After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the popular Food and drink festival powered by Guaranty Trust Holding Company (GTCO) PLC kicked off in Lagos on Saturday.
The annual exhibition and sales event, which began in 2016, aims to project the various angles of the food industry by connecting various companies involved in the production and sale of food-related items to food enthusiasts. kitchen.
Labeled “Authentic Nigerian Cuisine”, the free three-day festival features masterclasses of cuisines chosen from around the world.
When PREMIUM TIMES visited the site on Saturday, over 150 vendors showcased the best of Nigerian street food.
Vendors sold gourmet bite-size treats, native beverages, traditional snacks and farm-fresh produce from the Farmer’s Market.
In his keynote address, GTCO Managing Director Segun Agbaje noted that Africa’s history and rich cultural heritage are beautifully reflected in its kitchens.
Mr. Agbaje said the main objective of the GTCO Food and Drink Festival is to showcase our diversity as a people while providing a sumptuous dining experience for food lovers across the continent.
He said the festival aims to promote small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria.
The three-day festival is free and will include masterclass sessions with carefully selected hosts, mostly renowned chefs who bring their experience to the international food business.
They will promote the development of everyone’s knowledge and abilities and take guests on a culinary journey.
In addition to the exhibition and sales, the GTCO Food & Drink event also offers other culinary experiences such as food and wine tastings, cooking grills and outdoor entertainment.
This year’s edition will end on Monday.
Check out the photos from day one below.
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