Taste Of Trafford is one of the finest events in Altrincham’s calender
After a few years of running one big annual event in September, the organizer’s have decided to run it several times a year with this being the 2nd extra event after a trial at Christmas
Not been to Taste Of Trafford before – it’s some of Trafford finest restaurant and foodie types coming together complete with its own currency Tesetas
Altrincham HQ questioned just a few of the stall holders about their foodie delights
VINTAGE Ts – Tweet @VintageTs
Vintage Afternoon Teas will be bringing along lots of tea and cake which we’re hoping you won’t be able to resist. We only serve Teapigs tea (which is proper leaf tea), their everyday blend, Darjeeling Earl Grey and Superfruit (we’ll be selling boxes of Teapigs tea at the market too). We’ll have coffee for non tea drinkers and cups of orange squash for children. Meanwhile, what could be nicer to munch at the market or take home for tea than a decent slice of proper homebaked cake? Carrot cake, victoria sandwich, courgette cake, coffee cake and marmalade cake. Scones baked fresh that morning, with clotted cream and strawberry jam, will feature in our “Afternoon tea bags” specially designed to take home for tea. Spend a few tesetas with us and you’ll be joining a growing band of fans and regular customers.
Everything’s vegetarian on our stall, especially the carrot cake and courgette cake!
We operate from a kitchen in Altrincham, delivering afternoon teas and cakes all over Manchester and Cheshire for birthdays, hen parties, christenings and other celebrations, or just tea with friends. We have a huge collection of vintage china and table linens for hire too, to make an occasion extra special. We can set up a pop-up tea room almost anywhere: future events include a monthly tea room at Sale Town Hall and a tea room for Homemade Heaven, a new vintage and craft market in Hale. www.vintageafternoonteas.co.uk
Vintage Afternoon Teas has been up and running since 2010 and we’ve never advertised, we’ve grown through word of mouth recommendation, so events like this are really important for us. It gives us another opportunity to meet and chat to new customers and let them taste our wares. Personally I love being at events like Taste of Trafford, I like meeting people and I’m a big fan of Altrincham market and know lots of other people feel the same.
As an alternative to traditional advertising, we’ve used facebook and twitter to communicate with local people who are interested in Vintage Afternoon Teas. Twitter has been really successful, helping us to meet new customers and suppliers and to advertise events. Facebook is a great way medium for quick updates and photo albums. If you want to see photos of our tea parties and cakes, our photo gallery on www.facebook.com/vintageafternoonteas is a good places to go. If you like us on facebook, you’ll hear about our events first. Follow us @VintageTs on twitter.
Everything will be great value I promise, come on a cup of amazing tea for £1, a slice of homebaked cake for £2, and a full afternoon tea (packet of finger sandwiches, leaf tea bag, scone with jam and clotted cream and a slice of cake) for £5. When I say £, I mean tesetas (you can buy books of tesetas on the day).
LUSH BROWNIES – Tweet @lushbrownies
TASTE OF ANATOLIA – Tweet @tasteofanatolia
We have Homemade Mediterranean food crafted from Turkish recipes: Borek, Pogaca, Original & Pepper Humus, Ajuka, Lentil Kofte, Stuffed Peppers, Rice Dolma , Baklava
All our products are vegetarian
We love these events as they allow independent businesses to access new and some existing customers.
We are on both twitter and facebook and they let us keep in touch with existing customers and attract new ones.
When we’re not at Taste Of Trafford we’re at Monthly Farmer Markets and Food Fairs
Our monthly farmers’ markets
1st Saturday: Rode Hall (www.rodehall.co.uk/)
2nd Saturday: Wirral (http://www.wirralfarmersmarket.co.uk/)
Last Saturday: Bakewell (www.peakdistrictonline.co.uk/content.php?categoryId=2282)
Our food fairs
Congleton Food Festival – late Sunday in June
Hoylake Food Festival – last Sunday in February and October
Taste of Trafford (Altrincham) – late Sunday in April & September
Warrington Food Festival – early Sunday in May & September
And last but not least we offer free lentil kofte for our twitter followers on @tasteofanatolia
A Taste Of Trafford takes place at Altrincham Market on Sunday 22nd April between 11am-4.30pm
Altrincham Market is 2 minutes from Altrincham Tram / Bus interchange
For full info on all the stalls and restaurants attending check out http://atasteoftrafford.com/
*** DON’T FORGET TO USE THE HASHTAG #atasteoftrafford while tweeting about the events – WE’LL BE RETWEETING THE BEST COMMENTS ***
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING FOR RESTAURANTS & BARS
Altrincham HQ is experience in making the most of your Social Media Marketing for your restaurant
We’ve worked with Dry Bar in Manchester as well as Leo’s Fish Bar in the Northern Quarter
Locally we’ve worked with the likes of Pitta Crepe, The Gobstopper, The Bowdon Rooms and many more in the leisure sector
Nationally we’re ranked number 1 in the UK for social media marketing on freeindex via independent customer testimonials
“With over 12 years experience of Social Media and 17 years experience of online marketing in other companies, clients come to myself when they want a veteran rather than a rookie” Alex McCann