Countdown to first ever Caribbean Food Week

A celebration of Caribbean food, drink, fashion and music is due to take place in London from August 22 to August 29.

Visitors to the two-day Caribbean Food Week Festival, held on Friday August 26 and Saturday August 27 from 11am until 7pm at Windrush Square in Brixton, will enjoy mix of cookery demonstrations, Caribbean street food stalls and vendors, live music from steel pan musicians and an authentic Caribbean market.

Two of the UK’s best known Caribbean chefs, Hasan Defour and Solomon Smith, will be conducting five live cookery demonstrations and joining visitors afterwards to share hints about how to make Caribbean food at home.

And one lucky person will win a seven night holiday for two in St Lucia (including flights/transfers) courtesy of a free prize draw by festival exhibitor SN Travel.
Visitors will also be able to enjoy food provided by seven Caribbean cuisine specialists, discover the delights of holidaying in the Caribbean and unearth some of the Caribbean’s finest writers.

Event organiser Nyree Chambers, who is head of marketing at Grace Foods UK – a leading UK supplier of traditional Caribbean food and drink – said: “We’re looking forward to a fantastic event. As the UK’s number one name in Caribbean food and drink, we want as many people as possible to join us and enjoy the true taste of the Caribbean.”

“The event has something for everyone. Admission is free, we’re giving away money-off, in-store coupons for Grace/Dunn’s River products and, quite simply, we’re inviting people to come along and have a great time!”

Local branches of Morrisons will be holding carnival events in-store throughout August. The supermarket chain will be offering samples of Caribbean products from leading brands, handing out money-off coupons and recipe cards, and entertaining shoppers with a steel pan band at its Thamesmead branch on August 20 and Peckham branch on August 27.

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