Taste-packed programme for festival

Sheffield Food Festival 2015. Cakes on sale at the Seven Hills WI stall.
Sheffield Food Festival 2015. Cakes on sale at the Seven Hills WI stall.
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Food lovers can prepare for the return of the Sheffield Food Festival later this month after the full event programme was confirmed.

The street food market, to be held on the Bank Holiday Weekend, May 26 - 29, will be packed with treats.

The festival will include the return of some of the city’s best-loved food outlets, and new faces such as The Greedy Greek Deli and the Bhaji Shop appearing for the first time.

Visitors can look forward to feasting on delights from traders like Caribbean Fusion, Street Food Chef, Percy and Lily’s, Sunshine Pizza Oven and Yee Kwa Ice Cream.

Moss Valley Fine Meats will also be giving out free samples of their locally-made sausages.

Setting up camp at the top of Fargate will be the new Eats, Treats and Beats Festival Village, which will open its doors from 6pm Friday, May 26 until 6pm on Monday, May 29.

The tent will house a live stage where you can enjoy a tipple from the bar, sponsored by Sentinel and Thornbridge breweries.

Outside, an al fresco seating area will be surrounded by street food, including Canadian delicacy poutine specialists The Gravy Train, Neapolitan pizza masters Proove, jerk chicken aficionados Yabba Caribbean and badass burgers from Cow Boys.

For those inspired by all the offerings, there will be lots of opportunities to learn from one of the best with chef demonstrations at the Theatre Kitchen Marquee in the Peace Gardens, sponsored by Smoke BBQ.

On Monday, there will be a vegetarian demo from The Showroom’s Jon Tite, as well as beer and cheese pairings from Hop Hideout and Urban Pantry.

The festival is not just about indulging in mouth-watering treats, it is about raising awareness about issues such as food poverty, managing food waste, the impact of our food choices on the environment and climate, sustainability and innovations in food.

The new festival team, Events Collective, are working together with Regather to present the Food for Thought programme of talks and debates to be held in the Winter Garden 4pm - 6pm each day, featuring many of the local organisations doing work in these areas.

The team are also working with the Real Junk Food Project this year to make the festival a zero food waste event.

Visit Sheffield Food Festival for full listings.