The Waterfront Food Festival will be held at Orwell Quay on Friday 17th, Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May, and local businesses can be involved and get a discount of trading pitches.
The festival will feature a line up of regional, national and international hot and cold foods, a beer festival, wine seminars & tastings and, on centre stage, cookery demonstrations from a TV celebrity chef who will share the kitchen with chefs from some of the region’s top restaurants.
ames Young, Festivals and Events Manager for Ipswich Borough Council, said “We are very excited about bringing Food Festival Britain to Ipswich Waterfront. It is a great opportunity for local producers and retailers to be showcase their goods and services in one of the most vibrant parts of town.”
Organisers, The Market Square Group, are keen to give local food & drink producers,growers and restaurants the chance to be part of the festival and are offering 25% discount to those offering homemade/locally grown produce.
The Group’s Paul Kennedy said: “We’re delighted to be bringing our Food Festival Britain to Ipswich and to provide a showcase for the best foods in East Anglia. We are particularly keen to include homemade, locally sourced, seasonal fare which will sit alongside a tasty, exotic and colourful mix of food and drink from across the globe. Britain has one ofthe world’s richest food cultures – from local cheeses and chutneys, ciders and fudges to dishes from India, Thailand, the Caribbean, South America and Europe – all providing ingredients to our increasingly varied diet. The festival will feature many of these dishes and enable visitors to learn more about the cultures behind them.
Producers and merchants of quality food and drink as well as related items such as tableware and kitchen accessories are welcome to apply for space. Interest in this colourful and highly publicised event is expected to be high so early booking is recommended.
Anyone wishing to participate should contact Jayne Russell on firstname.lastname@example.org for a booking form. Further details and online booking can also be found at www.marketsquaregroup.com