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Exhibitors sign up for Poole’s 2016 Taste Festival

Dolphin Shopping Centre Taste FestivalAn abundance of exhibitors are signing up to be part of the Dolphin Shopping Centre’s food extravaganza event, 2016 Taste Festival, which takes place on Saturday July 30. 

The team at the Dolphin Shopping Centre are pleased to reveal that there will be a great line-up of Dorset food-related suppliers including Cherry Tree Preserves, Hotch Potch Pies, Manna Kitchen, Templar Wines, Sprinkles, Sweet Suite and AS Bakes, as well as a series of retailers based within the centre including M&S and Beales.  Restaurants taking part include Bingley’s Bistro, The Brew House and Kitchen and Penn Central Restaurant.

Outside the shopping centre, in Kingland Crescent, firms displaying their wares include Chimchimney Cakes, The Laughing Street Chef and JJ Thai Cuisine.

Aside from an exhibition of the best in local and seasonal produce, the festival will also be hosting cookery demonstrations throughout the day where local chefs will take to the stage and cook up a storm to highlight their skills.  Bini Ludlow from Sweet Cumin is back again cooking up some delicious Indian dishes along with Mark Bennett owner of Patisserie Mark Bennett showcasing some of his sweet treats

There will also be a range of childrens’ activities available, including making a cress head to take home and watch the cress hair grow.

Centre manager, John Grinnell says: “It’s great to see a variety of firms signing up to take part in our second Taste Festival. We want to make this year’s event even bigger and better and would welcome further food producers, suppliers and restaurants to get in touch to see how they can play a part in the family-focused 2016 festival.”

Exhibition space is available in Kingsland Crescent as well as a few spaces left within the centre. To book an exhibition space, please email

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