Isle of Man Food and Drink Festival
The Isle of Man Food & Drink Festival will take place at the Villa Marina Gardens on Saturday 15 September 10am to 9pm and Sunday 16 September - 10am to 5pm 2018.
It is the biggest annual showcase of Isle of Man food and drink and boasts a produce marquee, tasting opportunities, caterers, demonstrations, activities for children and the Isle of Man Chef of the Year competition – (Winner Chef Marcus Purcell of Noitre Café in Laxey – please see winning recipe UNAMI using Ballakelly Farm Pork Belly and Black Pudding in downloadable documents) and Student Chef of the Year competitions (Winner Marcus Boyd from the hospitality and catering students at University College Isle of Man). In 2017 over 60 exhibitors and 8,500 visitors attended.
The festival’s popularity reflects the growth in Isle of Man food and drink, being driven by DEFA;s Food Matters strategy, and the growing desire among people to support local food and drink producers and businesses.
Isle of Man food and drink producers are toasting their best ever year in Great Taste Awards – the ‘Oscars’ of the food industry. The Guild of Fine Food has announced that 56 Isle of Man products have won awards, double the number achieved in 2016.
The Festival will be celebrating a milestone in 2018 when it will be celebrating it’s 10th anniversary.
Sponsorship is an important part of the Festival and if you are interested in knowing more please see Sponsorship Opportunties in the downloadable documents.