It’s all about Teamwork!

Sunday 17th June sees the return of the ever popular Norwich Food & Drink festival.

This flagship event is the coming together of months of hard work and dedication from a small team of volunteers including our amazing headline sponsors of Norfolk Food & Drink - Adnams and Cozens-Hardy solicitors. Without the support of these amazing companies this fabulous, free foodie fiesta would not be possible. So what exactly do they do...

For regular visitors of the festival in recent years, you can't fail to have noticed the huge and impressive bar which dominates the amphitheatre at the steps of The Forum. The Pop Up Festival Bar offers a relaxing and welcome haven for thirsty festival goers. In true Adnams style it is beautifully presented, surrounded by topiary courtesy of Posh Plants and white picket fencing, and is professionally managed by our expert security team. The bar itself offers a selection of Adnams finest - including the much-loved Ghost Ship and Adnams Fizz - and throughout the day the Adnams team work hard to serve pint after pint, drink after drink to happy festival goers.

Meanwhile, the team from Cozens-Hardy solicitors are beavering away across the entire festival site to ensure that all elements of the event run smoothly. This year that means that Partner of the firm, Anna Farquharson will leave the relative comfort of her desk and take the helm running the Cookery Demonstration Kitchen. Joined by a team of dedicated Cozens-Hardy staff, it will be up to Anna to ensure our talented chefs have all they need and take to the stage on time, keeping to our packed cookery demo schedule.

Elsewhere, the Cozens-Hardy team will be working with our nominated charity on Splat the Dad. No denying this is a fun assignment, helping families give Dad a good soaking of Father's Day, but it is also hard work - as they transport bucket after bucket of water across the site, which last year had to be delivered on record breaking temperatures. It is true to say that Cozens-Hardy, who have been headline sponsors of the event for four consecutive years, and who work with us through the year on the Planning Committee, have helped shape the festival to what it is today.

Overall it shows that the Norwich Food & Drink Festival and Norfolk Food & Drink as a whole is a wonderful demonstration of teamwork. Where else might you see a brewery and a law firm working in seamless partnership? Here at Norfolk Food & Drink we know how lucky we are to have two such amazing headline sponsors.