How MKFoodFest came about!
MKFoodFest is an idea born out of a discussion between three dedicated Milton Keynes foodies. Hazel Roberts and Laurence Conisbee are artisan food producers in their own right and Turan Turan is a food author and artisan food teacher. Together they have formed MKFoodFest CIC to promote and champion local artisan food and drink producers in and around Milton Keynes.
“We wanted to provide a platform for the excellent artisan food and drink producers in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas and create a showcase for locally produced and sourced food and drink. We also want to support those keeping these artisan food skills alive.”
This support for local artisan food and drink producers includes the promotion of their activities via social media, the creation of resources to help start and grow their businesses and a platform to showcase their products. Every September the MKFoodFest event takes place, offering places to hot street food caterers, farmers market stall holders, craft food and drink producers and chefs to create a celebration of the local food scene and to bring sellers and customers together in a local food and drink festival.
What We're About
MKfoodFest CIC is a not for profit community interest company established to host a yearly food festival in Great Linford and provide support for food charities and initiatives throught Milton Keynes.
The directors, Committee and volunteers who contribute to putting on this festival each year give their time for free and take no salary or expenses. Any retained funds go towards supporting food charities and not for profit food initiatives in Milton Keynes.
We rely on community grant funding and the generous support from local companies and visitors who attend the festival. If you would like to donate to our festival we would be most grateful.
THE DIRECTORS & COMMITTEE
In order to create a successful MKFoodFest we have a dedicated team of volunteers who give up their precious spare time to organise this event. The MKFoodFest is a not for profit organisation with any money raised going back into the creation of future events, the community or to food based charities
Turan T Turan
Dr Hazel Roberts
MKFoodFest is usually held on the second Saturday in September within the grounds of Linford Manor Park
Postal address: North Pavilion, The Courtyard, Parklands, Great Linford, Milton Keynes MK14 5DZ
Phone: 01908 661848