Scotland is known all over the world for its food and drink, and Edinburgh has its fair share of that reputation. But it’s not only about the people creating the products. It’s about the exceptional thinking, science and support that go alongside them.
Scotland Food & Drink is a not-for-profit organisation tasked with helping food and drink companies increase profitability. Based in Edinburgh, the organisation’s aim is to grow Scotland’s industry to a value of £30 billion by 2030.
Queen Margaret University offers the UK’s first and only MSc in Gastronomy. The course increases the understanding of how food and drink impact our worlds, and creates an ongoing flow of graduates who can apply that knowledge to the industry.
In May 2017, US-based food technology start-up Morsum announced a £2.3 million investment in Edinburgh. And in September the same year, Convention Edinburgh and the Edinburgh International Conference Centre were successful in bidding for the 2019 Pangborn Sensory Symposium, which brings together international sensory scientists from the global food and drink industry.
The innovative approach is attracting top names to the city. Since May, five new venues have been announced by the DiMaggio Group, Brewhamia, US burger chain Five Guys, Italian chain Vapiano and London’s world-famous Ivy Collection. We think you’ll agree, any food and drink based event is going to be in excellent company.