The Spring May Bank Holiday, 26th-28th May, sees the first Great British Food Festival back at Weston Park, West Midlands. Along with wonderful food and drink producers, there will be headline chef demos, foodie talks, terrific live music to enjoy on the lawns and a ‘Cake Off’!
The Cake Off is a popular part of the festival, where amateur bakers going head to head to win a prize from Kenwood. Jane Beedle (Ex Great British Bake Off), who will help judge on one of the days, said ‘I love demoing at the shows and the highlight of the weekend is judging the public cake off. The effort people put into their cakes is simply staggering and I learn from these showstoppers every time. So get baking and bring a cake to enter. I can’t wait to try them and you might even win a prize!’
The Chef Demo stage once again welcomes great names from the Great British Bake Off, Francis Quinn and Jane Beedle all headlining. Alongside the celeb chefs, some of the best regional talent will be showcasing their skills; from baking tips to fine dining know-how, the Demo Theatre is the place to be for any budding chef!
Dan Maycock, Festival Director, said, “We’re thrilled to announce the great chefs at this year’s event. The ‘Cake Off’ competition is great fun, it’s fantastic to see the public entries and what they can do, and all bakes get free entry to the event with their cake!”
The event has lots of artisan producers who will also be showcasing the best in seasonal, and speciality food and drink. Pulled pork, prime steak and local sausages are just a few of the flavours you can enjoy. For those with less traditional tastes, why not sample an ostrich burger or enjoy tasty Thai and Caribbean flavours? It’s a great foodie family day out, discounted tickets are now available on their website www.greatbritishfoodfestival.com
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