August 27th was not only the date of the second ever Penge Day, but also Penge’s first ever dedicated food festival. Pengelicious was held in Penge Recreation Ground and offered local food from local caterers & local suppliers, er, locally!
The event was backed by the Mayor of London as part of a community programme. Members of the Pengelicious team succesfully pitched to the Sadiq Khan’s community funding team to secure the final funding for the food fair, but the majority of the funds was raised from within the local community, with over 150 individuals contributing to the set-up costs and many more local businesses (including propertyworld, Designer Drapes, Kirvan Bond, Premier Food & Wine and The Bridge House) providing sponsorship.
The event took place in beautiful sunshine in Penge’s picturesque Recreation Ground and featured a number of stalls offering food from around the world including Algerian, Caribbean, Nepalese, Jamaican, Persian and Chillean (geddit) oh and Porcine (ok BBQ ribs!), as well as local craft ales. Also present were the record breaking Penge Food Assembly, who source great ingredients for residents all year long, and for a bit of fun, the event had cooking competitions for the enthusiastic amateurs.
The turnout exceeded all expectations, so expect Pengelicious 2017 to be even bigger and better!
Here are some highlights of the event:
Busy, busy, busy!
Penge Food Assembly
Tasty offerings from Cafe Chic
A Penge bake-off delight
Winner of the Pimp My Plate competition: Millie!