Food Hall Buyer Adam Barber and his team have scoured the globe to put together a range that combines the very best local produce with renowned brands from across the world. Many of these products will be exclusive to Fenwick in the region and will sit alongside long-standing customer favourites.
The renowned cheese counter will be enhanced by Fenwick joining forces with two world-class cheese merchants: Neal’s Yard Dairy of London and Northern France-based Hennart.
Adam said: “Our exciting new partnerships with Neal’s Yard Dairy and Hennart alongside our strong links with renowned regional producers will ensure we offer the best of British and continental cheese.
“We are especially proud to have worked with Doddington Dairy, based in Wooler in Northumberland, for over 10 years during which time it’s become recognised on a national level for its produce.”
The fresh deli counter is launching a completely new range of restaurant quality charcuterie, cooked meat, antipasti and terrines. Highlights will include Jamon Iberico Bellota (which will also be available in Fuego restaurant), Free Range Suffolk Black Ham and a Fenwick-own recipe porchetta.
Also new to the Food Hall will be a hot deli counter where customers will be able to purchase food to go, such as pulled pork sandwiches, hot roast chicken, pies and pastries.
The revamped ambient fine food range will feature Italian brand Cipriani for balsamic vinegar, olive oil, pasta and sauces and London-based ingredients company Sous Chef, whose range includes Persian Blue Salt, Black Lava Sea Salt and Cep Power. Both of these brands will be exclusive to Fenwick.
Daylesford, who produce organic food on their farm in Gloucestershire and retail through a number of London outlets, will also now be available at Fenwick in the form of fresh ready meals, desserts and chutneys.
In their first venture outside the capital, Kusmi Tea will supply Fenwick with their signature blends of loose-leaf tea, while existing strong relationships with locally based Ringtons and artisan brand Ouseburn Coffee Company will continue.
To complement Fenwick’s own brand of honey produced in its rooftop hives, honey from Ponteland-based The Honey Store and fruit and herb jellies by local supplier Durham Green Lane will also be available.
As part of the selection process Fenwick asked thousands of its customers what they wanted to see in the Food Hall.
Adam commented: “The Food Hall has a long and rich history of providing quality food and our revitalised ranges will provide our customers with the fresh, tasty produce and specialist cook provisions that they are looking for.
“The most satisfying part of my job is selecting and championing a product that people love to buy (and ultimately eat!) so the redevelopment of the Food Hall has been a fantastic opportunity to source exciting new ranges.”