We hope you are all safe and well in lockdown and are keeping your spirits up. Food is a more of a focus than ever. There are some who are taking the opportunity to hone their cooking or baking skills and there are some for who the doors may need to be widened once quarantine is over! We are pleased to report that all those who had tours booked for the next few months have simply postponed them so that once we are up and running again, they can enjoy our tasting experience once more. We are optimistic that all our tasting partners will survive this crisis and will once again produce the delicious treats they offer us. It is interesting to see how many are adapting to the challenges of lockdown, changing to takeaway or altering their menu. On Cold Bath Road, both the Deli and Manna Bakery have a mini shop open and judging by the socially distanced queue, are doing a roaring trade. The Harrogate Tea Rooms with their Afternoon Tea delivery service is offering that something special for a delightful afternoon in the garden. We are ourselves watching some of the Food Tour companies across the pond and their diversifying enterprises during this time, including Tours in a Box!
Our ‘Appetite for Freedom Start your own Food Tour’ 2 day workshop is now available as an online course. This course is to provide training and a business model to set up your own food tour business. It is a great opportunity for a new venture with low start up costs and overheads which you can fit around your lifestyle and while eateries are closed for now they will reopen and people will want to get out there and savour what life has to offer. Following the course during lockdown will mean you can do all your preparation now to be ready to launch once the time is right. I took a workshop myself before starting Yorkshire Appetite – three years ago now – and it was invaluable in avoiding costly mistakes and helping us produce, what I hope you’ll agree, are food tours of high quality and value for money. We still have dates for the workshop towards the end of the year but if you want a new venture, you can start right now with our online course. Click HERE for more details.
We are now working on our new venture – the Yorkshire Appetite Goodie Box, where you will receive through the post a selection of Yorkshire products to delight your taste buds as well as some interesting Yorkshire facts and isms. It will be available as either a one off gift or a monthly subscription and is ideal for a present for the Yorkshire Lad/Lass in your life or for those sadly in exile from God’s Own Country. There are so many great Yorkshire products to choose from and each box will contain a variety of carefully chosen goodies for you to enjoy at your leisure. In preparation for our launch, we would be hugely grateful if you could click on our SHORT SURVEY here and answer a few questions to allow us to get the Goodie Box just right for you.
We wish you happy eating and hope you are looking forward as much as we are to be able to go out and enjoy the great eateries of this county once again. In the meantime do follow us on social media – facebook and Instagram – and stay safe and well fed!