Carol and Gordon Pringle grew up in Ilkeston and have always shared a love of food. From picnics to fine dining, the ethos of good food starts with great ingredients.

Carol completed her HND in Hotel Catering and Institutional management in Cheltenham and has worked in the industry most of her life. Gordon has run his own cafe “The Rutland Cafe” for the past 12 years. Having been inspired by the Derby Summer Market and the Belper Food Festival, the Ilkeston Food Fair seemed a natural progression.

We wanted to showcase the brilliant artisan producers in Ilkeston and the surrounding areas and create a positive image for our town.

“We’ve been amazed by the response and look forward to seeing you at the fair!”