THE DATES have been announced for this year’s Coventry Food Festival which returns after the pandemic saw last year’s event cancelled.
Appetites where whetted this week by Coventry BID’s announcement which confirmed it will take place from July 23 to 25 and have Michelin Star chef Theo Randall taking the headline slot on the Saturday and Lesley Waters on the Sunday.
More than 140,000 visitors flocked to the last food festival over three days in 2019 and the BID team has vowed to make this year’s bigger and better than ever after the toughest year in living memory for hospitality, food and drink businesses.
On the Friday, the largest ever selection of artisan food producers in the region will take centre stage with dedicated zones for gluten-free and vegan produce.
Visitors will be able to eat their way around the world with stunning street food and some of the finest producers of cheese, chutney, eggs and sweet treats – all served with pop-up bars, cocktails, demonstrations and live music.
Trish Willetts, Director at Coventry BID, said: “It’s a huge year for Coventry as UK City of Culture, and as all our great businesses start opening again as part of the Government’s roadmap to recovery post-Covid.”
Stalls will adorn Broadgate, celebrity chefs will put on eye-catching demonstrations and live music sessions have also been lined up.
Ms Willetts added: “Of course, it’s our hope that everything will be back to normal at this point, but we are also working closely with our partners to ensure we are Covid-compliant and able to welcome people back safely.”
Further announcements will be made in the coming weeks regarding music acts, exhibitors and special guests joining the weekend of foodie celebrations, so watch this space!
Visit www.coventryfoodfestival.com for more information.