Ever wondered how people become growers, chefs or artisan producers?
Well, most of them start by having passion for food, a desire to be creative, and the willpower to do something about it.
It starts by taking the 1st steps.
Growers might start with a small garden, greenhouse or allotment and as their skills and knowledge increase they get the bug to do more.
Chefs and Cooks often start in the home kitchen cooking for appreciative family & friends before spreading their wings further afield to selling the dishes they cook.
Artisan Producers may always have had a passion to know how something like cheese, jams, or relishes are made. They do some research, perhaps join a class to watch how it is made, and then try their own hand to develop their skills.
We at Foodlink aim to encourage anyone wanting to take those 1st steps into what might become a business, or simply remain an enthusiastic hobby, because it helps to preserve our Northern traditions.
During the Foodlink programme we expect to talk to many hundreds of people who want to know how to take those 1st steps into local foods and we will endeavour to help them by sign-posting the way, and encouraging them to be involved.