The Celtic Manor Resort and Coleg Gwent have been announced as joint sponsors for the 2014 Newport Food Festival.
The fourth food festival will take place on Saturday 4 October with events in Newport’s market, Riverfront Theatre and city centre.
The festival has successfully grown year-on-year, with 2013 seeing a record number of exhibitors and visitors. Newport has a strong, diverse and vibrant food sector, including manufacturing and retail, and this annual event brings food enthusiasts to the vibrant menu of events in the city centre.
Celtic Manor Resort executive head chef, Mike Bates, said:
We are delighted to be one of the sponsors for this year’s Newport Food Festival. We’ve seen the festival grow in size and stature over the years and look forward to participating in this wonderful celebration of all the food industry assets we have here in Newport and the surrounding area.
There will be a packed menu of events and activities for visitors to the festival including exhibitor stalls selling a range of wonderful produce, free chef demonstrations by top regional chefs, special chef masterclasses which are ticketed events and the final of the Teen Chef competition.
Caroline Daly, business liaison manager from Coleg Gwent’s business team, said:
We are very proud to be supporting Newport’s flagship food festival event in 2014. It’s a wonderful opportunity to showcase the talent and skill of people in the city, and to highlight the quality of our businesses and professionals in the local area.
Newport City Council cabinet member for leisure and culture, Councillor Debbie Wilcox, said:
Newport’s Food Festival has grown in popularity and is a must-visit food event. We are delighted that Celtic Manor Resort and Coleg Gwent have pledged their support for the event and look forward to welcoming visitors to the festival later in the year.