Lamu County Government added the food festival into the event calendar as from April 2015 and it was the gateway to the cultural cuisines of Lamu.

The festival combines both cultural and culinary activities with a food investor’s forum and many opportunities for entertainments.

Groups of women from around the Lamu County compete to give the best in their unique cuisines and a display on how is prepared with a renowned Chef as chief judge. This is to take the cultural taste of diversity to modern art of culinary and create opportunities in the food industry for Lamu.

The dignitaries, visitors and tourists sample foods and later served at the opening ceremony to guests with entertainments from the local performances.