CELEBRATE the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a show-stopping weekend of food and music!
FOODIES FESTIVAL returns to Syon Park, London, for a three-day party to mark Her Majesty’s 70 years on the throne with a royal recipe of celebrity chefs and chart-topping music stars.
Foodies, the biggest touring gourmet food festival in the UK, will be bringing MasterChef champions, stars of Great British Bake-Off and local Michelin star restaurants back to the spectacular country estate over the Jubilee bank holiday.
To celebrate the historic event, many of the nations most talented chefs will be conjuring up stunning coronation-inspired dishes, with a modern twist, and whipping up sumptuous desserts fit for the Queen in the Cake and Bake Theatre. Jemma Melvin, winner of ’Platinum Pudding for The Queen’s Jubilee’, will also join the line-up, making her scrumptious Lemon Swiss Roll and Amaretti Trifle in front of a large live audience
Over the long weekend, visitors will experience an authentic street party feel with a sea of red, white and blue bunting across the park, and picnic tables, afternoon teas and majestic cocktails.
Award-winning chefs taking part this summer include: MasterChef 2022 champion, Eddie Scott, and semi-finalist Pookie Tredell, MasterChef: The Professionals 2021 champion Daniel Lee, who’ll be joined in the Chefs’ Theatre by fellow finalists Aaron Middleton, Daniel Marreiros and semi-finalist Jamie Holme, plus Saturday Kitchen regular Atul Kochhar and MasterChef champions Shelina Permalloo and Dhruv Baker.
Eddie Scott, said: “Taking part in MasterChef and becoming the champion has been an amazing experience and honour! I’m thrilled to have been given this opportunity to share my passion for food and delighted that I will be joining the Foodies Festival tour this Summer. I’ll be sharing some of my favourite recipes in the Chefs’ Theatre alongside some other exceptional chefs, and I’m also looking forward to checking out the rest of the entertainment!”
Stars making delicious creations in the Cake and Bake Theatre include: 2021 Bake Off favourites Chigs Parmar and Crystelle Pereira, both recipients of the coveted ‘Hollywood handshake’, from Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch, bread expert Jack Sturgess AKA ‘Bake with Jack’ and MasterChef finalist and restauranteur, Tony Rodd from Copper & Ink, Blackheath.
The music line-up includes platinum-selling chart-toppers Scouting For Girls and icon of the 90s music scene, Heather Small – as lead singer of M People and a successful solo career, Heather has sold 11 million records worldwide, won two BRIT Awards and the Mercury Prize.
And, new for Friday, Foodies launch their ‘Big Party Night’ – taking a nostalgia-filled trip back to the 90s, featuring some of the biggest music acts of the era, including Liberty X and East 17.
A legion of chefs from Michelin-starred and award-winning winning restaurants will give the festival a distinctive local flavour, including head chef Michael Carr from Fenchurch Sky Garden, Tom Booton, head chef at The Grill at The Dorchester and Santosh Shah, MasterChef: The Professionals Champion of Champions winner.
The high-profile festival has announced thrilling new features and a busy programme of events, in the quest to deliver an unforgettable Jubilee weekend of fine food, new experiences and exceptional quality, promising a great family day out.
New features for 2022 include:
*Ready Steady Chef! Celebrity chefs from TV’s biggest cooking shows will once again compete against each other, turning up the heat in the Chefs’ Theatre. Presented with a bag of surprising ingredients chosen by their competitors, it will be an exciting and often hilarious race against the clock to create the best dish, and to win the public vote.
*Take a sweet trip down memory lane to the post-war era in the Cake and Bake Theatre. See 1950s styled hosts presenting the nations favourite nostalgic desserts and puddings.
*Meet the authors and discover new recipes in the Cook Book Shop – with celebrity signings and top chefs’ showcasing their latest cookbooks.
