ESI Media has announced the launch of the London Evening Standard Food Month, a month-long, city-wide festival celebrating the capital’s diverse food scene.

With hundreds of events throughout June, featuring everything from fine dining and street food, to cafés and late-night eateries, the event will simultaneously promote awareness around food waste and food hunger with The Felix Project; official charity partner for the festival.

The food writers, Grace Dent and Tom Parker Bowles, take on their roles as creative directors of the festival. Together, they will curate a full programme that will see hundreds of events take place throughout the capital during the month of June.

Chefs, restaurants, hotels, food trucks, cafés, bars and more will participate and celebrate in the best that the London food scene has to offer.

The centrepiece of London Food Month will be the Night Market, a bustling outdoor dining experience held at an iconic London park over 12 summer nights. Starting June 7, 2017, and inspired by the global street food scene, the Night Market will feature up to 50 restaurants, food trucks, bars and live entertainment, from the iconic to the up-and-coming.

London Food Month will also include exclusive events with internationally-renowned chefs, from the impressive roster of international and British talent, during rare UK appearances. Massimo Bottura, chef-owner of Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, and founder of Food for Soul, is the first chef to be announced to take part in London Food Month, collaborating with The Felix Project.