Fairground festival celebrates food

Attendees also saw some of the finiest produce and ingredients being showcased by the festival's exhibitors PIC: MOMPATI TLHANKANE
Attendees also saw some of the finiest produce and ingredients being showcased by the festival's exhibitors PIC: MOMPATI TLHANKANE

The first ever Fairground Holdings International Food Festival held last weekend was a success as foodies got a chance to taste the different exotic and indigenous dishes of their own choice.

The event, which was held at Fairgrocunds in Gaborone attracted top chefs who amused food lovers with insightful demonstrations.

They proved they could cook just about anything and anywhere.

The festival also attracted most top Chinese and Indian restaurants in town.


They created some fabulous recipes during exhibitions and further showed their greatest influence on cuisines.

Attendees also saw some of the finest produce and ingredients being showcased by the festival’s exhibitors and they got a chance to have a chat with the chefs to see what they were preparing.

Most importantly, people bought food products to support all of those amazing food and drink producers.

Inside their VIP marquee, KBL also gave their guests a variety of dishes from across the world as they provided thirst-quenching selection of beverages to keep them going until the sun went down.

During her welcome speech, Fairground Holdings chief executive officer, Gorata Gabaraane said they were extremely humbled and grateful to participants at their event. 

“It is new in our portfolio of events so the turnout is really great and we expect more next year,” she said.  Gabaraane revealed that the idea behind the event was to bring together people from all walks of life and celebrate food.

“We have different nations from across the nations of the world so we had to come together to celebrate food culture and culinary prowess.”

Gabaraane also commended her team for organising the event.

She said she hopes the event will one day qualify to appear in the national calendar of events.

 “I hope exhibitors also realised the importance of this event because it sells their brands,” she highlighted.

There was also a chef competition where people were judged on how they handle their products, knowledge of product, skills of cooking, style of cooking, time management and hygiene.

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