*Go Global and browse the very latest world food trends in the Shopping Village and try exotic and unusual new dishes on Street Food Avenue. The incredible range includes tantalising delicacies from all four corners of the globe.
*Plant-based cooking will be well represented, with delicious dishes and produce. The Chef and Bake Theatres will be showcasing the best of vegan cooking with tips and tricks from the professionals.
*Masterclasses in the Drinks Theatre include Cocktail Making through the decades, and Champagne, Beer, Cider and Wine tasting. ‘No and Lo’ alcohol is predicted to be the UK’s biggest drinks trend – join the experts to taste and compare some of the best products on the market
*World Chilli Eating Champion Shahina Waseem will join the tour and challenge those brave enough to compete. Competitions will be broadcast live across the world to huge ‘League of Fire’ audiences.
*Keeping the children entertained – an opportunity for the youngsters to get creative in the Kids Cookery School, hosted by Foodies SuperChefs. And for those little (and big!) thrill seekers, a funfair, sand art, toy stalls, face painting and family friendly areas with activities.
*Supporting rising talent – the Musicians Against Homelessness stage will feature over 40 superb artists across the weekend, with the best of local bands and an introduction to exciting new acts from across the UK.
At the three-day festival, visitors can enjoy the Chefs’ Theatre, Cake & Bake Theatre, Drinks Theatre, Shopping Village with award winning artisan producers, Street Food Avenue, Feasting Tent, Cook Book Shop, Kids’ Cookery School, fairground, live music stage and family-friendly areas with activities for children.
Over 200 exhibitors will showcase their produce, providing festival-goers with a fantastic opportunity to sample the best of the region – and to try a huge selection of delicious food and drink from around the world.
Daniel Lee said: “I am thrilled to be performing in the Chefs; Theatre at Foodies Festival in Syon Park this year. I’m hoping that people will enjoy a bit more of an in-depth and interactive explanation into why I cook the food I do, and where my inspiration for it comes from. For me food is all about bringing people together, and that’s exactly what Foodies Festival is about!”
Michael Carr said: “I’m so pleased to be participating in this year’s Chefs Theatre at London Foodies Festival, alongside some other brilliant chefs in the industry. I look forward to sharing my knowledge of modern British cuisine and demonstrating how to create elevated dishes with explosive flavour, using the finest locally sourced produce and seasonal ingredients.”
Scouting For Girls said: “We’re so pleased to be getting back on the Foodies stage again, and we love the crowd in London! It’s the best ‘holiday at home’ experience ever, with sunshine, great vibes and a celebration weekend full of music!”
Liberty X, said: “London – bring your dancing shoes and let’s party! It’s going to be a big Jubilee weekend to remember!”
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Dates and Tickets
Syon Park, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 8JF
3rd June – 5th June 2022
Early Bird Adult Day ticket £19 (on the door £25)
Weekend ticket £38 (on the door £47)
Children aged 12 and under £3.
*Entry to all theatres is included in the ticket price
Tickets are on sale now at www.foodiesfestival.com and 0844 9951111
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About Foodies Festival
Foodies Festival launched in 2005 as a single event and is now the largest food and drink festival in the UK. To date, Foodies has welcomed over 3 million visitors, helped launch hundreds of new businesses and supported thousands of small producers. Foodies Festival proudly celebrates local produce in each festival region and showcases the most exciting and talented chefs, bakers and producers in the UK.
About Musicians Against Homelessness
For the fourth year running, the festival is supporting Musicians Against Homelessness (MAH) with tickets raising money for UK-wide homelessness charity Crisis. Since 2016 Musicians Against Homelessness (MAH) have hosted gigs and festivals in local pubs, music venues and community spaces featuring 1000s of fantastic bands and artists who’ve kindly performed across the UK. This award winning not for profit organisation has raised £350,000 for homelessness services. Over 300 superb artists will perform on the MAH main stage at Foodies Festivals this year, helping to support the national homelessness charity Crisis.
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