Woking Food and Drink Festival is back and searching for local exhibitors

31 March 2014

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Woking Borough Council, in partnership with Woking Shopping, is looking for Woking-based and regional specialist food and drink producers, restaurants and cafes to exhibit at the second Woking Food and Drink Festival from Friday 5 to 7 September 2014.

This sizzling free, three-day event will be held in the refurbished Jubilee Square and Commercial Way areas of the town centre and it is set to host up to 70 food and drink stalls.

Following a competitive tender, specialist food event management company, Do You Love Food Ltd, has been contracted to administer the exhibitor recruitment process and supply and manage the festival's infrastructure.

The application process for exhibitors is now open. Exhibitor stalls available will be 3m by 3m waterproof marquees and will be erected before and dismantled after the event on behalf of the exhibitors by event management company. Exhibitor stalls are priced on a three-day hire only and according to the nature of the exhibitor's business.

Interested providers can apply by visiting www.wokingfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk, downloading the information pack, completing the application form and returning it along with a deposit to Do you Love Food Ltd.

Last year's event attracted in excess of 20,000 visitors and featured live cookery demonstrations from celebrity chefs Natalie Coleman (BBC MasterChef 2013 winner) and Jo Wheatley (TV Bake Off 2011 winner, master classes from top local chefs and instructors from the Woking-based Tante Marie Culinary Academy, a range of multi-cultural hot food and produce stalls, hands-on children's activities, BBQ cook-off challenges, a bake off competition and live musical entertainment from the Phoenix Cultural Centre.

For more information, including photo and video highlights from last year's event, visit www.wokingfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk or follow @WokingFoodFest on Twitter.

Alternatively, contact Sam Marshall on 01483 743065 or email sam.marshall@woking.gov.uk