About Us

Food Festivals Ltd are pioneers of the food and drink event industry, and have been since 2002.
From taste trails to festivals, no two of our events are ever the same.

We cater for both public and private sector clients, employing over 19 years’ experience to create bespoke food and drink events of all sizes.

Whether you are looking to grow an existing event, or are interested in producing something new, we can work with you to deliver fantastic results.

In the food industry? Our exhibition opportunities raise the overall profile of your business, engender product sales and establish loyal customers.

Run an event

Let us demonstrate why we are the greatest food and drink event provider in the U.K. by trusting us with the organisation of your event. We also work on a consultancy basis to provide ideas, guidance and advice personalised to you and your company's needs.


Seasoned exhibitors consider us the crème de la crème of event management: exceptionally curated, organised and marketed, our events facilitate record sales and heightened brand visibility year-on-year. Find out how your company can get involved in an event worth its salt.

Our Story

With over 12 years’ experience in Town Centre management, and over 19 years in events, Cathy’s passion and aptitude for event management and the uniting of businesses and retailers is well-renowned.

Established in 2013, Food Festivals Ltd became swiftly renowned within the Food and Drink Event industry for its trailblazing approach to event management.

The owner and founder of the company, Cathy Burger has had numerous successes during her 19 years' experience in industry. Meticulously organised and dedicated, each event that she produces delivers outstanding results for all involved, be they exhibitors, demonstrators or clientele.

What’s more, Cathy is incredibly approachable, whilst applying a very ‘hands-on’ approach to everything she does.

Cathy’s brainchild, Food Festivals Ltd, provides professional and quality service in various fields; most prominent are:

♦ The production and running of events (notably in the Food, Drink and Entertainment Industries)
♦ Consultancy in event planning and organisation
♦ Exhibitor and Supplier provision for client events

Cathy has been involved in various high-profile events, including:

♦ Mumford and Sons Concert at Greenhead Park
♦ Malton Food Lovers Festival
♦ Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival
♦ Cannon Hall Farm Food Festival
♦ Fleet Food Festival
♦ Flavours Food Festival
♦ Big Screen Weekends in Huddersfield and Ossett
♦ Honley Feast (2016)
♦ Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival
♦ Huddersfield Christmas Light Switch-On
♦ the creation of Discover Huddersfield

Cathy is currently working with various partners to deliver high-quality events, including:

♦ Malton Food Lovers Festival
♦ Tour of Cambridgeshire
♦ Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival

Cathy directly manages all events, supported by a professional team tailored to your individual needs., from restaurant taste trails to large open-air festivals. from a 10 stall market to the largest of its kind in the North and have worked with concert promoters to bring food and drink markets to music festivals, including a Mumford and Sons concert.

Audiences love the events, exhibitors say they’re the best they take part in and the media give great coverage. Their town centre events are also hugely popular with local authorities who are impressed by the increase in footfall and profile that they bring.

At a glance

Cannon Hall Farm Food Festival


Attracted over 60,000 people in 2019


Gave over 120 exhibitors an unrivalled sales platform


Over 25 cookery demonstrations held


  • Southend Carnival Events is the operational arm of Southend Carnival Association which has been raising funds for the community for over 100 years. 2017 is the Southend Alternative City of Culture and the 125th Anniversary of the Borough of Southend. We offered to support this by organising a food and drink festival and in June 16 sought a partner organisation to support us. From the very initial contact to the current time I have found Food Festivals Ltd to be open to new ways of working; not least to operate out of their usual patch and found they had innovative ideas and solid experience of the operational issues in events of this scale. We have quickly formed a close working partnership and have been able to resolve issues quickly and get the project off the ground in a short space of time . We hope this will be the start of a long and fruitful relationship.

    Garry Lowen, Chair of Southend Carnival

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  • I have been working with Cathy and Food Festivals Ltd for over a year. Having just joined the RHS, it was a huge support to be able to discuss two big events with her, leaning on her expertise and know how. She enabled us to reach some great new suppliers and made for smooth planning of the events, we are looking forward to our continued working relationship as we plan large scale future events at RHS Gardens, Harlow Carr.

    Amy Croxton, Events Manager, RHS Harlow Carr

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  • We are a small Artisan Preserve Company based in West Yorkshire, we have been working with Food Festivals and Cathy for about a four years now and we couldn't be happier. The organisation and the events them selves are always excellent. The event staff are friendly and more than happy to help. Cannon Hall Food Festival and Elsecar Flavours Festival were especially nice to attend. The team are fantastic at answering our questions quickly and have helped us to further our brand and grow our client base. We cant wait to work with them again.

    Francesca, Peckish Kitchen co.

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  • We have been in close contact with Food Festivals LTD for almost four years now, hosting a Food and Drink Festival which attracted over 50,000 visitors in its first year alone. We are an award-winning visitor attraction in our own right, but with the help of Cathy and her team Cannon Hall Farm has become a UK-wide household name. We are thrilled to work alongside Food Festivals Ltd. Cathy’s experience, determination and drive was apparent in our first meeting, and to this day these qualities have not waned. The company delivers all that we could have ever asked for from an events organisation: innovative ideas; the obtainment of quality exhibitors (from caterers to craft, artisan and product); extensive marketing, from leafleting to Facebook advertisements, and formidable organisation and management of each event. What’s more, Cathy has a wonderful Festival team, who help in the set-up, running and pack-down of the event. Not only is the task fulfilled to an impeccably high standard, but the team are a pleasure to work with. They always have smiles on their faces, and no job is ever too much bother. Food Festivals LTD is lucky to have Cathy as Company Director. She is down-to-earth, exceptionally communicative and passionate about delivering stand-out events. The public are always impressed by the products of her labour, and so are we. We could not think of a more meticulous and experienced events organisation, and it is a joy to work with Cathy and her team each year. Long may it continue. Nicky Hyde, Marketing Manager, Cannon Hall Farm

    Nicky Hyde, Marketing Manager, Cannon Hall Farm

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