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New local produce festival launches next month

New local produce festival launches next month

Friday 03 March 2023

New local produce festival launches next month

Friday 03 March 2023

The inaugural Taste Guernsey food festival has been launched and will run throughout April, with prizes on offer for those who vote for their favourite dishes and service online.

The Guernsey Hospitality Association is running the festival as a new way to celebrate the island’s produce, restaurants, and culinary talent.

More than 20 local restaurants have signed up to the festival, and it's hoped more will join before it gets underway.

One Sark establishment is on board, and GHA President Alan Sillet is heading to Alderney this weekend to drum up support there too. 

Each participating establishment will draw up a two-, three- or four- course menu featuring Guernsey Dairy products, and with an emphasis on locally caught seafood.

Diners have the chance to win a single prize of £1,200 in restaurant vouchers by voting online for their favourite seafood dish, favourite dish featuring Dairy products, and the eatery with the best customer service. 

Stratagem Design will also award a hamper to the best Instagram picture of a dish when shared with the hashtag #TasteGuernsey. 


Pictured: Guernsey bream and Sark cauliflower feature on the OGH’s festival menu. 

Andy Coleman, Managing Director of La Barberie Hotel and treasurer of the GHA, said the group were approached by Guernsey Dairy to better align marketing a year ago. 

Visit Guernsey were also approached and decided to support the festival.

Now it's coming to life.

Mr Coleman said the festival would be like previous events but with less focus on competition. Instead, it’s “more of a celebration” and will encourage people to express their views in each of the categories.

Participating restaurants are being provided with digital and physical promotional materials to encourage voting from patrons. Posters are also being printed onto milk cartons.

Manor Farm Foods and Cimandis are also supporting the festival.

You can find out more HERE.

Pictured (top): Jon Taylor from Guernsey Dairy, Andy Coleman, and OGH chef Prenolan Naidoo.

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Posted by Ian Martel on
It will be interesting to take the menus apart. Questions like, where was the red wine sourced for the Red Wine jus?
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