Lagos is set to be treated to gastronomic delights as foremost financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank plc, has unveiled globally celebrated chefs alongside their Nigerian counterparts for the third edition of its Food and Drink Fair scheduled for April 29th, 30th and May 1st, 2018. This edition of the GTBank Food and Drink Fair will bring together small businesses in Nigeria’s food sector, internationally renowned chefs and food experts and thousands of food lovers to create the biggest food experience in Africa. The 3-day event is designed to showcase Nigeria’s emerging food industry as well as offer a wide variety of cuisines, such that attendees will be able to taste their way around the world.
The GTBank Food and Drink Fair 2018 will feature a series of Masterclasses in the art and business of food and drink whilst treating attendees to a host of live cooking demonstrations of their favourite delicacies by renowned international and indigenous chefs. What makes the this edition of the GTBank Food and Drink Fair exceptional and a must attend event is the fact that it will feature series of Masterclasses in the art and business of food and drink whilst treating attendees to a host of live cooking demonstrations of their favourite delicacies by renowned international and indigenous chefs. Masterclasses will headlined by award-winning chefs like Sibahle Mtongana, best-selling author and TV personality best known for the popular show Siba’s Table, which airs in over 130 countries. Several other top rated chefs who will also host master classes include; Sunny Anderson, a bestselling author and Food Network Personality known for hosting popular shows such as; The Kitchen, Cooking for Real and How’d That Get On My Plate,Lorraine Pascale is a British Chef, Elizabeth Solaru is the founder of Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium,Scott Winston is a highly sort-after food business Consultant, Imoteda is a Nigerian Chef and co-owner of Eko Street Eat and Raphael Duntoye is the Chef Patron of La Petite Maison, a popular upscale French Mediterranean restaurant with outlets in London, Dubai, Miami, Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi and Istanbul.
Commenting on the 2018 GTBank Food & Drink Fair, Mr. Segun Agbaje, the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank plc, said; “Alongside the unparalleled culinary experience, the GTBank Food and Drink Fair showcases the richness of Africa’s food culture and the vibrancy of the small businesses involved in the industry. This year, we have added an extra day to the fair, thereby increasing the opportunities for small businesses to connect to more consumers as well as businesses.
He further stated that, “Apart from the amazing experiences that we create for our tens of thousands of guests, it is the personal testimonials that we receive from small businesses that speak to the true value of the GTBank Food and Drink Fair. Behind these small businesses are hard-working fathers, enterprising mothers and incredibly passionate youths, and when they share their remarkable stories of record sales at the fair, we see not just the impact of our efforts at Promoting Enterprise but the immense capacity of our organization as a Platform for Enriching Lives.”
GTBank has consistently played a leading role in Africa’s banking industry. The GTBank brand is regarded by industry watchers as one of the best run financial institutions across its subsidiary countries and serves as a role model within the financial service industry due to its bias for world class corporate governance standards, excellent service quality and innovation.