National Geographic announces line-up for first food festival

National Geographic Traveller UK has revealed the full line-up of exhibitors and guest speakers for its debut food festival taking place next month at the Business Design Centre in London.

Immersing visitors in the worlds of food, drink and travel and offering the opportunity to sample cuisines from across the globe, the festival will take place for the first time this July.

The main hall will feature stalls from destinations including Dominica, Israel and Thailand while the venue’s Tarragon and Cinnamon theatres will provide masterclasses on how some of the world’s most exciting dishes are created, from a Montenegrin corn crepe to a vegan black burger of seaweed and tofu.

The main stage will see a series of renowned speakers including French culinary icon Raymond Blanc and food personalities John Torode and Andi Oliver while chefs including Gennaro Contaldo, Adam Handling and Zoe Adjonyo will offer live cooking demonstrations.

Confirmed for the duration of the festival, a new entertainment area will include a Speakers Corner hosting esteemed cook book authors and food writers such as Kay Plunkett Hogge, Asma Khan, John Gregory Smith, Tommy Barnes and Theo Michaels while on the main stage Felicity Cloake will discuss her highly anticipated new book entitled One More Croissant for the Road.

Editor of National Geographic Traveller Food, Glen Mutel, said: “When it comes to food, the UK’s outlook has long been international.

“We excel at putting our spin on the world’s most exciting dishes and at providing the perfect environment for the planet’s best chefs to come and push the boundaries.

“More than any other event this summer, our festival will truly reflect this, giving visitors a chance to broaden their minds as well as their palates.”

Priced at £22 and taking place on 20 – 21 July, further information and tickets can be found here.

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