I had never been to Taste and I think I will return for every edition. I really liked the location of the Fortezza, spacious and really well organized in addition to being in the heart of the city, so logistically convenient. The exhibitors were all of the highest quality, the fair hosts the best artisans in Italy and I was pleasantly surprised by them. I took part in a Ring with Davide Paolini and was pleased to notice that the event was followed with interest by a lot of people, a sign that the public at the fair was truly focused and from the sector. I couldn’t help being satisfied.
, president and CEO, LONGINO & CARDENAL (Italy)
I have been taking part in Taste for thirteen years. The Stazione Leopolda undoubtedly had its charm but I prefer the new location of the Fortezza Da Basso: bigger, more professional and really well organized. Taste is the best sector fair in Europe, you can’t find such a high level of quality anywhere else. It is always a pleasure to come back here, to meet the companies with which we already work as well as to create new collaborations. I like not having to plan too much, to be able to freely arrive with my eyes open and allow myself to be won over by the passion I see in these producers each time. You could feel the great love they have for the work they do. The organization was excellent as usual and the calendar of FuoriDiTaste events was very interesting: I think that getting the whole city involved is a really important aspect.
, Founder, WILK GOURMET GROUP (Germany)
I have been taking part in Taste since the first edition. The fair is an important rendezvous because it reflects a rigid and strict selection just like ours in New York. At this edition I found a substantial improvement in terms of space because the new location is much bigger and, as a result, there was a greater level of tranquility during the meetings and tastings. Everything was slightly more relaxed and professional. Managing to make a fair so much bigger while maintaining this level of quality is a real success.
, founder, GUSTIAMO (New York)
Since 2012, I have been taking part in TASTE, even before starting at Mammafiore. To me, TASTE is like a party you want to attend. The fair is tailored-made to showcase the best of Italian gastronomy, unlike all other events in the sector which, in my opinion, are more dispersed. With the Fortezza Da Basso's new location, the fair has even more room to offer, and, despite its growth, it is still able to retain the charm of the niche it held at the Stazione Leopolda. TASTE represents the top and is an excellent way to discover new realities and their work. Our mission is cultural: we must inform and educate customers about quality, and here I have found only companies that adhere to this philosophy.
, Sales Manager, MAMMAFIORE (Spain)
My first time at TASTE. We focus on artisanal and quality products, and TASTE has been a very important showcase of local producers and realities that were otherwise difficult to discover. The quality level of the companies is excellent, and I particularly liked that all the stands were the same size: the fair gives everyone the same chance, and the product really speaks for itself. Furthermore, it served as an important opportunity for discussion: it is from the exchange with people that new ideas and new projects are born. I'm very pleased.
, founder, TASTY RIBBON (New York)
It is the first time that I have attended TASTE. The location is perfect for this type of event: it is very spacious and allows you to respect distances during tastings and meetings. It made me feel safe. I chose to participate in TASTE for two reasons: many of the partners I work with exhibit at the fair, and after a long period of forced video calls and virtual meetings it is nice to be able to see each other again in person. I am also looking for new partners and certainly, the fair represents a great opportunity to meet. TASTE really has an excellent portfolio of companies for our reality, which is looking for products that combine goodness with good presentation and a commitment to sustainability. The pandemic has made us more aware and environmentally conscious consumers.
, founder, OLIVO COMPANY (Finland)
Taste is a very livable fair with an excellent filter for the quality of its exhibitors and the right quantity of visitors. The location is big and convenient being in the heart of the city (unlike many other sector fairs) and is really well organized. I knew it by name but hadn’t had the chance to take part in it before and I am happy that I have done so. I was expecting niche products, but I didn’t expect to only find niche products. I will definitely return for the next edition.
, general manager trading di WISK (Dubai)
It was our first time at TASTE. A truly remarkable location, we were struck by the quality of the exhibitors who represented only niche companies in the world of gastronomy. We, who deal with the export of luxury products, will make it a reference fair! It was an important cultural event because it gave us the perception of what exists in Italy, giving voice to realities that may be small, still unknown, but of the highest quality. Each company is equally showcased, and the product is the star. Also, I believe it is essential to support these initiatives: we are all part of a system, and everyone has a role to play.
, founders,MAGARAS (Singapore)