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Adapt your existing baked products to cater to alternative diets (vegan, gluten free etc). Maintain high quality, great texture, and exceptional taste that customers expect.

  • From: Tuesday 24 April 2018, 10 am
  • To: Tuesday 24 April 2018, 4 pm
  • Registration: 9.30 am
  • Location: Nottingham Trent University, Brackenhurst Campus, Brackenhurst Lane, Southwell, NG25 0QF,
  • Cost: Free
  • Booking deadline: Monday 23 April 2018, 5.00 pm
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Event details

With gluten free, high protein, and vegan diets on the rise, learn what alternative functional ingredients are available to you and how you can use them to adapt your recipes for growing markets. This is essential for anyone running a bakery, commercial kitchen, or restaurant, or those wanting to explore functional ingredients to apply to their breads, cakes, and pastries.

Making use of the industry-standard development kitchens and dedicated food labs at Nottingham Trent University. We'll explore how alternative ingredients behave and work with your products in an interactive session.

The day’s sessions will focus on 4 key areas:

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan
  • Low Fat
  • High Protein

Each attendee will leave the workshop with samples of the functional ingredients used throughout the day. Attendees will gain the knowledge to tap into new markets and grow their profits.

Content will include:

  • Food Trends: What to look out for
  • Functional ingredients: What are they & how can you use them?
    - Combine the 2 to grow your business
  • Hands-on sessions in the development kitchen
  • Adapt your existing recipes to exploit new trends
  • Develop new products to expand your business


9.30  Registration

10;00 Welcome & Introduction

11:00 Development Kitchen session 1: Gluten free & Vegan

13:00  Lunch

14:00  Development Kitchen session 2: Low Fat & High Protein

16:00 Event close

Booking information

If you would like any further information about this event before booking your place, please contact:

Adam Keenan

+44 (0)115 848 2351

This event is free to attend, but attendees must register in advance. In order to attend this event you must be eligible for support from the Enabling Innovation Programme, which supports SMEs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Enabling Innovation is a three-year collaboration between Nottingham Trent University, the University of Nottingham, and the University of Derby to support SMEs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to innovate. It is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Location details


Nottingham Trent University
Brackenhurst Campus
Brackenhurst Lane
NG25 0QF

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