Pitch@Palace 6.0 – The Food and Drink Entrepreneurs

Pitch@Palace 6.0 will showcase a number of Food and Drink Entrepreneurs.


This fresh and fruity sparkling wine is perfect for all celebrations. With English hedgerow scents and a touch of honey on the palate, the Brut is Camel Valley’s flagship sparkling wine and has won numerous international awards over the years; this vintage has won a gold medal in the Sommelier Wine Awards. Camel Valley is family owned and has been run since 1989. It was started by ex-RAF pilot Bob Lindo and his wife, and their son, Sam, is the winemaker.


Longtime friends George Clooney, Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman love tequila. On the rocks, by the shot and, at times, straight from the bottle. Tequilafilled nights with friends is how Casamigos was born. Casamigos is a small batch, ultra premium tequila made from the finest, hand-selected 100% Blue Weber agaves, grown in the rich red clay and cool climate of the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico.


Champion & Reeves manufactures 100% natural premium confectionery. Inspired by Callard & Bowser, it has brought back techniques, such as hand pouring, that have been lost over the years. Individually wrapped pieces encourage responsible portion control; each 15 gram piece is only 65kcal. The momentum of ‘Made in Britain’ is complimented with its quintessential packaging. Products include Dessert Nougat, Dessert Nougat with Cherries, Cream Toffee with Macadamia, and Butterscotch. All are palm oil free, gluten free and gelatine free. Champion & Reeves won a Shropshire Business Award for Best New Business, 2016.


Double Dutch offers an innovative range of premium and all natural soft drinks that are specifically developed to complement higher quality spirits. The Double Dutch twins have created revolutionary mixers to intensify enjoyment of spirits, or to be drunk solo — a whole new world of soft drinks.


Fudge Kitchen has been hand-crafting its original special recipe fudge for over 30 years, using traditional methods and a lot of love, so you’ll find its fudge is devilishly different to any that you’ve ever tasted before. It’s made with fresh whipping cream which makes it smooth, soft, creamy and delicious. Fudge Kitchen also offers its own unique version of Gourmet Fudge which is produced in small, hand decorated batches. Alternatively, choose one of its jars of luxury Fudge Sauces or selections of Drinking Fudge for a twist of devilish difference.


FULL OF IT Craft Chocolate contains just two ingredients – cacao and unrefined cane sugar. It is handmade in Yorkshire, using cacao from single source, fine flavour beans. It uses the Criolla bean from Peru and the Nacional Arriba bean from Ecuador, as well as guest cacao beans from around the world.


Half Hitch Gin is produced in the former warehouse vaults of Camden Lock, and is made using a gin base that is blended with tinctures of black tea, pepper, hay, English wood and bergamot. Half Hitch Gin has been awarded Gold in the Drinks Business Gin Masters and double Silver in the International Wine & Spirits Competition.


Hiromi Stone is the creator of the Kinomi range. Kinomi’s mission is simple: to explore perfection in the form of a nut. Kinomi starts with the highest quality organic nuts, hand-roasts them in small batches, tosses them with its signature gluten-free soy glaze and finally sprinkles them with global spice blends for a range of sophisticated snacks packed full of natural nuttiness.


One is a life-changing, ethical bottled water brand. Its profits fund sustainable water projects for some of the world’s most vulnerable people. It has raised over £14m for water and sustainability projects, giving clean, safe water to 3m people in the world’s poorest communities. It is now aiming to raise £20m by 2020.

The goody bags provided on the day were filled with a selection of the Food and Drink above. The nougat provided by Champion & Reeves and the chocolates from Full of It were specially packed into our branded tins, maufactured by Macbey in Huddersfield.