Ashby Town Council looks for new company to take on Gusto event in May as brothers 'cease operations'

By Ashby Nub News Reporter

9th Feb 2024 | Local News

Last year's Food Gusto event at the Bath Grounds in Ashby drew large crowds. Photos: Ashby Nub News
Last year's Food Gusto event at the Bath Grounds in Ashby drew large crowds. Photos: Ashby Nub News

Ashby de la Zouch Town Council has begun its search for a company to organise what was the Food Gusto event this year.

That follows Food Gusto's announcement this week that it has gone out of business.

The two day event has been held on the Bath Grounds during the Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May.

But the announcement has meant the Town Council searching for a company to take over at less than four months' notice.

Food Gusto announced its decision on social media and said: "It is with a heavy heart that Food Gusto, under the management of Kendal and Buckley Harris of the Slow Roast company, announces the ceasing of operations effective immediately.

"The last Food Gusto event was the Tamworth Food Gusto Festival 2023.

"We would like to thank everyone for their support over the last year."

Buckley Kendal at last year's Food Gusto event

Kendal and Buckley only started organising the Ashby event last year - and it proved successful with large numbers coming along.

Food Gusto also offered to stage the Ashby Christmas Market last December, but the Ashby BID was chosen instead.

Buckley said at last year's Food Gusto event: "It's a step up for us, we've always been in catering, doing different events.

"But it's nice to be on the other side of the fence for a change, although there is a lot of work goes into it and I can understand the pressures involved."

     

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