Food, fanfare and opportunity haled the opening of the £650,000 Norfolk Food Centre of Excellence and National Skills Academy for Meat & Poultry at Poultec Training in Mattishall, Norfolk.

The centre offers support, training and opportunity for food and drink producers with facilities covering product development, on-demand production facilities, a healthy eating zone, butchery training and development suite and an advice and guidance centre.

Colour, spectacle and glorious smells were brought to the event by a host of local food producers offering a wonderful array of Norfolk’s fines.