City wide food festival set to satisfy Sunderland's appetite
Sunderland is to play host to a city-wide food festival this June. The month-long event hosted online by Sunderland City Council and Sunderland BID, will include online cookery demonstrations, food challenges, family activities and will showcase some of the city’s best restaurants and food retailers.
Taking to the online kitchen to share their culinary skills will be celebrity chef Rustie Lee and Great British Bake Off finalist Alice Fevronia and entertainment for families will include online food based science experiments by The Gastronaut – Stefan Gates.
Cllr Linda Williams, Portfolio Holder for Vibrant City said: "The whole city will benefit from this great event showcasing the very best of Sunderland cuisine. We have some amazing retailers and delicious local dishes in our vibrant city and we can’t wait to celebrate them."
Sharon Appleby, Head of Business Operations at Sunderland BID added: "We are delighted to be working with Sunderland City Council to deliver a city-wide food and drink programme. This year will be different to the food festivals we have delivered in the past. Instead of having a food market, we will be encouraging residents to use the many restaurants and food retailers we have in the city as well as moving the cookery demonstrations online. This will mean that so many more people can benefit from them and cook along with celebrities at home."
The full programme which is scheduled to run from 1 – 27 June will be announced shortly.