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Taste Of Grampian


Details of the free annual Taste of Grampian food and drink festival 2016 held at Thainstone, Aberdeenshire with the day events TV Celebrities, activities and parking details

The Taste of Grampian takes place each June at the Thainstone Centre, near Inverurie and celebrates and highlights the culinary delights of the North East of Scotland. Visitors can get a sample of the many different dishes and drink available throughout Aberdeenshire. Though the event is free there is a £5 charge for car parking.

Taste of Grampian

The 17th Taste of Grampian 2016 will take place on TBA June from 9.30am and 4.30pm. Celebrity chefs have included Paul Rankin, Nick Nairn, Sandy Greig of the Two Fat Laddies, Lady Claire Macdonald and Donna Knight.

Local suppliers are at the food festival and the whole family can try samples from over 100 different local producers. This includes shortbread, salmon, beef, ice-cream, fudge and whisky.


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Food and Drink Festival


Children and adults can all enjoy this day out with many different activities, shows and displays throughout the food and drink festival which includes:
  • Live Music
  • Children's activities
  • Cookery demonstrations from celebrity chefs
  • Arts and crafts
  • Cookery competitions
  • Schools cookery competitions final for primary and secondary schools
  • Demonstration by the winners of the Grampian Chef of the Year and Young Chef of the Year
  • Wine and Whisky Tasting
  • Craft Fair
  • Press & Journal Motor Show
  • Face painting
  • Magician
  • Mini farmyard
  • Companies Displays
  • Press & Journal Motor Show
  • Children’s fun rides
  • Craft Marquee
  • Pipe band
  • Scottish Women's Rural Institute competition final
  • Cookery Dual between TV Chefs
  • Outdoor events such as BBQ demonstrations
  • Traditional Scottish music.


Walkers Shortbread Staff at Sample and sales market stall

Many of the recipes exhibited are included in the book Taste Of Grampian Savour The Experience Recipe Book which is available to buy from The Press and Journal shop on Union Street, Aberdeen for £3.95.












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Celebrities have included TV chefs Nick Nairn, Jean-Christophe Novelli, Simon Rimmer, James Tanner, Kevin Woodford, The Two Fat Laddies, Silvena Rowe, Phil Vickery, Alan Coxon and Tony Tobin.


Visit their official website at www.tasteofgrampian.co.uk for more information, photographs, directions and more details.

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