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Foodiefest at Guildhall

Spend a day sampling delicious food and drink, whilst enjoying talks, workshops and book signings from some of London’s top Chefs and food and drink producers. 

General admission is just £5 or you can join Loyd Grossman for a traditional Syrian dinner as he hosts an exclusive dinner party with the Aleppo Supper Club. Tickets for the Foodiefest include entry into the Guildhall Christmas Market.

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What’s on offer:

  • Loyd Grossman: In Conversation with the Aleppo Supper Club
  • Bubbledogs founder Sandia Chang on ‘Breaking the London Food Scene’
  • Chocolate meditation with The Chocolatier Aneesh Popat
  • Feel nourished with Nosh Detox
  • Enjoy a tipple with cocktails, gin, whisky, craft beer and wine tastings
  • It’s worth every Penne – come along and learn to make your own pasta!
  • Get spicy with workshops from Cyrus Todiwala and Anjula Dev
  • Nourish yourself with tastings from NOSH Detox and Chris James Mind Body Soul
  • Enjoy food based beauty from Optiat
  • Still stuck for gift ideas? – Why not adopt an Olive Tree from Nudo Adopt!

After enjoying your food and drink you can venture into the Guildhall Christmas Market and continue your shopping experience.

Take a look at the range of speakers to whet your appetite: 

10.30 – Nosh Detox – Learn how to successfully detox and feel and look great.

11.15 – The Chocolatier – Relax to the meditative sounds of ancient Buddhist monk bowls whilst bringing heightened awareness to your senses through relaxation with sweet bliss.

12.00 – Cyrus Todiwala – Learn about the history of Asian food while tasting some delicious samples. Followed by a book signing with Cyrus.

13.30 – Sandia Chang  - The founder of bubbledogs will be speaking about her experience of breaking into the London food scene.

14.15 – Nudo Adopt. Come and learn all about olive oil and taste some different oils.

15.00 – Anjula Devi – A chance to watch a demonstration of cooking delicious and authentic Indian dishes.

15.45 – City of London Distillery – Come and enjoy a gin tasting while picking up some tips and facts about distillation.

16.30 – Chris James Mind Body – Learn how to transform your body, mind and spirit through a 12-day plan of fasting, meditation and yoga.

17.15 – The Scotch Malt Whisky Society – Enjoy tasting some delicious high-quality whisky.

18.30 – Loyd Grossman: In Conversation with the Aleppo Supper Club. Hear Ahmad’s inspiring story of teaching people about the wonderful food from his home country.  Tickets are £20 and include a traditional Syrian dinner experience (please book tickets in advance).

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Enjoy free samples and tastings with: 

Heads, Hearts & Tails – cocktail bar

Love a cocktail but don’t know where to start with making them at home? Seb and his team at Heads, Hearts & Tails will be sharing their favourite cocktail recipes and holding a brief masterclass on how to carefully balance drinks and make them at home. Come along and learn the skills to transform your Saturday night tipple! 

The Chocolatier

You may think you love chocolate but once you’ve visited The Chocolatier you will learn what true love is! Aneesh Popat has combined his passion for chocolate with his background in maths and science to create the most unique flavour combinations. His aim is to make you fall in love with chocolate as he has. 

Jam & Tipple

Jam & Tipple go a step further with their jams! Each jam has the perfect balance of fruit and alcohol, bringing innovation, quality and sensational taste. Whether you want a jam for your toast, to add to a dessert, or to compliment a meat and cheese platter, you’ll find the perfect flavour. 

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

Whether you are a whisky aficionado or would like to learn more about the different types of whisky you should head over to the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. They are a club unlike any other with a mission to provide our members with an adventurous and fun journey of discovery of the world's widest collection of single cask whiskies. 

Al Dente London

Many of us are stuck in a pasta rut, only ever cooking a spag bol. Come to Al Dente and learn about the true Italian heritage of pasta. You’ll have fun, taste some great samples, and learn to cook as the Italians do – truly delizioso! 

Nudo Adopt

Olive oil is so much more than something to splash onto your salad leaves. Nudo’s oils are made by small-scale artisan producers from across Italy – you’ll be amazed by the range of flavours and aromas contained in the oils. You can also buy the ultimate Christmas present – adopt an olive tree and receive olive oil straight to the door. 

Chris James Mind Body

In winter we can all feel sluggish and need something to perk us up. Chris James offers a 12-day programme that will show you how to fast, yoga exercises and breathing, and meditation. All sure to make you feel better in body, mind and spirit and ready to face the cold and dark days! 

The Aleppo Supper Club

If you love trying new food then you won’t want to miss the Aleppo Supper Club’s stall. Ahmad uses recipes from his home country of Syria to tempt you with new flavours and aromas. You’ll learn about the culture behind the recipes and discover that Syria has a rich history of wonderful food. 

Nosh Detox

Most of us are aware that if we ate better we could feel better and look better. Nosh Detox may have the answer you need – personal, bespoke nutritional programmes that are then delivered to your door. What could be easier?! 


Coffee. Most of us drink it but Optiat will show you how to use it to exfoliate, moisturise, regenerate and slow down the signs of aging on your skin. You’ll never look at your morning latte in the same way again! 

Forest Road Brewery

Forest Road Brewery take their beer seriously. They give the brewing process the care and attention it needs to create quality craft beer. Come and hear the secrets of London’s fastest growing pale ale and catch their enthusiasm for a good pint. 

Catchpole Cellars

If you love a glass of wine at the end of a long day or as part of a celebration then you will share Catchpole Cellars passion. They have special wines that can be matched to each person and each occasion. You’ll taste unique wines made with passion. 

Café Spice Namaste

‘Namaste’ means ‘a warm hello’ in Hindi – and that’s what you’ll receive at Café Spice Namaste’s stall. You’ll learn about the sustainable approach taken to blend traditional Indian and classical French culinary techniques and flavours. Your mouth is guaranteed to water! 

If you want to start your Christmas shopping in advance then we have fantastic items available on our silent auction site

General Admission Tickets

More Information

Date:28 November 2017

Loyd Grossman: In Conversation with the Aleppo Supper Club ticket: £20
6.30pm - 8:00pm: Special Foodiefest Supper Club event including a traditional Syrian dinner experience.

Foodiefest General Admission: £5
10:30pm - 8:00pm: Ticket includes complimentary glass of wine and entry to the Christmas Market. Entry is free after 5pm. Group tickets: 10% Discount on group booking of 10 or more. For group bookings please call 0207 877 7602

Festive Lunch 12.00 – 2.30 £15
Champagne afternoon tea 3.30 – 5.30 £15

Please print the ticket confirmation email and present it on the day to gain entry.


Address:Guildhall, Gresham Street, London EC2V 7HH

Contact:Louisa McLellan

Telephone:020 7877 7602

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