The search is on for Dorset’s finest producers to exhibit at Poole’s 2016 Taste Festival…

Following the success of the Dolphin Shopping Centre’s inaugural Taste Festival in 2015, the shopping centre is set to host its second food extravaganza event on Saturday 30 and Sunday July 31.

With plans well underway for the 2016 event, the team at the Dolphin Shopping Centre are currently looking for Dorset food-related suppliers to take up a free exhibition space within the centre to showcase their wares at this event.

Organisers are searching for a variety of producers who can exhibit the best in local and seasonal produce including cheeses, meats, chocolate and breads as well as wines, teas and other mouth-watering delicacies.  The event will also be hosting cookery demonstrations and is looking for chefs from the area’s restaurants to take to the stage and cook up a storm to highlight their skills.

Centre manager, John Grinnell says: “We were delighted with the turnout at our first-ever Taste Festival.  It was a wonderful showcase for local food and drink producers and retailers in the region.  We want to make this year’s event even bigger and better with more exhibitors so we can celebrate local cuisine and, more importantly, provide our shoppers with a great chance to enjoy a bustling and free fun-filled family day out.”

To book an exhibition space, please email