How to apply for the Taste of Staffordshire Quality Marque
The Taste of Staffordshire accreditation shows that you have achieved the highest standards in your food & drink business.
The marque can help you generate new business by proving you offer food & drink and customer service excellence, and showing your commitment to local produce and suppliers.
You could also save money on stand space at major events like the Stone Food & Drink Festival.
Establishments whose primary purpose is for dining, providing table service of meals where the menu typically consists of starter, main course and dessert dishes as a minimum.
Likely to be elegant in style with an emphasis on food preparation which will be of a high degree of culinary expertise.
Restaurant - Casual Dining
Establishments whose primary purpose is for dining providing table service of meals in a casual atmosphere, mostly licensed.
Meals are moderately priced.
There is an emphasis of the use of fresh ingredients, locally sourced where possible.
Tea Rooms & Coffee Shops*
In addition to refreshments, a good range of food will be available, including a range of teas, coffee, cakes and light snacks.
(*includes visitor attraction food service)
Food and Drink Retailers
Offers produce on sale of which at least 20% must come from within a 40 mile radius of the establishment.
Must serve a choice of cask-condition real ales and fully licensed.
Open to non-diners for alcoholic drinks.
A choice of snacks and service of meals must be informal.
The Taste of Staffordshire accreditation has been revamped and refreshed for 2017, in partnership with NFU Mutual's Stone Agency.
There will be a series of free industry events throughout the year, and the Taste of Staffordshire Good Food Awards will return on 20th October with a black-tie event at the magnificent Lichfield Cathedral.
There will be 11 categories to enter, and Taste-accredited businesses will be entered automatically.
Details are in our membership pack, which you can download here.