Feb 05 2014

Sunderland Announce New Food Festival


Sunderland Live, in partnership with Opus Dining, have announced great news for local foodies. Sunderland’s first ever Festival of Food is set to tantalize the city’s taste buds on Sunday 25th and Monday 26th May.

The Festival, which will be held in Mowbray Park and Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, will be aiming to raise awareness of sustainable food culture, food poverty and the use of food as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Chris Alexander, Chief Operating Officer at Sunderland Live said: “We take pride in promoting local produce and supporting the delivery of Sunderland’s very first Festival of Food is a great way to do that’

Not only will residents and visitors be able to purchase food from a range of local vendors and producers but the festival offers an interactive element also. Cooking demonstrations will be led by catering students and tutors from Sunderland College and will aim to cater for both children and adults.

Festival Director, Lesley Craggs, Opus Dining Club said “We are thrilled to be working in partnership with Sunderland Live on this project and we believe this event will have a real impact on the City of Sunderland, showcasing the very best in local food and drink.

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