Food businesses and producers in Fife are being given the opportunity to showcase their wares across the Tay in Dundee this summer.

Limited trade space is still available at the Dundee Flower and Food Festival, which attracts around 25,000 visitors to Camperdown Park at the start of September every year.

The Food Marquee at the extensive show is run for Dundee City Council by Viv Collie, who is also a director of the growing Fife Food Network.

She said that the food marquee, which is being sponsored by Quality Meat Scotland, is hugely popular with show visitors, and hosts a free three day cookery demonstration programme.

Past celebrity chefs have included Gordon Ramsay, Ainsley Harriot, Nick Nairn, Gino D’Acampo and the Hairy Bikers.

This year the show has Mary Berry, one of the UK’s best-known and respected cookery writers, well known TV cook, and “Great British Bake Off” judge.

She will be topping the demonstration programme along with the Fabulous Baker Brothers – Tom and Henry Herbert – who have developed a massive TV following.

In addition a host of other chefs, representing hotels, restaurants, and Dundee College, will be demonstrating their skills.

“There are always around 60 trade stands representing businesses from all over the country, and the cookery theatre can seat around 200 people.

“The festival provides a perfect opportunity for businesses closer to home to meet potential new customers, provide tastings, and sell their products.”

Viv said that this year’s gardening celebrity will be Alys Fowler, and other attractions will include the final judging of the second World Jampionships, and the appearance of the famous Red Hot Chilli Pipers on the main stage.

There are also fantastic displays and competitions for flowers, fruit and vegetables, children’s and craft marquees, a chilli village, and the Woodlands4Yew marquee.

This year the show will run from August 31-September 2, and trade stand applications can be found on the Festival website www.dundeeflowerandfoodfestival.com

 

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