Programme

Programme

Wednesday 3 September – Northern Food and Tourism

9.30 Registration

10.00 Welcome to the seminar

10.05 Bonjour from Brussels! – The possibilities of local Finnish food
Anneli Jäätteenmäki, Member of the European Parliament, via Skype

10.30 The Finnish and Northern Ostrobothnian food culture in Europe
Helena Petäistö, long-term foreign reporter and French correspondent for MTV3

11.10 Developing food tourism in Finland
Kristiina Havas, Senior Lecturer at HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences

11.40 Theatre – with food in mouth
Juha Laukkanen, Puppet Theatre Sytkyt

12.10 - 13.30 Lunch and getting to know the local producers’ market

13.30 Food country Sweden and cooperation between small businesses in Northern Sweden
Christina Hammarström, Food and Nutrition Consultant, Hushållningssällskapet i Norrbotten–Västerbotten/Gotland, Sweden 

14.00 Networking between local food producers in Northern Norway
Hilde Halland, Bioforsk Norsk, Norway

14.30 - 15.00 Getting to know the local producers’ market

15.00 Developing food tourism in Northern Ostrobothnia
Bothnia à la carte Project

15.15 Introducing the Bothnia à la carte Team of Kuusamo
Sirpa Kämäräinen and Katja Vira, Isokenkäisten Klubi

15.35 The story of Kitkan Viisas – and how the EU designation of origin was acquired
Teuvo Hatva, specialist

16.00 Introducing the Bothnia à la carte Team of Food Valley
Kaisu Merilä, Merilän Kartano

16.30 The seminar continues with Northern Ostrobothnian Tasting Party

Interpretation in English available for the presentations on Wednesday.  

 

Thursday 4 September – Authentic flavours with locally sourced and foraged food

8.30 Registration

9.00 Welcome to the seminar

9.05 Restaurants and the importance of clean, local produce
Ilja Björs, restaurant manager, Restaurant Juuri 

9.50 Cooperating for the Northern Arctic Flavours Menu
Restaurants and producers share the story of their cooperation

  • Restaurant Virta and Tannila reindeerfarm
  • Restaurant Ynninkulman juhlahuoneisto 1656 and Huovinen Bakery
  • Restaurant Puistola, Viskaalin and Kasvishovi
  • Restaurant Hugo and Fishmarket Haanpää
  • Restaurant Luoto
  • Restaurant Ruffi/POHTO

11.00 - 12.00 Tasting break and getting to know the local producers’ market

12.00 Aitojamakuja.fi, the site for local food companies
Päivi Töyli, project manager for Aitoja makuja II(True Flavours II

12.30 Introducing Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Oulu
Reija Satokangas, amateur member and information officer of the Oulu Bailliage

12.50 Pohjois-Pohjanmaan Keittiömestarit ry (Northern Ostrobothnian Chefs Association)
Hannu Eräluoto, President

13.10 Summary of the seminar 

13.30 Lunch and getting to know the local producers’ market

 

The seminar venue, Pohto, hosts a local producers’ market on both seminar days, featuring the Northern Arctic Flavours Menu restaurants on Thursday 4 September! 

Interpretation in English available for the presentations on Thursday.  

The programme is subject to change.