Civic Canteen

Open Thursday 9 - Sunday 12 August

Civic Canteen is a celebratory and provocative strand exploring food and nourishment as one of the uniting forces in life. Regardless of how old we are, or where we are from, the universal truth is that everyone needs to eat! The Civic Canteen tent will house a series of special workshops and events, all of which have the shared goal of using delicious food as the vehicle to promote cultural exchange. Different workshops are on each day and all events are free to attend, so come along, join the discussion, have your pre-conceptions challenged, and leave knowing how to make delicious food from corners around the globe!

Highlights of the Civic Canteen programme include ‘While Having Soup’ from Montreal’s award winning art activists ATSA, which brings strangers together to have thought provoking discussions over soup.

Join vibrant female led immigrant chefs Soul Food Sisters and learn how to make their favourite dishes from their multi-cultural menu.

Küche’s ‘Tomorrow’s Kitchen’ workshops are an exploration and celebration of traditional Scottish dishes enlivened by the multiculturalism present within Glasgow - posing the question what could our current and traditional kitchen look like in the future.

Scotland’s National Chef Gary Maclean will be exploring seasonal food and how to cook healthy food on a budget. There will even be a "Ready, Steady, Cook” cooking competition format where Gary will help three young people to prepare a meal from an ingredients table.

All tickets for Civic Canteen are free. Free tickets can be reserved in advance for each session on Eventbrite (see individual events below) or you can simply drop into tent where space will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Civic Canteen illustration provided by Deborah May.

Civic Canteen is supported by Fáilte Foods.