STOP AND EAT

A range of pop-up restaurants featuring taster dishes from some of the area’s best loved eateries will allow visitors to buy and enjoy delicious local produce cooked to perfection as they relax in Perth Show’s POAP dining area.

Perthshire On A Plate showcases local Produce

Invitation to 2nd leg of trade visit to Lille over 30th September 2023

What a treat it was for Perthshire Chamber of Commerce to welcome Artus Galiay of Nord France Invest to Perthshire On A Plate at the Perth Show and be able to showcase our beautiful area as well as some of our terrific local businesses and producers including Binn Group and Merlin. It was also fascinating to hear more about what the Région Hauts-de-France has to offer and how our Scottish companies can utilise their UK Business Centre Lille as a gateway to the EU with facilities such as the offer of 6-months free hot-desking with Talent Garden Lille.

If you would be interested in joining us in Lille or are already going to be there to see the rugby (Scotland v Romania) on 30th September 2100 please let us know if you would like to be part of our outward leg of the trade mission where we can meet up and work with some local businesses and explore the opportunities for bilateral trade and growth – with plenty of support here in Perthshire and in the Hauts-de-France region.Working in partnership we are looking for trade, investment and knowledge sharing opportunities to help both areas continue to thrive and grow.  We will sign a Memorandum of Understanding in the next few days to formalise our close working relationship and shared desire and commitment to working collaboratively with our local businesses, stakeholders and contacts to identify and deliver exciting projects to support our local economies and communities in Scotland, Perthshire and HautsdeFrance.

Photos courtesy of Angus Findlay PhotographyBinn stand photo l to r: Trudie Imrie (Chamber Director), Artus Galiay (Nord France Invest), Guy MacGregor and John MacGregor of Binn Group, Vicki Unite (Perthshire Chamber of Commerce and Perthshire On A Plate), Ron Ramage (Merlin) and Callum McKenna (Chamber Director).Photo with POAP sign l to r: Perth Show Junior Vice Chairman Philip Murrie, Artus Galiay of Nord France Invest, Celebrity Chef Cherish Finden, Perth Show Chairman Robert Gilchrist, Vicki Unite of Perthshire Chamber and Perthshire On A Plate, and Perth Show Vice Chairman David Barclay

Friday 4th and Saturday 5th August at the Perth Show, South Inch Park, Edinburgh Road, Perth, PH2 8NU

COOKERY THEATRE DEMO CHEF TIMETABLE

Bookings open for POAP 2023 on
Friday 4th & Saturday 5th August 2023

Perthshire On A Plate showcases local Produce

Perthshire Chamber of Commerce showcased a range of local produce and businesses at their annual Perthshire On A Plate (POAP) food festival sponsored by Binn Group at the Perth Show.

The two-day event brought together food and drink producers from across the region to showcase and sell their products, as well as providing a platform for local chefs to demonstrate their skills.

In the Cookery Theatre sponsored by Studio East Architects, celebrity chef, Cherish Finden, not only delighted audience members with her fascinating cooking and baking techniques, but also had them up on their feet dancing and singing with her energetic and passionate performances. Alongside Cherish, local chefs Chris Rowley of Ballintaggart, Tom Lewis of Monachyle Mhor, Masterchef finalist Sarah Rankin (Sarah Rankin Cooks), Wendy Barrie, Personal Chef Adam Newth and Neil Mugg and Cliver Lamb of UHI Perth helped showcase local produce through their own recipes by linking with many of the producers at POAP. Producers generously offered up a delicious range of local ingredients and chefs had created recipes to show how these versatile and delicious products can enhance dishes. The smooth running of this packed demo programme was, once again, ensured by the team of UHI Perth students managed by Neil and Clive who support every chef involved.

Producers temped shoppers and provided tastings, and fine food and drink was on offer in the festival’s popular pop-up restaurants covered dining area which luckily had extra hay bale seating options for busy periods.

A welcome visitor this year was Artus Galiay, the Hauts-de-France’s UK representative and Director at Nord France Invest, who is partnering with the Perthshire Chamber to promote the area and explore export and investment opportunities. Artus met with several businesses, from a range of sectors and of varying sizes, during his trade visit and plans are well underway to develop a programme of events to support and build international business development.

