How It Works - For Attendee's

How will a virtual food and drink festival work?

The 2020 virtual festival will take place from the 18th – 20th September online via the Taste of Grampian website.

There will be an itinerary shared ahead of the event so you can see all sessions taking place over the event weekend and you can decide which you want to tune in for.

There will be a short description of each session shared ahead of the event, along with a recipe of all ingredients and/or link to purchase all products from the exhibitor ahead of the session so you have everything you need to follow along.

There will be 6 virtual ‘tents’ from Taste of Grampian, Taste of Highland to Taste of Tayside and Fife and more will be announced in the coming weeks. Each tent will be streaming a variety of videos over the event weekend from tasting sessions (gin, beer etc.), cooking demonstrations and ‘how-to’s’ to chef cook-a-longs.

There will also be some local faces hosting the weekend so you know exactly what is happening in each of the virtual ‘tents’ and when. There will also be entertainment from DJ’s to acoustic sets streamed via the 6 ‘tents’ throughout the weekend.

How can I access/view the event?

The event can be viewed via the Taste of Grampian website ( We are currently working very hard in the background to develop our website so that the event can be streamed here.

The event is free to view.

What sort of things will be shown over the weekend?

We will have a wide variety of sessions taking place over the weekend, for example:

- Cook-a-long’s with well-known chefs from Aberdeen and beyond

- A variety of ‘how-to’ videos from cooking the perfect steak to making the perfect cupcakes

- Behind the scene tours of your favourite businesses

- Tastings of whisky, gin and beer

- Entertainment from local talents

- A variety of competitions, fun quizzes and discounts from your favourite businesses

How can I taste the exhibitor’s products?

All exhibitors will have a link to their online shop on the Taste of Grampian website ahead of the event so that you can purchase their products and have them delivered in time for the event weekend, so you can join in with their session. For example, you will be able to purchase the whisky tasting box ahead of the whisky tasting.

For chef cook-a-longs a recipe list of ingredients will be made available ahead of the event so you can purchase your ingredients in time for the event weekend.

If you have any other questions, please contact Laura Adam


T. 07976 702707