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New fine food space opens on Borough Market’s doorstep, designed to create, rate and educate

Amy Brice

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Following 22 years championing and promoting excellence in fine food around the world, the Guild of Fine Food, organisers of Great Taste and the World Cheese Awards, has opened a second home on Southwark Street in London. Situated just around the corner from Borough Market, No. 42 is a brand new 65 square metre ground floor space providing a purpose-built venue for anyone in the fine food sector to use, from producers and chefs to consultants and focus groups, in the heart of London’s vibrant independent food and drink scene. 

With capacity for 80 people standing and a maximum of 50 seated, No. 42 has a demo commercial kitchen, equipped with two state of the art Falcon range cookers, two Rangemaster ovens and a warehouse storage space, complete with a chiller room and freezers. AV and projector facilities are also fitted in the expansive main room, making it the ideal location for meetings, seminars and lectures, as well as special food events, judging and cooking demonstrations. 

John Farrand, managing director of the Guild of Fine Food, explains;

“London has always celebrated food and drink from all over the world, and today it is home to some truly unique and innovative businesses and start-ups. We’re therefore delighted to be opening the doors of No. 42 just around the corner from the capital’s bustling Borough Market and London Bridge transport hub, and hope that it will help to shine a light on the UK’s finest food and drink producers, both nationally and internationally. No. 42 will be a place for food and drink businesses to expand their knowledge, explore new ideas, make new connections and generally put their heads together, as well as playing host to Great Taste judging alongside our HQ in Gillingham, Dorset. We’re also very excited to have a new London venue for The School of Fine Food, with plenty of Guild Retail Training Courses and Academy of Cheese sessions already in the calendar.”

For more information on The Guild of Fine Food, please visit www.gff.co.uk.