The A.B.C Of GTBank Food & Drink Fair :Promoting Enterprise




It is here again. The much awaited GTBank Food & Drink Fair -the annual food exhibition and sales event that aims to project the diverse angles of the food industry by connecting various businesses involved in the production and sale of food related items to a cosmopolitan audience of food enthusiasts.

This years event will be held on : April 29th, 30th & May 1st, 2018
Time: 10am – 9pm (daily)
Venue: Plot 1, Water Corporation Drive, Oniru, Victoria Island, Lagos

For those wondering what this event is all about, WORLD LEADERS hereby present highlight of last year to give you clear insight of what to expect

*Highlights from the 2017 GTBank Food and Drink Fair

On Sunday, the 30th of April, 2017, the much talked about GTBank Food and Drink Fair began. As the sun began to warm the venue, gently, no one was yet certain about what to expect. Guests streamed in, vendors called out, the comperes kept the place alive over the speakers.

The DJ, at the peak of his powers, had vendors dancing while they sold. There was palpable joy, and you could see that this was beyond everyone’s expectations. First credit: In spite of the mammoth crowd, the atrium was comfortably cool.


The impressive masterclass line up had people literally lining up at the doors, waiting to be taught by their favorite chefs. From International Chefs like Raphael Duntoye, Kevin curry, Brian Malarkey and Jehan Powell to Nigerian Chefs like Lerato Umah Shaylor, Chef Nkesi, Abiola Akanji aka Chef Stone, Chef Benedict and Chef Eros. Guests learned how to make a variety of dishes from Italian cuisine by Chef Benedict, to a healthy Jambalaya by Kevin Curry to a yummy jollof risotto served with a honey glazed, gari crusted prawn by Chef Eros.

Perhaps the most poignant masterclass of them all was by Chartered accountant turned food blogger, Ronke Edoho. The certified nutritionist had the last masterclass of the day and she gave an impressive class about eating healthy with Nigerian food. She asked guests easy but loaded questions like “what is quinoa”? challenging people to use local alternatives which are just as good, if not better than local food.

Guests were milling gleefully about, dazed by the sheer amount and variety of food on offer. Inside the atrium there were all shades and flavours of ice creams, smoothies, waffles, muffins, pastries, grilled seafood, sandwiches, coffee, milkshakes, baby food, on and on. Trust Nigerians to appreciate the foreign, but know that they love the indigenous

The children were not left out as they were ensconced in their own arena, having their own Masterclasses mixed with a big dose of fun and games. Every now and then adults disappeared into those quarters to enjoy the beauty of happy children working, learning and playing.

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