Wadi Food Celebrates Egypt’s Annual Olive Harvest Festival


Wadi Food, the leading Egyptian agribusiness company, celebrated Egypt’s annual Olive Harvest Festival under the slogan “From our Trees to your Table”, which refers to Wadi Food’s ownership of the entire process from cultivating the best olive trees all the way to the production and distribution of the finest Egyptian olive oils. The festive celebration was held at Wadi Food’s Farms located at km 54 on the Cairo-Alex Desert Road and attended by senior and executive management of Wadi Group, Wadi Food’s Mother Company, in addition to a number of top figures, media, foodies, clients and other invitees.

During the festival, guests participated in a fun competition to handpick olives, followed by a tour at Wadi Food olive oil facility, to experience firsthand the modern way of olive cold press from the earliest harvest. Guests also enjoyed a wide selection of sumptuous food carefully prepared using Wadi Food’s high quality products and fresh produce. The Olive Harvest Festival also featured cheerful live entertainment by El Nafeekha Band to celebrate Wadi Food’s 21st anniversary and the 25th year since the first tree was planted in the olive grove.

The Olive Harvest Festival is the first of its kind in Egypt, and was launched by Wadi Food last year, to revive this old tradition, which is dated back to ancient eras in the Mediterranean basin countries. The origins of olive oil extraction and cold pressing go back to ancient Egyptians, who pressed olives since 4,000 years.