Perthshire Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive and POAP organiser, Vicki Unite, highlighted the valuable support the event attracts from the business community and the visiting public.

“Running a food festival of this scale is a significant undertaking and it wouldn’t be possible without the backing of several businesses and organisations,” she said. “Their sponsorship or practical support allows us to celebrate what the area has to offer and provide an enjoyable couple of days out.

“As a Chamber, we realise the value of our food and drink industry to the local economy and are proud to stage an event which puts it in the spotlight alongside the farming community to continue to foster the “farm to fork” ethos – and we love being part of the Perth Show.

“We also appreciate the support from all those taking stands and of course the visitors who join us to watch the demos, make purchases and eat and drink in the PopUp area. We are also extremely grateful to our team of wonderful volunteers who work their socks off during the Festival.”

POAP has provided an extra dimension to Perth Show since 2016, allowing food production and farming to be celebrated side by side.

Companies and organisations providing sponsorship and support to this year’s Perthshire On A Plate include: Binn Group, UHI Perth, Studio East Architects, Mercure Hotel Perth, The Bean Shop, Instant Image, Flonix, Perthshire Advertiser, Strathmore Volvo, Fraser Bruce Group, D&A Sinclair of East Dron Farm and George Campbell & Sons.

Full picture gallery and information of producers, popups and chefs at www.PerthshireOnAPlate.co.uk

Celebration of Perthshire Produce and Talent at Perthshire On A Plate

Perthshire On A Plate showcase set for 2023!

The city’s leading food festival returns as part of Perth Show on Friday and Saturday, August 4 and 5, with a mouthwatering menu of cookery demonstrations, produce stands and pop-up restaurants showcasing the very best of Perthshire produce and culinary talent.

The event, organised by Perthshire Chamber of Commerce and supported by Binn Group and Perth College UHI, has partnered with Perth Show since 2016, providing a stage for local and celebrity chefs and many of those involved in food and drink production across Perthshire.

Vicki Unite, Chamber CEO, said they were looking forward to staging this ever-popular event once again.

“The food and drink sector is a hugely important part of Perthshire’s economy,” she said, “and the Chamber is delighted to stage POAP 2023 to support and showcase chefs and producers as we continue to operate in extremely challenging trading conditions.

“Hopefully people will enjoy their days with us and support all aspects of the food festival and the Perth Show which has been at the heart of the local agricultural community for 160 years and offers something for all tastes.”

Joining us over the two days as our headline Celebrity Chef is globally renowned, multi-award-winning Pastry Chef, and “Bake Off: The Professionals” judge, Cherish Finden.

The famously meticulous judge on Bake Off: The Professionals, which is currently airing on our screens, was born in Singapore and has over 20 years of international experience in the industry, proving a formidable judge. Cherish has also starred in Heston’s Great British Food, MasterChef, Australian MasterChef, An Extra Slice, Saturday Kitchen and Junior Bake off. Cherish’s unique style of patisserie sees her famous for pushing the boundaries of creativity and what can be achieved by marrying food with art.

Looking forward to joining us on both the Friday and Saturday, Cherish Finden said:

“It’s a great thrill for me to visit Scotland and I’m really looking forward to being part of this terrific two-day festival of food and farming for the first time. I am really looking forward to my trip and being among the community in beautiful Perth.”

Perth Show and Perthshire On A Plate really celebrate the area’s wonderful food story – from field to fork – and Cherish is creating a few great recipes showcasing both sweet and savoury creations with a range of techniques, including some simpler ones, which could be recreated at home as well as elements requiring a more technical application for those who love a challenge or already have some skills and expertise.

Forming a stellar line up of local chefs with hourly demonstrations throughout each day are: Adam Newth Personal Chef, Neil Mugg (UHI Perth), Sarah Rankin Cooks, Tom Lewis (Monachyle Mhor), Chris Rowley (Ballintaggart) and Clive Lamb (UHI Perth).

