The National Geographic Traveller Food Festival will be taking place on 17-18 July 2021 at the Business Design Centre, Islington, making it one of the first large scale events to take place after Covid-19 restrictions are scheduled to be relaxed in June.

Glen Mutel, editor of National Geographic Traveller Food, said: “After such a difficult year for everyone, we all need things to look forward to — and what could be better than a celebration of some of world’s most inspiring cuisines. This event will bring together great characters from the world of food, people I’m genuinely excited to meet, hear, watch and learn from. Food and travel are burning passions for so many of us, and I can’t think of a better way to reconnect with them.

The festival will feature a programme of events, from demonstrations by big-name chefs to interviews with top food personalities such as Aldo Zilli, Olia Hercules, Grace Dent, Martin Morales, Jack Stein, Jose Pizarro, Jay Rayner and Asma Khan.

Culinary experiences for visitors will range from food and drink sampling to cooking tutorials. Elsewhere, the festival will feature masterclasses and immersive international experiences with destinations including Georgia, Greece and Wales.

Speakers’ Corner, an intimate lounge venue, will see cookbook authors and food writers discuss their culinary passions and latest publications. The full 2021 line-up will be announced soon but names confirmed include Mimi Aye, Marianna Leivaditaki and Jp McMahon.

An early-bird ticket rate of £10, a discount of 50% on the full ticket price, is available until the end of March.

The previous successful event, in 2019, attracted more than 5,500 attendees, with 45 exhibitors and 59 talks, demonstrations and masterclasses welcoming visitors to experience the world through food and travel.

When: 17-18 July 2021
Where: Business Design Centre, London, N1 0QH
Tickets: Early-bird rate of £10 available now. Includes one-day entry to the festival, with access to all interviews, Q&As and panel sessions and chef demonstrations

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