LGM Food Festival 2017

International Food Festival & Cooking Competition – Sunday 21 May 2017 2pm-5.30pm at Leeds Grand Mosque.

We are again inviting all the communities that attend the mosque to unite in a celebration of food and culture at our 3rd annual food festival. You can sample food from all over the world,  socialise with friends and there are inflatables and face painting for kids. Suggested donation  £1 per plate of food.

Would you like to cook for the festival?

We need your help to make this festival happen by preparing your favourite dish and bringing it along for other people to sample and enjoy. Though you can of course attend the event with cooking a dish.

We are encouraging you to get together with people from your culture, friends or family and to make some of your favourite dishes. Last year we had food from over 20 different nationalities ranging from Nigeria to Libya to Malaysia.

By giving your time and resources to cook food for the food festival you are supporting us to build stronger a community. We will encourage those that attend the event to donate £1 per plate of food. Any funds raised will be sent to Martins House Children’s Hospice.

As part of the celebratory nature of the event, we invite you to dress yourselves or your food to represent your culture; flags and traditional tableware are encouraged.

Contact Anisa if you want more information 07928639008

Cooking Competition with Prizes

Do you consider yourself a good cook? Would you like to put your skills to the test by entering your dish into a cooking competition?

You can enter a dish in the following categories

  • Best rice/pasta/potato/bean/lentil dish
  • Best chicken dish
  • Best meat dish
  • Best veg dish
  • Best sweet food
  • Best junior cook (any dish cooked by child under 16 years)
  • Best national team
  • Best male chef

The categories are very open to allow for cultural interpretations of that type of food, as long as your dish broadly matches the category you can enter it.

How to enter the competition?

On the day you need to specifically enter your dish into the cooking competition. You do this by taking a portion of your dish to a separate judging table, you then label the dish with your name, the dishes’ name, which country the dish represents, and which category you are entering. The winners will be announced at the end of the event and awarded a prize.

A few cooks tips

Please use these tips to help you decide what to make.

  • Please bring only fully cooked food to the event.
  • Can we suggest you cook enough to feed 20 people, more if you like.
  • You are not able to reheat or cook anything at the mosque.
  • We want to keep the mosque carpets as clean as possible, to minimise spillage please avoid soup and food with lots of sauce.
  • We want everyone who attends the event to have something to eat, and for food not to be wasted.
  • Make food that is easy to serve into small portions, so lots of people can sample your dish.