Preparations are well under way for the Great British Food Festival taking place at the fantastic working estate of Shugbrorough over the 9-10th July.
Lots of food producers and street food vendors will be busy pickling, preserving, baking and packing, jams, cakes, cheese, pates and lots of other tasty treats! Along with wonderful food and drink producers there will be fantastic free chef demos, foodie talks, man vs food competitions, kids entertainment and live music throughout the day.
The Chef Demo stage hosts a headline name for each day, Miranda Gore Browne (GBBO) demoing on the Saturday and Luis Troyano (GBBO) taking the lead on Sunday. They will each take centre stage at 12noon and 3pm on their respective days. Alongside the celeb chefs, some of the best regional talent will be showcasing their skills; so from baking tips to fine dining know-how the demo theatre is the place to be for any budding chef.
On top of cooking up treats on the demo stage, Miranda & Luis will be helping to judge the popular Great British Cake Off, where amateur bakers compete head to head in two baking categories (see www.greatbritishfoodfestival.com for details and to enter), and best of all the public get to try every entry! A popular addition to the programme of events has been the in-house Forager, Adele Nozedar, who leads small groups around the estate searching for wild foods.
The walks take place daily and can be booked in advance or on the day. You can also see Adele in action on the artisan stage, cooking up some fabulous and unusual treats from the wild products she has foraged throughout the day. A real eye opener!
There is entertainment for all the family throughout the weekend, including kid’s cookery lessons, FREE circus skills, FREE craft workshop, storytime and children’s rides. Live music from some great local bands can be heard throughout so you can do some shopping, grab some food and then have a well earned relax with a drink (or two)! Bring a blanket and sit out for the day enjoying great food and drink, live music and beautiful surroundings. The perfect recipe for a fun, foodie day out for the whole family.
July 9th – 10th 10am-5pm. Shugborough Estate, Stafford, ST17 0XB