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Society of Dairy Technology

Annual Dinner


Welcome to the home page for the Annual Dinner, sponsored by NIRAS and Diversey. Thank you to all our sponsors - in addition to our two key sponsors, we are supported by Holchem, Tetrapak and AFCO.

The booking form can be found on this page and a list of local hotels, guest houses and B&B accommodation is available too.

The 2018 Dinner and Symposium will be held on Monday 23rd July at Nantwich Civic Hall. The ticket price is £42 inc VAT for members and £54 inc VAT for non-members. Go to the events page to book online (click HERE to be re-directed) or email the completed booking form to Don't forget to select your menu choices (see below). If you wish to book a full table, the cost is £540 inc VAT. To book a full table, email as this cannot be done using our website.  The address for the venue is 4 Market St, Nantwich, CW5 5DG.

If you are graduating from the Eden Foundation Degree this year, your attendance is FREE!  Why not ask your mentor to join you too?


The afternoon FREE symposium is on a cheese theme and has three excellent speakers - Dr John Holah of Holchem who will speak on Effective Cleaning in Cheese Production, JKM starters will have a presentation on Blue mould starter cultures and NIRAS will be speaking on cheese manufacturing. For the programme click HERE

Full programme will be uploaded later.

Tower of Black Pudding with Pancetta served on a bed of Split Lentils
Thai Fish cakes with Sweet Chilli sauce
Vegetarian option available if required
Sautéed wild mushrooms in a chive & garlic sauce served on toasted ciabatta
Roasted belly of pork with crispy crackling, served on a bed of mustard mash with apple & cider jus
Grilled Darn of Salmon on a bed of Wilted Spinach and Smoked Bacon served with Crayfish butter
Vegetarian option available if required:
Root vegetable lasagne of butternut squash, pumpkin and sweet potato
Black Forest profiteroles with fresh cream & marinated cherries
Individual Pavlova with fresh raspberries & syllabub Cream
Cheese, Coffee and Mints

Trade stands available at a cost of £200 + VAT Price includes table and electricity.

Sponsorship packages available (All prices are subject to VAT)

  • Key Sponsor: £1000 includes logo on all materials and website, mention in President's speech, advertising space on menu, advertising material at the event and a 10% discount on a table for 10 guests
  • Advertisements:
    • Back cover of menu £500
    • Quarter page advertisement £200
  • Pop-up banner £100 each
  • Sponsor wine or drinks £500 includes pop-up banner and mention in President's speech. This also qualifies for a 5% disount on a full table booking.
  • Sponsor a table: put your logo on the table and put promotional material or gifts for the guests at the table (note, this does not buy any places at the table. These would be at the dinner cost) £100
  • Logo on materials £100