Can you believe it? We are now in our 10th year of Sheffield Food Festival!
Over the years we have seen hundreds of traders from local suppliers and restauranteurs to big brands such as our main sponsor last year, Just Eat. However, most importantly we have seen tens of thousands of people attending, supporting and experiencing tantalising tastes, educational demonstrations, live music and much more spread across the City Centre.
Kerry Haslam, Sheffield Food Festival’s Trader Coordinator, who has been involved in the festival since the very beginning, says “Sheffield Food Festival has changed so much over the last ten years. The footprint of the festival has grown dramatically as has the attendance figures. The artisan market has flourished from a small section of the event to an extensive array of local produce/products. Street Food was not even a thing back in the day when the festival first started and we brought in the idea of pop up restaurants, where local restaurateurs would come along for the weekend and have a pop up kitchen around the Peace Gardens. Now the festival has a whole host of street food traders and the public love all the different food options on offer”.
Where are we now?
In recent years, Sheffield Food Festival spans out across all areas of the City including The Peace Gardens, Fargate, The Winter Gardens, Millenium Square and Orchard Square, with something for everyone to enjoy and embrace.
Although the festival has grown significantly over the years and each year we see new exciting establishments get involved, some traders have been with us from the very beginning including Street Food Chef and Moss Valley Fine Meats to name two. Both being prominent organisations with Sheffield in their own rights.
Sheffield Food Festival isn’t just about eating local and worldwide delicacies or drinking Sheffield’s infamous beers, from what is now recognised as some of the best breweries in the UK. It’s also about raising the profile for Sheffield and bringing people to the City Centre who have never visited before. We also set out to make attendees aware of a wide range of information through various food demonstrations, talks about becoming more sustainable and conscious of food consumption and how we can all do our bit to help the planet.
In addition over the past few years, the Eat’s, Treat’s and Beat’s Festival Village, situated at the top of Fargate has been extremely popular. With an array of fantastic street food, fablous beer choices and a plethora of local talented musicians. Which this year you will expect a variation of entertainment and live cooking demos.
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