The Sheffield Hallam University-organised Food Festival will stretch from The Moor Market towards the city centre on the bank holiday weekend between Saturday, May 24 and Monday, May 26.
An international food supplier and café which credits the Festival with getting its business off the ground has welcomed the event coming to the Moor for the first time.
The Cossack Kitchen sells Russian delicacies inside the Moor Market and took part in last year’s food festival.
“Last time it was incredibly fantastic for us and it was the kick start of our new business,” said Russian-born Leeza Murina.
She said their speciality dishes including Russian ravioli, a cabbage-based pie, as well as cakes filled with fruit and cream, have earned them second place in the tourist website Tripadvisor in Sheffield.
Sean Clarke who runs Beer Central said the Food Festival is a great chance for the city’s unique traders to get noticed.
“It gives us all an opportunity to deal with customers who want something just that little bit different,” he said.
Family-run Barra Organics which was set up when the Moor Market opened in November will move on to the precinct for the Bank Holiday event, together with Happy Valley which sells oriental ice cream.
Sheffield Hallam University Business School which supports the festival has been joined by a team of students from the Journalism department who will produce a series of films in the run up to the event.
The video team are Kelly Crampton, Lewis Ward, Danielle Hayden, Emma Collicott and Hannah Sanders
For a copy of the food festival programme and for more details of this year’s programme click here.