So our mainstage chefs are published for 2017! A couple of changes due to babies and filming schedules but we are sorted now.
Northampton Food Festival
Saturday: Chris Bavin, Valentine Warner and the Craft Beer Boys
Sunday: Matt Tebbutt, Shelina Permalloo and the Craft Beer Boys
Barleylands Food Festival
Saturday: Phil Vickery, Stacie Stewart and the Craft Beer Boys
Sunday: Levi Roots, Edd Kimber and the Craft Beer Boys
Hyde End Food Festival
Saturday: Phil Vickery, Dean Edwards and the Craft Beer Boys
Sunday: Levi Roots, Ping Coombes and the Craft Beer Boys
Sandringham Food Festival
Saturday: Tom Kerridge, Galton Blackiston and the Craft Beer Boys
Sunday: Jean Christophe Novelli, Sabrina Gayhour and the Craft Beer Boys
Nottingham Food Festival
Saturday: Theo Randall, Edd Kimber and the Craft Beer Boys
Sunday: Matt Tebbutt, Chantelle Nicholson and the Craft Beer Boys
We are now working on the details for the Food Roadshow tents and the live music. Lots more exciting details to follow!
Chanter’s Jigge invite you to share their delight in good tunes, lively entertainment and jolly company. They cross the centuries with colourful performances of music from around Europe and occasionally more exotic places.
They perform on a unique array of ancient, traditional and modern instruments
Tunes from all times
Songs for all seasons
hurdy-gurdy – recorders – guitar – ukulele – keyboard – accordion – whistles – crumhorns – bagpipes – small pipes – saxophones – chalumeux – curtal – rauschpfeife and vocals (and anything else that might be around)
Malcolm and Elizabeth Ecclestone have performed extensively in the UK and abroad. They were founder directors of the Norwich Waits, The Radio Dance Band and Manhattan Magic Jazz Band and Jazz Duo. They have made numerous broadcast appearances.
Folk tunes are blended with early and traditional music.
Medieval dances rub shoulders with Victorian ballads, traditional chorus songs with foot tapping jigs.
They play catchy tunes and new arrangements of old favourites.
And we are delighted that they will be performing at Northampton Food Festival, Barleylands Food Festival, Hyde End Food Festival and Sandringham Food Festival!
We are very excited to confirm that ‘The Craft Beer Boys’ will be demonstrating mainstage at all our food festivals 2017.
Brad and Jonny are founders of the Craft Beer Channel, a youtube channel with a huge global following dedicated to great beer and good food. They travel the world finding the world’s best brews and the secrets behind them, then finding food matches or even cooking with them. They met while working in Jamie Oliver’s digital team and bonded over their love of beer and burgers, and have been drinking buddies ever since. They are now two of the country’s foremost experts in beer, travelling the world to make films, speak at conferences and try to project an air of sobriety against all the odds.
Our lineup for Northampton Food Festival is almost there – just a few more to be confirmed. But we are pleased to announce that Northampton Food Festival 2017 will feature:
on the Saturday
Matt Tebutt and Chris Bavin
and on Sunday
Valentine Warner and Dean Edwards
More details to follow!
We are delighted to announce that due to the continuing growth and popularity of our existing food festivals, we will be putting on two new shows next year! Both will have huge food halls, celebrity chefs, demonstrations, family entertainment, real ale, live music, workshops and plenty to taste!
June 10th-11th at Barleylands, Barleylands Road, Billericay, Essex, CM11 2UD
June 24th-25th at Hyde End, Nr Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0RD
Featuring so far Phil Vickery (Saturday) and Levi Roots (Sunday)
Put the dates in your diary!!
Marco Pierre White is a very nice man. And if comes to a food festival, he wants to really experience that food festival. I don’t know what it must be like as a food producer or cook, when you are minding your own business, selling your produce or your cookery at a food festival – and suddenly into your stand walks Pierre White, with a cheery, ‘Hi. My name’s Marco, what’s yours? May I try your food?’ But that is exactly what happened for many of our producers at Nottingham Food Festival last weekend, and of course they were delighted to let him sample their food – and he was delighted to eat it!
Nottingham is now in its third year, and what a third year it was! With celebrity chefs Valentine Warner, John Clifford and
Holly Bell main stage on Saturday, while on Sunday we were privileged to welcome Valentine Warner and Marco Pierre White!
