The Croydon Food Festival is already whetting appetites as traders flock to book for south London's biggest summer foodie event.
More than 10,000 people attended the festival in the heart of the South Croydon Restaurant Quarter last year, where a record 70 traders served up a smorgasbord of food, alfresco dining, live music and entertainment.
This summer – on Sunday, 26th June - the organisers, South Croydon Business Association (SCBA) promise an even more ambitious programme for the newly rebranded Croydon Food Festival. And they are encouraging food traders to book now to ensure their place at this hugely popular event.
"The festival is now the biggest food event in Croydon, attracting businesses and foodies to the Restaurant Quarter from right across the borough and beyond," said Linda Arthur, chairperson of the SCBA and owner of South End cocktail bar, Bar Txt.
"There are amazing opportunities for businesses to sponsor the festival. So I would urge you to get in touch now if you want to be involved in one of the biggest events in Croydon in 2016."
The major sponsors for 2015 included Bagatti's Restaurant, Barratt Homes, London Borough of Croydon and Croydon Partnership, Malcolm John Restaurants, Lidl, Quantum, and Veolia Environmental Services. Many of the record number of 74 traders – including top South End restaurants likes Bagatti's and Brasserie Vacherin - either sold out or reported record trade on a fabulous sunny festival day last June.
Linda commented: "The 2015 food festival was such a fantastic success thanks to the support of the public, the traders and our wonderful sponsors from right across the borough who helped to make the day so special. And the 2016 event is set to be bigger and better than ever."
Visitors to the 2016 festival will once again be able to enjoy al fresco dining on quality international cuisine, summer cocktails and dancing to live music across two stages, plus cookery demos on the Kitchen Theatre Stage.
To find out how your business can be involved contact Katharine Glass at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 87265 7968.