winning gin on the South Coast, using Spanish ingredients but based in Bournemouth.
The Graceline Body Care
Organic, natural, fresh handmade cosmetics and herbal remedies.
A true Dorset sausage, sourced locally from Steeptonbill Farm shop located in the famous ‘picture postcard’ Milton Abbas. Served with a choice of unique homemade chutneys with a twist!
Totally Dorset hotdawg with a difference!
The Crumbs Project is a Bournemouth based catering company, providing a range of hot and cold food services. Enjoy delicious, fresh food for business meetings, training, conferences, weddings, parties or other events.
Roelofs & Rubens
Roelofs & Rubens designs and produces a unique range of blue and white tableware, tile sand decorative eartenware products
Ages Apparel is an independent clothing and accessories brand inspired by wild Africa with British design. They support African wildlife conservation with the African Wildlife Foundation. Founded and run by brothers George & Ross Okoye from Bournemouth.
A Sweet Way to Heaven
Providing a range of handmade fudges in a variety of flavours, traditional and current, chocolates and truffles and all kinds of traditional confectionery i.e turkish delight, peanut brittle, toffee, liquorice treats.
Taste of Thailand
Freshly cooked Thai food by 3rd generation local thai chef Manaow Prasatthong.
Dozzer's Smokehouse and Grill
A family run business serving it up the right way! The meat is tender, bold and cooked to perfection with a secret blend of spices.
Bubble & Squeak Prosecco Boutique
A quirky Italian van filled to the brim with chilled Prosecco and little extras ready for your enjoyment! Based in Bournemouth and available for private hire, come and join them for a glass of bubbly!
Bad Boys Biltong
Bad Boy’s Biltong are a biltong producer supplying a lean product with a wide range of flavours. Possibly the best biltong in Britain today! Quality meat, quality ingredients to make the perfect product.
Lenka's Henna Tattoo
Henna tattoo’s, hand painted jars, pictures and postcards
JJS Thai Cuisine
Serving freshly prepared, made to order authentic Thai food, including Pad Thai noodles, Spring rolls and Chicken Satay, based in Boscombe.
Kevin Williamson Fine Art and Photography
A Dorset based artist and illustrator living and working on the Isle of Purbeck. Kevin produces illustrated posters and cards of Dorset and the surrounding area. These are based on the graphic style of the railway and travel posters of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s but produced in a modern and contemporary way.
Go South Coast
Morebus provides frequent and reliable bus services throughout Bournemouth, Poole and the Isle of Purbeck, and will be providing a special hop on hop off service during Poole Maritime Festival and Taste of the South. Excelsior specialise in VIP coach transfers worldwide.
Greekook is your alternative food choice with an ethnic spin. Our authentic Greek Gyros and vegetarian option, are great for finger food, wraps and sit-down meals. “Kooking” is inspired from traditional succulent Greek recipes coupled with locally sourced ingredients.. Choose Greekook and enjoy a fuss free culinary experience. www.greekook.com
A professional theatre production company that is bringing rep theatre back to The Mowlem in Swanage. They have 3 fantastic shows on this August: Yes Prime Minister, The Secret Garden and The Game’s Afoot. With one company of actors rehearsing each show whilst performing the next, it’s a fun filled month of quality theatre with familiar faces.
The Focaccia Co
Serving freshly made to order toasted sandwiches, on Italian focaccia bread using quality local produce from local suppliers to provide the best flavours.
Olive Corner is a small company which sells olives, nuts, baklava and Turkish delight.
Old and beautiful home furnishings, textiles and gift-ware. Bring the beauty of the glorious Devon coast and countryside into your home.
Producers of non alcoholic ginger drinks. Original strong ginger with cinnamon. These drinks can be enjoyed on their own or mixed with soft drinks or spirits.
Family run crepe van selling delicious sweet and savoury crepes
Mototecnics with Project Q
Their goal is to fund and support Robert Braithwaite CBE, DL, founder of Sunseeker International’s gift of the da Vinci Xi Robotic System into the future.
Chilled Ice cream
A 1978 classic bedford ice cream trucking servining traditional soft scoop ice cream, with a wide range of flavours
A1976 Landrover coffee truck serving freshly ground coffee, tea and hot chocolate
Bournemouth Brewing Company
Bournemouth Brewery is a small family business led by Chris Mathers. It is the home of carefully crafted real ales and lagers, as well as Beer Vodka!
Wild Spritz Drinks
Wild Spritz Drinks are a range of three alcoholic drinks, Elderflower, Plum and Ginger Wine with a Perry Cider Base and a dash of London Dry Gin. They are 5.4% abv in 275ml. A perfect serve for any occasion.
Jilly Flower Jewellery
Handmade sterling silver and sea glass jewellery.
Specialising in handmade, industrial / sculptural lighting using copper / copper wire, glass and locally sourced fallen timber. Each piece is unique, high quality and crafted as a one-off or strictly limited edition. Table/floor lamps, wall lights and chandeliers.
Slab Artisan Fudge
Artisan Fudge made by hand on the stove – top. It is made in small lovingly batches and the result is a unique fudge with a distinctive flavous and texture – creamy and rich!