Post Event Round Up – Explore Great Food & Food Photography

We have received some amazing comments about our recent event, Time to Explore Great Food & Food Photography. As you know we always try to deliver unique networking events that bring together the wonderful people who work in and with the food industry, so to hear that we have achieved our goal is fabulous and your kind words are truly appreciated.

The brand new Alconbury Weald Studios has to be one of the most unusual venues we have hosted in to-date. slightly tricky to find (by all accounts) but most definitely worth it.  Located in an old RAF munitions store on the Alconbury Weald site, this incredible building has recently received a complete internal facelift. Once completed the building will boast 3 studios incorporating a commercial kitchen set, residential kitchen set, general studio, prep kitchen, reception area, meeting rooms and dressing rooms with showers.

We welcomed 45 attendees to this event, with a range of tasting tables and a welcome drink supplied by Choya. The versatile Umeshu, a delicious Japanese Plum Brandy that went down very well with guests, as did the delicious Indian street food quiche’s supplied by Banjaraa. Each attendee was also given the opportunity to get a new headshot, perfect for use on their LinkedIn profile page, we can’t wait to see you using them.


To kick the evening off, we enjoyed hearing the challenges that Dennis from C1 Media & Alconbury Weald Studios, faced when he took on the project of converting the munitions store into a working photography & filming studio.  We also welcomed a talk from our lovely sponsor Emily from Glowing Potential a nutrition communications consultancy who helps food and wellness brands create credible content.



Our delicious food was prepared and served by the legendary Steak & Honour from their Red Citreon van, if you have not enjoyed a proper burger from these guys yet, you don’t know what you are missing!

In between courses, our charity raffle was drawn, in which we raised £80 for Winston’s Wish, a wonderful charity, who last year supported an estimated 14,684 children deal with the bereavement of a loved one. Thank you to everyone who donated prizes and everyone who bought tickets.

Our guest speaker for the evening was Duncan from The Craft Gin Club who talked us through the ethos and origins of the Club. It was fascinating to hear how the business model began and how it has evolved and grown at an incredible rate. Keep an eye on our blog for more about The Craft Gin Club.

The evening was concluded with a round of incredible ice cream from Jacks Gelato before everyone headed off with full bellies, lots of new contacts and a famous GCC goodie bag brimming with some incredible produce and literature.  Thank you to Fruit Pig for donating the best black pudding (the best we have ever had), Kale & Damson for the beautiful Asparagus, Choya for the wonderful Umeshu, Berry Gardens for the delicious blueberries, New Vision Packaging for the chocolates and everyone who provided literature & goodies for the bags.