Food Connections is Bristol’s unique citywide food festival – bringing people and good food together.
Its aims are to bring people together around food, celebrate some of the great existing projects in the city, strengthen our diverse food community by learning from each other, stimulate dynamic initiatives, create new links, and affirm Bristol as the good food capital of the UK.
It’s a week when food takes over the city, and a light is shone on all the great people, businesses and organisations that make Bristol’s food culture so uniquely independent and creative – celebrating every aspect of the journey of food – from field to fork.
Bristol Food Connections first took place in 2014 and from 2014-16 the BBC Food and Farming Awards were the launch event of the festival, attracting UK-wide coverage on TV, radio and online and some of the biggest names in the UK food world to the city.
In 2017, the festival took a year off from the full festival but its ‘We Are Food’ event brought together over 300 people from the Bristol food community to explore the role of Food Connections in nurturing our city’s food culture. The festival returned in 2018 with renewed energy and a focus on creating a balanced programme spread across Bristol – a citywide festival that celebrates our diverse communities and food businesses, and creates a culture and a legacy of good food that will last well after the festival is over.