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Photos: Day 1 At GTCO Food And Drinks Festival

Photos: Day 1 At GTCO Food And Drinks Festival

It was a beautiful day at the 7th edition of GTCO Food And Drinks Festival which started today at GTCO grounds in Water Corporation Drive in Oniru, Lagos.

The occasion was heralded with a Kids Baking Masterclass which was handled by Chef Uche Annie Ugoka.

Chef Uche made it so interesting and interactive for the attendees to fully participate most especially the children whose class it was, there was no dull moment.

Photos: Day 1 At GTCO Food And Drinks Festival

Chef Uche with children from the audience.

Chef Uche who said she’s a mother of two beautiful girls, with the assistance of little chefs (children from the audience), made Cookies, Muffins and Popsicles to the delight of the children.

There were lots of cookies goodie bags that was given to the children.

There were also questions asked by the children and answers given while the demonstrations was going on.

From the faces of the children, it was evident that they really enjoyed the class and had fun too.

Photos: Day 1 At GTCO Food And Drinks Festival

Chef Uche with her Co-chefs.

Tomorrow is day 2 of the 3days event, promising to be as interesting as today’s with 5 chefs taking centre stage in their own master classes.

There were lots of different types of food, snacks, drinks etc at the venue to satisfy everyone’s taste and cravings.

Photos: Day 1 At GTCO Food And Drinks Festival

Chef Uche and her mum who came to give her support.

Commenting on the 2024 GTCO Food and Drink Festival, the Group Chief Executive Officer of Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc, Segun Agbaje, said:

“We are delighted to bring to our customers, exhibitors, and food lovers from across Africa and beyond, another edition of an event that is a celebration of not just food, but of the rich tapestry of cultures and traditions that make African cuisine so unique. Our vision for curating this consumer-focused event is unchanging, particularly in light of the pressures that individuals and businesses are facing at this time. We hope to consistently create memorable moments for everyone, whilst providing a free, vibrant, and commercially viable platform for small food businesses in Nigeria to grow and thrive.”

Photos: Day 1 At GTCO Food And Drinks Festival

Chef Uche answering questions from the media after her class.

GTCO is a leading financial services group with banking operations in Nigeria, West Africa, East Africa, and the United Kingdom alongside new businesses in Payment, Funds Management, and Pension Fund Administration. The Group operates a diversified, Proudly African franchise and is renowned for its innovative approach to customer service and stakeholder engagement, which has endeared the brand to millions of people across Africa and beyond. Its leadership in the banking industry and efforts at empowering people and communities has earned it many prestigious awards over the years. In 2023, GTCO’s Guaranty Trust Bank was recognized as Nigeria’s Best Bank and Best Bank in CSR at the Euromoney Awards for Excellence, Best Banking Group in Nigeria by World Finance, and Best Bank in Nigeria by Global Finance. Guaranty Trust Bank also featured in the Top 1000 Banks in the World and Top 100 Banks in Africa rankings by The Banker.

Mark your calendars and prepare your taste buds as we continue together in celebration of authentic flavours at the 2024 Food and Drink Festival.

Attendance is FREE.

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