Tasting Tayside & Fife

This June, Appetite for Angus are working in collaboration with regional food and drink groups from Tayside and Fife to showcase local producers to hospitality and wholesale buyers. More than 30 of the finest food and drink producers across Angus, Dundee, Perthshire, and Fife will attend Tasting Tayside and Fife, an event allowing buyers to

Angus Chef’s Club

Local Chefs raise a glass and take time out to gather for the first ‘Angus Chef’s Club’ meeting. Being a Chef isn’t an easy job. The old adage that you’re only as good as your last meal makes it a pressure business where maintaining high standards is the norm for any good kitchen. No one knows

The Angus Spirit Trail

With so many great and unique drinks producers in Angus it was only a matter of time before they all came together to develop  something that could tell their story and introduce a whole host of new experiences to visitors to Angus. Although, it’s still in the planning stages, we are sure there’ll be a

We all need to Hemp it Up

There’s one new healthy food product coming out of Angus that you should be introducing into your diet. It’s made from a crop that used to be commonplace across Angus for centuries, although for most of us it will be a relatively new addition to the menu. Keen to learn more about this wonderful (and not

We need to keep talking about Scotland’s local abattoir network

In October last year we saw a debate on the state of Scotland’s local abattoir network at the Scottish Smallholders Festival. The room was packed with farmers and smallholders seriously concerned by the situation: we are now down to just over 20 abattoirs in Scotland following the closure of Downfield Farm Abattoir in Fife. The

Foraging Fortnight – 3rd-18th September

The recent pandemic has made consumers reassess what is important – 48% of consumers think sustainability is more important (Kantar 2021) and 85% of UK consumers have adopted at least one lifestyle change (Deloitte, April 2021).  There is a greater interest in local culinary culture & sustainability, and people are looking for ‘experiences’.  Current food


THRIVE is a free collaborative initiative from SRUC, Queen Margaret University and Abertay University, supporting the next generation of food & drink and rural enterprise entrepreneurs. Following a successful first year in 2021, we have developed another exciting programme for THRIVE in 2022. THRIVE will run on two consecutive Saturdays – an online Business Skills day on 5

Menu Food and Drink Awards 2022 – Entries Close July 10th

A reminder that The Menu Food & Drink Awards, are open and applications will close on July 10th. In the most recent awards, which was postponed due to covid, two awards were won by Appetite for Angus members which is fantastic to see. Firstly, Independent Coffee Shop of the Year was won by the Wee