On September 18, 2021, on the 265th anniversary of Blagoveshchensk, the most real, bright, delicious gastronomic holiday, the 22nd Barbecue Festival, organized by the club of like-minded restaurateurs "bUffet", took place on the GDK square. Among the partners of the event is the Representation of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly in the Republic of Bashkortostan (Russia).
The BBQ Festival turns 15 this year. In honor of this significant event, the winners, the best participants of the festival in different years from Ufa, Sterlitamak, Salavat, Magnitogorsk, Kazan, Kaliningrad and St. Petersburg were invited to the festival. New names were also presented at the festival, including participants from Blagoveshchensk, said Vitaly Baranovsky, the main organizer and inspirer of the festival, director of the "bUffet" club, a member of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly.
Guests and participants of the festival were: Rashid Rakhmanov, chef, Ambassador of Peruvian cuisine to Russia and Ambassador of Pomperu (St. Petersburg), Kenges Usmanov (Kazan), Artem Kiselev (Villa Blanca, Lake Bannoe), Gleb Poletaev and Artur Mustaev ( recreation park "Ilmurzino"), Dmitry Medvedev (Ufa, restaurant "The BOR , Namik Gureev (Blagoveshchensk), Oleg Pervushkin (Ufa, restaurant "Lenina 75"), Vladislav Lyamin (Chili Hooligans, Magnitogorsk), Oleg Matveev (Sterlitamak), Ildar Sharipov (Ufa, restaurant "Noir Kebab").
As part of the festival, a barbecue competition was organized, master classes and presentations, a festive concert of pop stars and fireworks were held.
The festival was not only entertaining, but also charitable: the competitive dishes were sold at an auction, the funds received were sent to help children with disabilities.