A new conference for emerging food and drink companies is taking place this weekend.

The Bread & Butter event is aimed at the founders of start-ups and ‘scale-ups’ looking to grow their businesses “and make them earn their crust”, said the organiser.

The show will feature hands-on interactive content, workshops and a schedule of speakers including Tom Newton from Graze, Mark Palmer from Pret A Manger, Pippa Murray from Pip&Nut, Will Bowler from Popchips, Tamara Arbib from Rebel Kitchen, and Patrick Drake from HelloFresh.

 “All you need to join the festival is a great idea, or a food and drink business that you want to move forward,” said the organisers in a statement.

“The event will introduce you to a community of like-minded others - those at the idea stage, those just about to launch - as well as those looking to scale up to the next level.”

Bread & Butter takes place at the Institute of Directors, 116 Pall Mall, London, from 12-13 November.