Army Food Fayre to attract local suppliers


An army marches on its stomach

An unusual press release landed in my inbox this morning.


As Napoleon said ‘An Army marches on its stomach’ and to show how local produce keeps the British Army in the South West of England fighting fit a food fayre is being held on Thursday 11 November 2010.

When the Army runs events it is normally to demonstrate its technical fighting strength but on this occasion 43 (Wessex) Brigade, which has responsibility for the seven counties of the South West, is teaming up with one of its principal suppliers, Elior, to show how it already uses and is looking at an initiative to encourage more local suppliers to source and provide local produce for the Army.

Media are invited to attend the 43 (Wessex) Brigade Food Fayre at Leigh Court Business Centre, Abbots Leigh, Bristol, BS8 3RA, on Thursday 11 November. The food stalls will display the very best in local food and drink, including meats, fish, cheese and wine. Army chefs will demonstrate their skills and there will be a display of the typical ration packs that sustain troops during operations. In addition a cookery competition using a military field kitchen will take place. There will also be Tandoori and Curry Stands, as well as a Celebrity Chef. You will also be able to enjoy lunch courtesy of the Army chefs’ culinary skills.

Now I have since found details for attending – some bad news:

RSVPs must be sent to Major Peter Smith, email, by 3rd November, if you wish to attend this event.

So it seems it is a bit late to attend this one, but why not drop the Army chap a line and register your interest for next time?It seems like a good initiative for people to get involved with.

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One Comment on “Army Food Fayre to attract local suppliers”

  1. I would like to attend this one, If I have a chance.

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