A new event is being designed to exhibit the best of Birmingham’s independent food and drink enterprises.
The Birmingham Independent Food Fair will be hosted at Millennium Point on September 13 bringing food samples, chef demonstrations and a range of the city’s producers, cafes and restaurants to Eastside for an all-day family-friendly event.
Organiser Ahmed Ahmed is spearheading the fair following last year’s Future Foodies event which showcased Birmingham’s smaller, independent producers at Hotel La Tour in the city’s first “social media food fair”.
Mr Ahmed, who three years ago launched his Dine Birmingham website listing the city’s restaurants and bars and inviting contributors to write reviews, is hoping to attract 40 exhibitors and 2,000 visitors.
The University of Birmingham graduate and Moseley resident said: “We are building on last year's event bringing a bigger and more professional fair. Over the last year Birmingham’s food and drink scene has expanded even further and new people are continually popping up. Millennium Point is a great venue for this kind of thing and it’s a great opportunity for businesses to reach a new audience.”
As well as exhibiting local food and drink businesses inside the venue, the event will spill on to Eastside Park with tables, bars and streetfood outside.
The fair will be separated into segments with an area for spirits and wine sponsored by Birmingham’s own gin brand Langley’s No.8, and further sections for cafes and restaurants.
Mr Ahmed said: “It’s for Birmingham and in Birmingham but we are also keen to attract people from outside to come to see what the city has to offer.”
Find out more at www.bhamindfoodfair.co.uk