My Experience At The GT Bank Food And Drinks Festival In Lagos, 2019

Hello lovelies,

Today I will be sharing my experience at the ongoing GT Bank food and drinks festival with you all, get ready for all the juice teas.

Note: The Caterbakes team and your very lovely chef are available to cater for your events and ceremonies across Nigeria

The ongoing Gtb-sponsored food and drink program started a few years ago, 2016 to be precise and it has featured the best of the best vendors across the country.

Not only that, it has brought in some world-renowned chefs across the globe.

It started with Internationally Acclaimed Chefs like;

* Chef Siba (Siba’s Table)

* Chef Ed Kimba

* Chef Sunny Anderson (Food Network Star)

* Chef Raphael Duntoye etc

* Chef Jeff Mauro (The Kitchen) Etc

Also present are our Chefs making waves around Africa and the World;

* Chef Stone of Red Dish Chronicles

* Chef Tolu Eros

* Chef Fregz

* Chef Benedict

* Chef Ette ( The Rotisserie Chef)

In summarily, the who of who of food and Creme de Lacreme of food are all present.


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This is where I’m going. One impossible thing that the Gt food and drink festival has been able to achieve is to bring together over 300 seasoned vendors across Nigeria.

These vendors are highly sought after and having them all assembled in one place to a foodie is heaven.

Some of the vendors over the years and presently are:

* Ofada boy

* Bukka

* BBQ Cravings

* Ette’s BBQ

* Lavada cocktails and more

* Grandma’s Hut

* Dundu Nation

* Zizi’s Chocolate

* Wing it and many more…..

My Lovely Experience

Going to the festival was a time of unwinding from my stress. Food is my hubby and work and eating food made by other vendors is a real source of joy for me.

Although, I missed not going with family and friends, However, I made up for it by eating the best of the best foods the festival has to offer.

I started with desserts. I wanted to whet my appetite with a sweet confection and Zizi’s chocolate cake was a winner.

The good thing about the festival is many of the vendors offer free tasting of their products and Zizi’s chocolate won me over.

The cake was rich in chocolate and divine. You still have the opportunity to get it as it is still currently on. I made a video for your viewing pleasure.

Then after my chocolate, I decided to attend a master class by Chef Shota from Nagasaki on The Art Of Making Sushi.

Chef Shota used Starchy or cake-making rice. Boiled it with vinegar, sugar, and salt.

The filling was sliced cucumber and carrot while the wrap was seaweed.

It could be enjoyed with different sauces or soy sauce.

It was an awesome time of lecture. The lecture lasted about 1 hour after which I decided to go for BBQ and Sliders from Wing It.

I ordered two packs of Spicy Wings and Beef Sliders from Wing It; One for me, and one for my gangs at home.

This decision I didn’t regret because it was the tastiest wings I have ever tasted. I loved it.

I had to restrain myself from eating the second pack.

Before I left, I took a cup of cocktail which I said should include 2 shots of gin. I literally didn’t feel anything until after 3 minutes and I was floating… Lol


I enjoyed my time at the GT Bank food and drinks festival, got to network with some big names in the culinary industry too.

The good news is the fact that the festival is still on and we have a public holiday on Wednesday which is May 1 (Workers Day) and I will be back to try out more delicious dishes.

Plan to be there too… What a wawu!!!!!

Chef Wale cares.


I'm a passionate professional chef. I run a food company called Baker's Cafe. I seek food knowledge and love to dispense it for your benefit alone.