Agenda for Taste Inverclyde launch


Riverside Inverclyde (ri) will tomorrow launch Taste Inverclyde, a platform built to promote independent restaurants, cafés, bars, food and drink production and food tourism across Inverclyde. Hosted in collaboration with Scotland Food and Drink, the national membership organisation, the event will be held at the iconic Custom House in Greenock.

Identified by Riverside Inverclyde as a key growth sector, the food and drink sector is currently valued at £14.5bn across Scotland with ambitions to double this to £30bn by 2030.

The agenda for event has been confirmed as below:


12:00 – Networking and Lunch

12:15 – Welcome and introductions 

12:20 – Riverside Inverclyde Overview

12:30 – Scotland Food and Drink Overview and Ambition 2030 

12:45 – Growth of Regional Food across Scotland and importance of provenance 

12:55 – Showcasing Scotland West Overview 

13:10 – Introduction to Inverclyde Feasibility Study

13:20 – Taste Inverclyde website overview followed by feedback 

13:35 – The Taste Inverclyde Forum and its aims 

13:45 – Overview of Baker Street Development 

13:55 – Panel Question and Answer 

14:10 – Networking 


Taste Inverclyde has been designed to deliver a local food and drink website for Inverclyde tourists and residents, and will also be a collaborative forum for manufacturers, restaurants, cafes and farms within Inverclyde to come together to discuss, innovate and create local produce that can then be sold across the UK and abroad. Riverside Inverclyde will also share its plans at the event for Baker Street, a £1.8m dedicated food and drink enterprise hub in Greenock which is due for completion at the end of 2018.

Caroline Wengel (Business Development Manager) and Fiona Richmond (Project Manager) from Scotland Food and Drink will be speaking and will provide insight into the growth of regional food across Scotland, the importance of provenance, showcase other regional forums and provide an intro to Showcasing Scotland West (SSW).

The event will run from 12:00pm to 2.15pm and is free to attend. The event is open to all food and drink companies and individuals with an interest in food and drink in Inverclyde.

Free parking is available around the building for attendees and lunch and refreshments will also be provided.

There is still a few spaces left - to sign up for the event please click the below link:

Published: 27 November 2017