Famous chefs from Moscow and Saint Petersburg come to Norilsk specifically for this purpose. Their goal is to create the use of local ingredients to make something new and offer it to workers in ordinary factory canteens. During the festival, workers can enjoy feasts of roast muksun with vegetable stew, stewed venison, and burbot fishcakes. The same dishes are also available in the city's restaurants.
Those who want to try their hand at being a chef can sign up to the many cooking masterclasses held as a part of the main event in the city square.
The programme also includes contests, events for children, and food trucks that follow the same principles of 'The North' by serving, for example, venison and mushroom-stuffed crepes.
With festivals around the country having a difficult time in 2020, 'The North' found an elegant solution: all master classes were available online, and ingredients for them were available to order from cafes around the city.
The dates of the next festival have yet to be announced. While it was previously held in April, the next festival will likely take place in the summer.