Guyana to host International Food and Drink Festival 2013
Guyana will for the first time ever host an International Food and Drink Festival
The event, which was launched on Friday at Cara Lodge with the collaborative efforts of Guyana Karate College and The Tourism Ministry, will be held on March 30.
Public Relations Officer of the Guyana Karate College, Waynewright Orderson said, over 12 countries have already confirmed participation at the International Food and Drink Festival, slated for March 30.
Among those countries are China, Brazil, Venezuela, India, Jamaica, Barbados and the USA.
“We also have several brands of beers and famous cocktails culinary treats that you’ll travel all over the world to get there will be right there”
Tourism Minister, Irfaan Ali, reiterated that Guyana’s unique cuisine contributes to a diverse tourism product, which has spiraling effects on the economy.
“We have one of the most beautiful cuisines of a multi-faceted nature. The diversity of our culture and people brings with it the diversity of our food and that is a very important aspect of our tourism product and we are hoping to capitalise on this.”
This event, which is referred to as the I-fest, will pave the way for the hosting of the first Caribbean food, rhythm and rum festival, which will be organised by the Tourism Ministry and launched in 2014.
The International Food and Drink festival is on Saturday March 30 and runs from 16 hours to 1 am at the Everest Cricket Ground. The organisers is hoping to make it an annual feature on the tourism ministry’s calendar of activities.
Proceeds from the event will go towards the construction of a state of the art Karate College at Liliendaal on the East Coast of Demerara.