4 Things to expect at the 2017 GTBank Food and Drink Fair
By Yemisi Suleiman
With the GTBank Food and Drink Fair less than nine days away, the city of Lagos is abuzz with expectations for the biggest gastronomic event in Africa. There is so much to look forward to at the 2-day event; from sales exhibitions by small businesses in the food industry to cooking MasterClasses chaperoned by some of the most renowned international and indigenous chefs.
Here are just four of the many thrilling things to expect at the GTbank Food and Drink Fair scheduled for the Sunday the 30th of April and Monday the 1st of May, 2017.
1. There will be food and drinks, lots of it: The wide variety of cuisines at the fair will be such that you can munch your way around the world. If you are a food lover, get set to loosen your belt for the gastronomic delights that will be served by a diverse range of restaurants offering mouth-watering dishes. If you love drinks, then prep your taste buds for savoury wine tastings and finely mixed cocktails.
2. Enticing Exhibitions, Amazing sales: At the heart of the Food and Drink fair is the exhibition and sales by over hundred SMEs in the Nigerian food industry. Geared towards promoting indigenous agriculture and supporting small businesses, the Exhibition will provide a platform for SMEs to showcase a wide variety of products ranging from fresh organic groceries to dry foods, confectionary and pastries, ready to eat consumables and drinks as well as top quality crockery.
3. Cooking Master Classes… with the masters of cooking: Nothing better embellishes delicious foods than watching celebrity chefs prepare them live, and that’s exactly what you will get at the GTBank Food and Drink MasterClasses. The MasterClasses will be led by internationally renowned Chefs, such as, Raphael Duntoye, chef patron of la petite maison, famous food and fitness expert Kevin Curry, TV chef and pop-up restaurateur – Lerato Umah-Shaylor and renowned food blogger, Jehan Powell. Other Masterchef headliners include Ronke Edoho, founder of 9jafoodie.com, Nkesi Enyioha, owner of HSE Café, Chef Abiola Akanji of Red Dish Chronicles and Chef Benedict Okuzu, the West African Chef Ambassador for German home appliance brand, “Miele.”
To participate in the Masterclasses holding at the fair, visit http://foodanddrink.
4. Farm Fresh Produce: When it comes to farm produce, fresher is better, and the best farm produce will be on sale at the Farmer’s Market in the GTBank Food and Drink Fair. Small businesses involved in agriculture will bring you a wide range of locally farmed fresh foods, giving you a farm market experience that will be second to none. Definitely, you don’t want to miss this.
The GTBank Food and Drink Fair is absolutely free to attend and guarantees an unparalleled food experience for everyone.