About 2019 Fiesta of Flavours
The Food Souk formerly known as Fiesta of Flavours is a world class food and wine fair, that holds annually at Harbour Point in Victoria Island Lagos since its premier edition in 2015. The fun food and beverage fair hosted by Eventful, provides an avenue for attendees to fully experience the entertainment, art and business of food. It showcases the best in local and international cuisine, cutting edge food technology and cooking techniques, and the best beverages, wines and spirits the world has to offer. It also provides management and training seminars alongside competitions, food demonstrations and performances and a live band.
This year’s event will hold on 23 December 2019, 12pm to 7pm at the Harbor Point, 4 Wilmot point road, Victoria island, Lagos. Entry is Free!
FirstBank has continuously, reinforced its commitment to supporting the entire agricultural value chain from production to consumption, creating opportunities for SMEs in the food sector and promoting economy diversification by partnering with the Eventful team year after year to host the Food Souk using it as an opportunity to connect with all our customers, irrespective of their socioeconomic status and age.
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To mark the start of the event and set the tone, a short ceremony will be held. Dignitaries and corporate executives from the food and beverage industry will be invited to the event. The ceremony will give sponsors an opportunity to be heard and will be covered by press for further promotion of the event.
Wines and Spirits Tasting
Wine, spirits and enthusiasts will be walked through the exotic tastes of the best and most exclusive vintages of the world.
Premium Wine and Spirits Auction
Wine, spirits and champagne enthusiasts will be walked through the exotic tastes of the best and most exclusive vintages of the world and allowed to bid to purchase those products.
Staff Training Seminars
High level management and owners of food and beverage service providers will be encouraged to pay for their staff to attend these training sessions. Waiters, hostesses, chefs, bartenders and other lower level staff will be taught etiquette, presentation, new techniques and given general knowledge that improves their job performance. These sessions will be conducted by world class experts in the field of food service.
These are for owners and top management within the food and beverage industry. Experts in several fields will be invited to give talks and engage in question and answer sessions. The seminars will also create a networking opportunity for decision makers in the industry. Managers will be educated on best practices the world over and given tools to grow their businesses.
Celebrity Guest Chefs
Internationally recognized chefs will be invited to give cooking demonstrations, meet fans and prepare dinner for a paying, exclusive group of guests.
Gourmet chefs will cook meals on stage to be seen by all on a big screen. Popular Nigerian recipes will be prepared in a creative and innovative manner.
Targeted Marketing Sessions
Best Street Food of Lagos
in the months leading up to the fair, and as part of a robust marketing campaign, Eventful will be asking Lagosians to vote for the best places to get their favourite street treats e.g. suya, designer rice, shawarmas and boli. The people with the highest votes in each category will be invited to the fair. This will be another activity that drives traffic to the event as people will come to eat foods that they usually do not have easy access to, all in one place. It will also be a boost to many small businesses as the winners will be given stalls for free.