Feast of fun at World Food Festival

11 July 2011

On Saturday, Oaklands College delighted visitors to Welwyn Garden City with their World of Food Festival, held in the town centre.

Celebrating foods from around the world, Oaklands College in collaboration with Welwyn Garden City Town Centre Partnership and the Welwyn and Hatfield Times, invited local restaurants to cook up unusual and exciting dishes for visitors to try.

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Sponsored by Sainsbury’s, the World of Food Festival, featured restaurants from Indian, Chinese and Indonesian, to Caribbean, Italian and African. There was also a chocolatier selling unusual creations such as apple chocolates and Oaklands very own catering team produced fantastic sugar icing cupcakes and showed visitors how to make sugar flowers.

Cooking demonstrations took place all day and entertainment such as African dancers, Asian drummers and Belly Dancing delighted crowds.

Oaklands beauty students ran face painting and offered Indian head massages, as well as the construction team offering games for children and there were stalls selling clothes, jewellery and offering henna.

Zoe Hancock, Principal of Oaklands College, said: “This was the first time we have run the World of Food Festival in Welwyn Garden City and it was a great success. The festival brought the community together and it was a family day out, with something for everyone. I would like to thank our partners, the team and everyone who came, for making the day such a success.”