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The 21st Manchester Food & Drink Festival

Food lovers are advised to clear their diaries from 27th September–8th October, as Manchester Food and Drink Festival has announced it will be taking over the city and surrounds for the 21st annual Mancunian eating and drinking bonanza. The MFDF Gala Dinner and Awards will be happening on the 8th October. The North's highest profile and most coveted food and drink awards are back in 2018 with 20 categories presented from restaurant of the year through to best beer!



The Festival team are busy cooking up an extraordinary new programme with announcements to start from March onwards. In the meantime, MFDF would like to hear from Manchester’s food and drink lovers, as they’re offering an exciting opportunity for the public to have their say on how the next chapter for MFDF unfolds. The Festival is inviting anyone who’s passionate about food and drink to get in touch with ideas and suggestions for how they’d like to see the Festival develop.



“Ours has always been a Festival for the people,” says Alexa Stratton Powell, Festival Director. “With that in mind we’d love to hear from the food lovers of Manchester on what they’d like to see in the Festival as we enter our next decade! We have always listened to our fans and followers and paid careful attention to the city’s ever-changing food trends.” MFDF promises to read and review all ideas so whether you’ve always dreamed of meeting a certain celebrity chef, have a great banquet idea, or a suggestion for how your community could get involved – this is a chance to have a seat at the MFDF planning meeting!

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