NI Year of Food and Drink 2016

With monthly themes and key events already in the diary, the year is shaping up to be an extraordinary one. Have a look at our brilliant themes month-by-month to help you plan your activity...
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Year of Food and Drink - Your Questions Answered

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Northern Ireland's Year of Food and Drink 2016 is a celebration of everything delicious about this place. The epic landscapes, traditions and people that make our food heritage so unique. With 366 days of foodie experiences, there will be no better time for visitors to enjoy a true taste of Northern Ireland.

Where do you fit in?

Is your event aimed at Consumers? These events will be displayed on our consumer website Let us know what you are planning and fill out the Events form and contributor agreement and return to us at

Is your event aimed at industry? These events will be displayed on the Industry Events calendar below. Contact with event date, venue, organiser and short description.

What’s Going On. What Year of Food and Drink means and who is tucking in.

Submit your brilliant event.

A calendar of fantastic food themes for 2016. Where do you fit in?


Breakfast Month


Love Local


Heritage & Traditions


Brewing & Distilling


Landscape & Places


Love Dairy


Seas, Rivers & Loughs


Love NI Meat


Bread & Baking




Legacy & Learn To …


Christmas & Premium Foods

For consumer and visitor events taking place as part of Year of Food and Drink please click here

Click here to view and download our Year of Food and Drink brand assets and access the Year of Food and Drink Brand Guidelines.

Get involved.

Help showcase our fabulous food and drink to the world.

Make the most of a mouthwatering year.

Click to download our helpful toolkits and brand assets.

A toolkit.

With useful info and inspiring ideas this toolkit is designed to help you make the very most of the year.

A toolkit for event organisers.

Hosting an event? This toolkit can bring you the best of Northern Ireland's food and drink to your customers.

Our food. So good.

Helpful hints and tips from FoodNI on how to plan your quality food event!

Knowing your customer and growing your business.

Information and ideas to help you make good decisions about where and how you promote your business.

Brand Guildelines.

These guidelines will show you how to access and best use the branding elements designed for the year. These have been created with you in mind, so get involved and make the most of the look and feel.

Ambient Dressing & Activation Assets

We’ve put together a larder full of ambient dressings and branded items, from bunting to banners, pin badges to pens – and everything in between!

My NI. Year of Food & Drink 2016 Brochure.

We are bringing you some of the best of our food and drink stories highlighting the produce, the venue, the ambience, the heritage, the landscapes and of course, the people that make our food and drink community so wonderful.

My NI Year of Food & Drink Starter Course

January - April 2016

Food NI Guides 2016
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