Yesterday I was at the opening day of the BBC Good Food Show Summer. Whether you’re visiting for the first time or are a seasoned visitor, here are my five top tips for making the most of the show.
1. Download the iPhone app
The BBC Good Food Show Summer app helps you to plan your day, with the latest theatre timetables, the show floorplan and current exhibitor list, ticket offers plus tips on accommodation and where to eat.
2. Use the Shop & Drop service
Forget the hassle of pulling a trolley around or carrying bags, as you buy products leave them at the drop off point to collect later.
3. Talk to the producers
They all have great stories to tell and one of the main reasons for them being at the show is to find out more about their customers. Many producers launch new products at the show, so you can be among the first to try something different.
4. Watch a demonstration
The atmosphere in the theatres is buzzing and you get to see TV chefs in action. This is the biggest consumer food show in the country, where 41 chefs and food personalities appear on seven different stages.
5. Sample food from Midlands Best Street Food Winners
This is a new feature for 2013. The four winners – The Jabberwocky, Ross & Ross, Squisito and Fresh Rootz are situated between the Good Food Show and Gardener’s World Live opposite the Visitors Entrance to Hall 18. Have a break from the crowds and some fresh air at the outdoor seating area.
Tickets are available for Friday 14th and Sunday 16th June (Saturday is sold out) http://www.bbcgoodfoodshowsummer.com