Kirkcaldy's Food and Drink Fair


Culinary Arts students Sadie Colley and Thomas McNeil who took centre stage at last year’s event to present the final cookery demonstration of the day.

Scotland is home to hundreds of outstanding producers, suppliers, restaurants and foodie entrepreneurs, and on 16thMarch 2019 they are sharing their culinary skills and ideas with the public at Kirkcaldy’s annual Adam Smith Food and Drink Fair.  The free event takes place in the Atrium, Fife College, St. Brycedale Campus and featureschef demonstrations, food and drink stalls and kids’ cooking workshops. 

Brought to the town by Kirkcaldy 4 All and Fife College, the event is headlined by BBC’s MasterChef The Professionals 2016 winner, Gary Maclean, who is also Scotland’s National Chef. There will also be a vegan cookery demonstration by Chef Tom Pratt from The Waterfront Restaurant in Kirkcaldy as well as a demonstration by Fife College’s award-winning students. And at four hands-on workshops, children can have fun decorating cupcakes or make healthy pizzas. 

Gary Maclean said: “I had such a great time at Kirkcaldy’s Food Fair last year and can’t wait to come back again. I will be doing two demonstrations, using some of the wonderful local produce that comes from Fife.  And for me, as a lecturer in professional cookery it will be great to share some culinary ideas with the staff and students at Fife College.”

There is ample opportunity for feasting and shopping on the daywith over twenty-five local food and drink producers at the indoor ‘market’, showcasing and selling their wares - ranging from jams, dates, cupcakes and chocolates to burgers, sushi, olives, coffee, bread and cheese, as well as whisky, gin and cocktails.

For those looking for healthier alternatives, all three of Kirkcaldy’s vegan/vegetarian restaurants and cafés are represented – VegaShi, Kangus Coffee House and the Bakers Field Café.

Bill Harvey, Manager of Kirkcaldy 4 All, the town’s Business Improvement District, said: “The Adam SmithFood and Drink Fair is just one part of a great programme of events planned for the Adam Smith Festival of Ideas which celebrates the globally-renowned 18thCentury economist and philosopher. With some big names in town, including Eddie Izzard, the 15th-17thMarch should definitely be marked in the diary.”

Bryan McCabe-Bell, Director of Business, Enterprise and Tourism at Fife College said: “We’re delighted to host the Kirkcaldy Food and Drink Fair in our St Brycedale Campus in Kirkcaldy for the 5th year running. It’s been wonderful to see the event grow over the years and to welcome so many independent producers who bring a variety of great local, regional and Scottish food and drink. The event is also a fantastic opportunity for our students to get involved, showcasing their skills in the various demonstrations and also helping out on the day itself.  I’d like to remind visitors, that although the event is free,  you may wish to bring some cash with you  - if you’re anything like me you will find the amazing food and drink available irresistible!  We look forward to welcoming everyone on the day.”

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