More than 70 foodservice consultants, caterers and equipment suppliers attended the FCSI UK & Ireland’s first major networking event of the year this month.
Sponsored by distributor C&C Catering Equipment, combi oven manufacturer Retigo and Harrison Catering, the event was held at Mercato Metropolitano – an Italian food market in central London.
Attendees were given a guided tour of the food stalls and bars, the open air street market, on-site farm shop and the venue’s own community kitchen. The tour was conducted by FCSI member Jeni Edwards of London Food Tours. Guests also got the chance to sample a range of fine Italian food and wine.
Mercato Metropolitano was created by Andrea Rasca who is also involved with the Eataly food market restaurants located in New York, Rome, Dubai and Tokyo, and focuses on small scale farmers, local producers and the local community.