A bucket of crabs at Guernsey International Food Festival

The Guernsey International Food Festival will return to the island this autumn, running from 23rd September until 2nd October. 

Returning for its second year, the ten day festival will showcase the best of island food, celebrating the quality and variety of local produce.

Groups can enjoy special promotions in restaurants and cocktail bars, as well as live cooking demonstrations, cook offs, chef masterclasses, gastronomic tours and gala dinners.

Guernsey's island producers and chefs will combine forces to showcase produce and cuisine from Guernsey, Alderney, Herm and Sark.

This has developed from its geographical position allowing it to fuse English and French gastronomy whilst harnessing fresh produce from the land and sea.

Highlight events

The Big Guernsey Market will be the festival focal point in the capital of St Peter Port, featuring stalls from local producers and chefs. Accompanying it will be the Guernsey Beer & Cider Festival offering local beers and ciders.

Food Lab will return one evening, during which the island's leading chefs will be randomly matched with local producers in a challenge to create innovative dishes.

In a separate evening challenge, Guernsey's vintners and sommeliers will have three minutes to present their favourite wine to a voting audience in Make Your Case.

The full line-up of events and activities will be revealed over the coming months.

You can watch the video below about the 2015 festival to find out more about what to expect:

Getting There:

Direct flights to Guernsey operate year round from London City, Gatwick and Stansted, as well as many regional UK airports with Aurigny, Blue Islands and Flybe.

GTOs who’d prefer to travel by ferry can book with Condor, which operates ferry services from Poole and Portsmouth, and takes around three and seven hours respectively.

For further group travel information visit www.visitguernsey.com.

(Photo credit: Visit Guernsey).