Foodies Festival 2015

From 2 May to 4 May 2015

Did someone say food? Yes! The Foodies Festival, UK’s biggest celebration of food and drink, returns to Hove Lawns this May Bank Holiday launching their 10th anniversary celebrations, and we are so excited!

Enjoy a great weekend out with your loved ones at the Foodies Festival in Brighton with celebrity chefs, new tasting theatres and street food. As this is a special year, you can looklook forward to toasting Foodies’ big year in the New Wine and Champagne Theatre. Experts Neil Phillips and Charles Metcalfe will guide visitors through this season’s best champagnes from the south coast and around the world. Also, beer expert Melissa Cole hosts masterclasses in the New Craft Beer Theatre, matching foods with locally produced craft beers!

You’ll be introduced to the latest foods and flavours including Vegan, Raw Food and Japanese Soul at the brand new Tasting Theatre. Or you can enjoy masterclasses such as the Wild Herb and Foraging masterclasses, where Sussex based Sarah Watson of Wild Feast will educate visitors on where to find and pick wild herbs and how to create delicious wild-inspired cocktails, booze infusions and canapés. Plus, local experts will guide you through Oyster Shucking and Bee Keeping.

Are you a big MasterChef fan? Then you are in luck! You can watch 2014 winner Ping Coombes cook her signature dishes from the series in the Chefs Theatre AND you can also try her dishes from her Malaysian Pop-Up on the Street Food Avenue! How exciting! Ping is joined by other TV chefs including Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite and Food Glorious Food judge and Brighton baker Stacie Stewart. Also, try top local chefs Matt Gillan of The Pass, Dave Mothersill from The Coal Shed, Andrew McKenzie of Drakes, Joshua Stanzl from Etch and Rob Silverstone from A Mule in Brighton’s favourite summer recipes at the Chefs Theatre. Psst: they will share their top tips with you!

Passionate bakers must pay a visit to the Cake & Bake Theatre with top cake makers and bakeries, including Stacie Stewart and ‘She Who Bakes’ author Britt Whyatt who’ll share their top tips for baking delicious summer cakes with you. You can also discover 3D cake modelling, Chocolate Making and Sugar-Craft masterclasses and a complementing Chocolate, Cake and Bake Village selling bakes, jams, gadgets and baking essentials! What more do we want?

In 2012 the Street Food Avenue was introduced to the Foodies Festival, which offers a huge selection of hot and cold dishes from around the world, including Japanese, Thai, Brazilian, Argentinian, Mexican, French and African.

You can also expect Biscuit Butter, Snowdonia Cheese, Tipsy Tarts, Marshmallow Haven and Linseed Farm in the Artisan Producers Market, where you can meet the producers and sample award winning cheeses, wines, bakes and condiments to buy and take home.

Take the kids along with you to the Foodies Festival as at the Children’s Cookery Theatre, the little ones can explore their taste buds and learn basic cooking skills with Kiddy Cook.

This year the famous Chilli Eating Challenge returns to the festival as well! Try and break last year’s record of 14 varieties of chillies eaten, to win the Chilli Eating Crown. Plus, there will be lots of other entertainment and live music. All in all, make sure you don’t miss this year’s very exciting Foodies Festival in Brighton!

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Have fun at the Foodies Festival!

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