Bread & Jam are the organisers of the UK’s biggest food and drink founders’ festival. This annual, 2 day conference for emerging and scaling food and drink brands, brings together entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, buyers, media and industry leaders.

This year’s virtual event (18-21 Oct) will give opportunities to pitch your product to buyers from delis, foodhalls (Selfridges, Harrods, Fortnum & Masons), speciality retailers (Whole Foods, Planet Organic, Sourced Market), supermarkets (Ocado, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Morrisons).

Bread & Jam also run a comprehensive programme of evening physical and virtual workshops, and a popular, and free, weekly founder’s panel.

Bread & Jam began in the autumn of 2016, as a festival for food & drink brands to network, learn from each other and scale up fast. Today, Bread & Jam is a vibrant community of the UK’s most exciting emerging food & drink brands and has become the first port of call for anyone looking to launch a fast growth food & drink brand.



About the founders:



Jason Gibb & Tara Mei

Bread & Jam came about through the shared vision of two food founders, passionate about shaking up the way the food and drink industry works. Every year, 16,000 food and drink brands emerge into the UK market and yet, 90% of them don’t make it past their first year of trading. Bread & Jam is a celebration of the food and drink industry’s entrepreneurial spirit. There are many reasons for a food business to cease trading but the absence of opportunity, information and industry support should no longer one of them.

  • Year Estabished
  • 2015