Dates for your diary

12th – 14th Aug
Foodies Festival Glasgow
Rouken Glen Park

Foodies Festival is a celebration of top chefs, tasty food, delicious drinks and live music. Watch MasterChef Champions, Michelin-starred and top local chefs cooking their signature summer recipes in The Chefs Theatre. See MasterChef 2021’s Laura Michael cooking live, as well as MasterChef: The Professionals 2021’s Liam Rogers.

You can also learn how to make show-stopping cakes in The Cake and Bake Theatre with expert bakers. Great British Bake Off stars will share their best baking hints and tips live on stage, with easy-to-make recipes that promise to be as delicious to look at as they are to eat.

20th – 21st Aug
Great British Food Festival Yorkshire
Wentworth Woodhouse

GBFF will have a line-up of top chefs and bakers this year. It will combine some names you may recognise, alongside some of the best chefs from local restaurants and pubs. Each will showcase a different dish and techniques.

Let them inspire you in your kitchen and learn how to create and perfect dishes at home. They will take you through one (or two) of their favourite recipes while sharing shortcuts and tips of the trade.

Elsewhere, there will be live music, a BBQ Stage, street food, bars and an artisan market. All this and the Cake Off comp for those budding bakers!

2nd – 4th Sept
Pub in the Park Chiswick
Chiswick House and Gardens

Pub in the Park is now the biggest food and music festival tour in the UK. Impressively, over 130,000 punters ate, drank and danced their way around eight locations in 2021.

The brainchild of Tom Kerridge, each festival celebrates everything there is to love about the British pub. There will be delicious food, award-winning chefs, music, great drinks – but, above all else, a fantastic time to be had with friends and family.

At the Chiswick leg, you can join chefs Kerridge and Matt Tebbutt; party to Craig David, The Lightning Seeds and The Sugarhill Gang; and tuck into dishes from The Hand and Flowers and Atul Kochhar Restaurants.

14th – 15th Sept
ExCeL London

lunch!, the definitive event for the café, coffee shop and food-to-go sector, returns to the capital. It offers unrivalled access to some of the biggest names and operators in the industry. Among those who have already been announced as speaking at the event are Ganan Kanagathurai, UK chief executive officer of itsu; Will Stratton-Morris, CEO of Caffé Nero; Marta Pogroszewska, managing director of Gail’s Bakery; and Shereen Ritchie, former MD of Leon.

The show will once again co-locate with Casual Dining, which is for the restaurant, pub and bar sectors; and Commercial Kitchen, for executive chefs and decision-makers from all types of professional kitchens.


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