Understandably, we were pretty busy, especially on Sunday, when the main stage tent – extended though it was – was completely packed out to welcome Marco Pierre White. And he didn’t disappoint, with a seafood pasta dish and a lot of andy tips along the way. He also went walkabout around the food festival, surprising many of the traders hugely – but that deserves a whole blog of its own!
Valentine Warner lived up to his reputation as a top Italian chef; and Brian Turner produced food that looked too good to eat! As did Lisa Faulkner with her incredible flowery cake. We also had a well supported pork auction with the inimitable Johnny Pusztai and Holly Bell was brilliant with her home baking demonstrations.
Around the rest of the festival, the three huge food halls were busy all day, and the sun shone on the Piazza area where we were seriously spoilt for choice with food from every corner of the world; or local farms and producers from the same county! The real ale tent was packed full of local breweries, as well as some delicious ciders, and the live music provided an ambient background all day.
Sunday we made a presentation to Marco Pierre White of his signature chopping board and knife. This was created by two of our own chainsaw carvers, Quint Hughes and Mark Earp to celebrate Marco’s first food festival with us as well as the upcoming English Open Chainsaw Carving Competition at Cheshire Show in a couple of weeks. The carving will take up residence at ‘The Cube’ restaurant in Birmingham.
Join us at next year’s Nottingham Food Festival: 12th-13th August 2017
The sun shone and the first real ale was poured at 10.08am! We had a fantastic time at the Sandringham Food Festival , with loads of local producers as well as those bringing food from every corner of the globe!
Saturday we enjoyed Theo Randall, Daniel Clifford, Jimmy Buchan and Holly Bell’s demonstrations, and Sunday it was the turn of the very popular John Torode (who demonstrated cooking some serious steak), Lisa Faulkner and Jimmy Buchan and Holly Bell again. All the demonstrations were busy, as were the variety of demonstrations in the smaller Food Roadshow tent, where Linda Hewett showed us how to make bread’ the brave Bushtucker challengees ate insects that I personally wouldn’t even have touched, and the Crabstock boys, Andy and Adrian talked about seafood and how to cook it well.
In fact there was a bit of a seafood focus. Not only did we have Jimmy Buchan demonstrating main stage, but he also brought a couple of his Michelin starred chefs with him, and their stall was very well attended all day! We hope to see more of Jimmy and his team next year. In addition to this we had the sold-out Fruit De Mer Restaurant, where over thirty people each day enjoyed a fresh seafood dinner with wine supplied from ‘Brothers Wines’ next door.
The music was excellent, with Saxophonix doing their usual walkabouts; the Bill Bailey Band getting toes tapping across the site, and young jazz pianist James Cussens coming in for high acclaim. The Piazza was a great place to hang out, with a busy real ale tent providing refreshment, and a huge choice of places to buy lunch.
Then further round was the chainsaw carving arena and craft tents,where you could have a little break from the food and buy something for the house or garden too. Moment in Time managed to bake bread on an open fire, as well as a banquet for that evening’s meal and with the sun making a very welcome appearance, people hung around and enjoyed the festival until late afternoon.
Join us next year for Sandringham Food Festival: 5th-6th August 2017
Cookery Demonstration Marquee – Come join us as we present to you a live cookery demonstration by our professional chef, Jo and learn what you can do with Neff appliances. Jo will prepare food for you to taste in our pop up showroom while Alpha Trade Kitchens will be there to give you expert advise on buying your new kitchen.
DIY to Designer Kitchens
Alpha Interior Designs is an Independent, family run Kitchen Design and supply company in Nottingham and has been based here for over 25 years. The business owner and project manager Dave Hewitt has been in the industry for over 35 years, supplying the public with the best quality, unique kitchens in the UK.
Alpha Trade Kitchens, was set up by Dave early this year due to high demand for DIY stock. With competitive prices and quality cabinets, you can achieve a designer look yourself. Alpha Trade Kitchens are based in Ratcliffe-on-Soar with one of the biggest warehouses in the area. The warehouse is stocked with many styles of kitchens in many colours to suit your needs along with NEFF and Bosch appliances and accessories to add a personal touch to your design.
Come and see their amazing set up at Nottingham Food Festival!