Dundee to host first Food Festival


Dundee’s Slessor Gardens, City Square and Waterfront are set to be transformed into a food and drink haven this summer as Dundee Food Festival reveals its first line-up of events.

Organisers, Dundee City Council, are planning a series of community-led workshops and events across multiple venues to encourage residents and visitor to eat, drink, play and think, as they explore the wonders of the city’s food, drink and hospitality scene.

Taking place on Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7, the two-day festival will include a street food market at V&A Dundee, a local producers showcase with cooking demos at The Keiller Centre with Kitchen Press, Jim’s Delhi, and Lyndsey Kitchen.

Bakers won’t want to miss the free workshop on Sunday afternoon at Braw Tea Cafe in Broughty Ferry which is hosting a free bakers workshop with Jeni Iannetta of Bad Girl Bakery. The well-known Scottish baker owns venues in Muir of Ord and Inverness.

Meanwhile, award-winning chef, Dean Banks from Arbroath, will host a talk and question and answer session on sustainability at one of the city’s newest cocktail bars, Temple Lane.

City Council Fair Work, Economic Growth and Infrastructure convener Councillor Steven Rome, said, “I am very encouraged that so much progress is being made to deliver the first Dundee Food Festival. Excitement will no doubt continue to build in the lead-up to July and I hope that the range of attractions on offer will prove to be popular.”

The event is designed to highlight the local larder, encourage community involvement and celebrate the food heroes of the city and surrounding area. Dundee is abundant in quality food and drink and around 70% of Scotland’s fresh produce is located within 30 miles of the city. The festival has been delivered in collaboration with local partners including the council, Eden Project, V&A Dundee, James Hutton Institute and Eat and Drink Dundee.


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