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BOSS-funded project Culinary Gulf of Finland continued with example cases in Helsinki

News   •   Dec 16, 2015 10:00 GMT

The BOSS From Borders to Shared Space program fund, among other projects run by Haaga-Helia, 

Martinmarkkinat

At the project workshop a dozen of food, tourism and food tourism stakeholders convened at the Hotel and Restaurant Museum under the title „Finnish Examples of Food Events“ in order to learn from the Finnish experiences shared with the Estonian stakeholders.is supporting the development of Estonian food tourism in the project Culinary Gulf of Finland, which had its third workshop held on November 20th in Helsinki as the pre-event activity of the Martinmarkkinat fair held on 21-22.11. Martinmarkkinat – the Martinmas Fair - is the largest event presenting Estonia in Finland and is has been held for two decades already with hundreds of exhibitors and vendors presenting their goods, wares, fares and services to more than 15000 visitors.

After the opening by Kristian Sievers (Haaga-Helia) and Ain Hinsberg (Haaga-Helia Hospitality Competence Centre in Estonia) Michael Jasonos presented food events in Helsinki including Streat Helsinki, Restaurant Day, food delivery at Slush and Flow.

Then Maria Mänttäri presented the Suomenlinna Kekri event dedicated to re-enacting the old agricultural society-fashioned harvest festival celebrated in the autumn with a spooky twist at Suomenlinna in the end of October this year for the first time.

Kristian Sievers carried on with presenting the examples of food at museums, which was followed by Merja Nummi of the hosting Hotel and Restaurant Museum providing an outline of the museum involvement in the food events.

The next and last event of the project is held at the Tallinn Zoo on 1.12 as the closing seminar in order to present the outcome of the project to a wider audience and also provide a bit larger focus geographically by taking a look at Latvia and Sweden also.

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