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HITS Expo 2024 - The Highlights

Erudus were a sponsor of Food and Drink North East’s HITS Expo 2024, which took place last week, from 13-14th May at Newcastle’s Crowne Plaza Hotel, and what an experience it was.

And right off the bat we’d like to thank everyone involved - the organisers, the competition competitors and all of the attendees.

All of these people made it possible for us to experience some great food, learn more about the industry in our beloved local area and make some impressive new connections.

We were especially thrilled to sponsor the inter-college competition, and we can say with confidence that when it comes to chefs, the future is bright for the Northeast.

With that in mind, here’s some of our snaps from the day and quotes from Erudus team members who attended the event...

A chef at the Expo assembling an immaculate dish of food.
Some delicious local products on display.

Erudus's Stephen Pemberton says “Aside from [us] being there to support the whole event, I enjoyed watching the skills the young chefs showed on both days - the food they created was exceptional and also the buzz on day 2 in particular was great.

A lot of the colleges came to support the competitors and it was great to be in the room soaking up the atmosphere. From an Erudus point of view it was great to work and engage with the colleges and young chefs, and hopefully they’ll choose to use Erudus further on in their careers.”

Erudus's own Stephen and Iain at the HITS Expo 2024.
A presentation on future food trends at HITS Expo 2024.

Erudus’s Iain Maddison says “I found it valuable simply being in a collaborative environment that unlocked opportunities to create and form new connections and relationships.

Being an event sponsor, and able to celebrate the achievements of the colleges when they were being awarded for their efforts was so enjoyable - as was the experience of having the 3 course meal prepared and provided by the colleges.”

Erudus CEO Jon Shayler participates in a panel discussion on food waste at the HITS Expo 2024.

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