Entry to Perthshire On A Plate is free following paid entry to Perth Show with special entry rates for those attending the Perthshire Chamber’s Business Breakfast at 10am on Friday 4th as we formally open this year’s event.

Bookings at: www.PerthshireChamber/Events – follow the

booking link for tickets and more information.

UHI Perth Students step up in support of POAP

Students at UHI Perth Food Studies and Hospitality department are again set to work alongside both celebrity and leading local chefs at this year’s two day Perthshire On A Plate food and drink showcase.

Tutors and students play a pivotal role each year at the cookery theatre providing valuable support both on stage and behind the scenes.

Clive Lamb, lecturer in professional cookery at the college, said around eight students at various levels of their studies had signed up to rub shoulders with some of the best in the business.

“We’re all looking forward to being a key part of this annual festival,” he said.

“These two days are inspiring for the students. Working alongside local chefs they know of and television personalities they see on screen is tremendous experience for them.”

Students have worked alongside celebrities such as Rosemary Shraeger, Gino D’Acampo, Nick Nairn, Tony Singh, Phil Vickery, and Paul Rankin over the years – an exciting and rewarding experience.

Neil Mugg, Chef Lecturer, Hospitality & Food Studies: “This provides added value to UHI Perth’s practical skills training and offers experience that is invaluable in preparation for the workplace and also help build valuable connections,” said Neil.

Students involved appreciate the hard work involved but love the chance to work with experienced and celebrity chefs and pick up tips and ideas from them.

Vicki Unite of POAP said the support from the college students had proved “invaluable” each year.

“We honestly couldn’t manage without this amazing team,” she said. “It would be impossible to deliver the festival at the high standard we do without their invaluable on-stage and behind-the-scenes support, which begins long before the festival itself.

“Everyone involved from the College works tirelessly to support

our featured chefs throughout the two-day festival and ensure a seamless first class demonstrations programme. Their professionalism, enthusiasm, obvious enjoyment and hard work is a reflection of the training they receive at UHI Perth and we’re delighted and extremely grateful to have them play a key role again in 2023.”

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Perthshire on a Plate at Perth Show 2022
Jean Christophe Novelli pictured with the Perth College team
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Perthshire on a Plate at Perth Show 2022
Chef Neil Mugg from Perth College pictiured during his cookery demonstration
Picture by Graeme Hart.
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Perthshire On A Plate serves up another success

Perthshire Chamber of Commerce served up another tasty success when they resurrected their annual Perthshire On A Plate (POAP) food festival for this year’s comeback Perth Show.

The two-day event brought together food and drink producers from across the region to showcase and sell their products, as well as providing a platform for local chefs to demonstrate their skills.

Celebrity chefs Jean Christophe Novelli and Masterchef finalist Sarah Rankin from Kinross helped pull the crowds as thousands of visitors enjoyed the full programme of cookery demonstrations, producers’ tastings and fine food and drink in the festival’s popular pop-up restaurants dining area.

Reflecting on this year’s success, Perthshire Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Vicki Unite highlighted the support the event attracts from the business community.

“A food festival of this scale costs a lot to stage and it wouldn’t be possible without the backing of several businesses and organisations,” she said. “Their sponsorship or practical support allows us to put on a real showcase that everyone was thrilled to see return after a two-year Covid-imposed absence.

“As a Chamber, we realise the value of our food and drink industry to the local economy and are proud to stage an event which puts it in the spotlight and our traders did a brisk trade with several selling out completely after a storming Saturday.”

POAP has provided an extra dimension to Perth Show since 2016, allowing food production and farming to be celebrated side by side.

This year the Binn Group Perthshire On A Plate Trophy for best produce stand went to Johns Scone Mad with special runner-up mentions for Allan’s Chilli Products and Val’s Tablet.

Companies and organisations providing sponsorship and support to this year’s Perthshire On A Plate include: Binn Group, Scotland Food and Drink, Perth College UHI, Fraser Bruce Group, Cairn Lodge Hotel in Auchterarder, Instant Image, Johns Scone Mad and Flonix.

Perthshire on a Plate 2022


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