universal cookery & food festival

An annual food celebration of the seasons & the harvest

What delegates and exhibitors enjoyed most about the day...

I would recommend this event very highly, it’s good to get
away from the hustle and bustle and get back to basics
and really focus on the food and it’s production
Steve Land Group Executive Chef, Sky, Gather & Gather
I would recommend this event very highly, it’s good to get away from the hustle and bustle and get back to basics and really focus on the food and it’s production - Steve Land (Group Executive Chef, Sky, Gather & Gather)

Most decidedly, and definitely delicious, delightful few days at River Cottage with the lovelies of UCFF - Paul Cunningham (Head Chef/Creative Director, Henne Kirkeby Kro)

Another quality day at UCFF, thanks must go out to all the organisers. I’m looking forward to next year - Pat Clifford (Global Development Chef, Pepsico)

This was a really interesting event, I am pleased that we took part - David Lee (Sales Director, Genware)

Great demos at UCFF, I had a really good day and learnt lots! - Stuart Nisbet (Development Chef, Elior)

I’m pleased to report that UCFF was a superb event. Roll on next year - Ross Gibson (Sales Director, PFR)

Lots of fun at River Cottage with UCFF – relaxed learning - Lisa Jenkins (Products and Suppliers Editor, The Caterer)
The event size was just perfect! I was able to meet pretty much everyone throughout the day and really take my time to enjoy the event. It was excellent. I really enjoyed the live debate topics! Really interesting – Gail Francis (Southern Salads)

Good Atmosphere, lots good food and foraging was amazing and bang on trend – Jason Danciger (Marks and Spencer PLC)

The interactivity and the ability to bring students at a reduced rate, which meant it was a great experience for the four that I brought with me and we so all thoroughly enjoyed the day – Stuart Dunlop (Hertford Regional College)

The type of delegates that visited our stand were great, as were the networking opportunities - Alison Birch (Regional Sales Manager, Beacon Foods)

Great networking opportunities, meeting people who are passionate about food, inspiring and creative new ideas. – John Marshall (Growers Direct)

Very relaxed so it made discussions easier, correct level of delegates invited so we could impress the right people. – Matthew Leach (Peka Kroe B.V)

The quality of delegates has been excellent, overall theme and idea for the festival is innovative and interesting. – Rachel Neale (AAK Foodservice)

Good atmosphere, variety of stands, good cliental. – Russell Greenman (West Country Game)

Great to have such high quality visitors. They were having a great time, open to ideas and up for learning about how foods is produced, so very open and interesting. – Mary Quicke (Quickes Traditional)

Great atmosphere, lovely people, had a real laugh – Lucy Maddin-Uden (California Prune)

The layout and venue were ideal for such an event and allowed great networking opportunities and visuals for our products. The delegates were also very focused individuals which makes a change from other shows – Simon Coles (Westlands)

Wow that was the best event I have been to! Meeting so many interesting people, learning lots of new things about food; it was a thoroughly productive day and most importantly helped our business to establish some good contacts and foundations for the future. Well done to everyone that organised the day and thank you for including Carroll's Heritage Potatoes. - Lucy Carroll (Heritage Potatoes)



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