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Community Awards: Food and Drink Festival has been tantalising taste buds

IT’S the festival that’s whetted our appetites for almost a decade.

IT’S the festival that’s whetted our appetites for almost a decade.

Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival takes place in St George’s Square every August, bringing together the best of the area’s food producers, chefs and dieticians.

From olives to ice cream and wines to ales, the festival shows there’s more to Huddersfield than pork pies and sausage rolls – although if you like them, you’re also well catered for!

Last year’s festival brought 50,000 visitors to sample cuisine from Europe, Asia and the Americas as well as the chance to learn how to cook and eat better.

And this year’s festival, set for August 12 to 15, promises a food court, cookery demonstrations, ‘real ale trail’ and children’s entertainment.

The events are organised by Cathy Burger, Julia Lilof and Alison Campbell, who all work for Huddersfield Town Centre partnership.

And spare a thought for this trio when you tuck in this August as each year’s event takes up to eight months to arrange.

On hearing the news about being nominated Julia said: “It’s brilliant. It’s really good recognition for the hard work and it’s nice for the town.

“The festival has grown over the years. This year we are fully booked already and we have a waiting list. We are getting more and more local people involved this year.

“It’s important for the local economy and community. It brings people into the town and it benefits the businesses that take part.’’

For more information on Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival visit: www.foodanddrinkfestival.co.uk

 

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