Brighton Foodies Festival 2015 – 10th Anniversary
Hove Lawns, May 2nd, 3rd & 4th
Foodies Festival, the UK’s largest celebration of food & drink returns to Brighton Hove Lawns on the Bank Holiday Weekend launching their 10th anniversary celebrations.
As one of the UK’s most popular food and drink festivals, The Brighton Foodies Festival, will be returning to Brighton and Hove for the sixth consecutive year including celebrity chefs, new tasting theatres, artisan producers and more street food than you can shake a satay stick at.
What’s New at the Brighton Foodies Festival in 2015?
Visitors to the festival can look forward to toasting Foodies’ big year in the New Wine and Champagne Theatre, where experts Neil Phillips and Charles Metcalfe will guide visitors through this season’s best bubblies from the south coast and around the world, while beer expert Melissa Cole hosts masterclasses in the New Craft Beer Theatre, matching foods with locally produced craft beers.
A New Tasting Theatre is an exciting addition to the festival with masterclasses designed to introduce festival-goers to the latest foods and flavours including Raw Food, Japanese Soul and Vegan.
Sussex based Sarah Watson of Wild Feast will host Wild Herb and Foraging masterclasses, educating visitors where to find and pick wild herbs and how to create delicious wild-inspired cocktails, booze infusions and canapés.
Local experts will also guide visitors through Oyster Shucking, Sushi Rolling, Cheese Selecting and Bee Keeping.
Fans of MasterChef can watch 2014 winner Ping Coombes cook her signature dishes from the series in the Chefs Theatre and try her dishes from her Malaysian Pop-Up on the Street Food Avenue. 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.
Top Local Chefs This Years Include:
- Dave Mothersill – The Coal Shed
- Alun Sperring – The Chilli Pickle
- Andrew McKenzie – The Restaurant at Drakes
- Douglas McAster – Silo
- Alun Sperring – The Chilli Pickle
- Josh Stanzl – Etch
- Rob Silverstone – A Mule in Brighton
- Matt Follas – The Casterbridge & MasterChef
- Saira Hamilton – Small Aubergine
Cooks of all levels can watch these chefs prepare their favourite summer recipes in the Chefs Theatre, sharing their top tips for the audience to take away and impress family and friends with at home.
Cake & Bake
The Cake & Bake Theatre is an inspiration for passionate bakers with top cake makers and bakeries, including Stacie Stewart and ‘She Who Bakes’ author Britt Whyatt sharing their top tips for baking delicious summer cakes. Visitors can also enjoy 3D cake modelling, Chocolate Making and Sugar-Craft masterclasses and a complementing Chocolate, Cake and Bake Village selling bakes, jams, gadgets and baking essentials.
Introducing The Street Food Avenue
After the introduction of street food to Foodies Festival in 2012, the Street Food Avenue has become a feasting hub, offering a huge selection of hot and cold dishes from around the world. Japanese, Thai, Brazilian, Argentinian, Mexican, French and African are just some of the cuisines visitors can tuck into at communal tables in the Feasting Tent this year.
Artisan Producers Market
Biscuit Butter, Snowdonia Cheese, Tipsy Tarts, Marshmallow Haven and Linseed Farm join the 200 exhibitors in the Artisan Producers Market, where visitors can meet the producers and sample award winning cheeses, wines, bakes and condiments to buy and take home to enjoy.
The famous Chilli Eating Challenge returns to the festival this summer, with those brave enough invited to try and break last year’s record of 14 varieties of chillies eaten, to win the Chilli Eating Crown.
Childrens Cookery Theatre
Little foodies can explore their taste buds and learn basic skills with Picnic in the Park themed masterclasses in the Childrens Cookery Theatre, where Kiddy Cook will show them how to make finger sandwiches, jellies and chocolate bugs.
After a day of feasting and fun, foodies can relax with a spot on the grass and soak in the atmosphere with live music from the entertainment stage and a refreshing cocktail, glass of bubbly or a Pimms from the Giant Pimms Teapot and Galleon Mojito bars.
Book Your Tickets
For more information on this years Brighton Foodies Festival, keep an eye on their website for updates as we get closer to the May 2015 date: www.foodiesfestival.com
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The Brighton Foodies Festival Video
Here is a short video taken at the Brighton Foodies Festival 2013.
Open times in 2015:
Saturday 2nd May: 11am – 8pm
Sunday 3rd May: 11am – 8pm
Monday 4th May: 11am – 7pm
2015 Foodies Festivals:
Brighton, Hove Lawns: May 2,3,4
Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park: May 15,16,17
London, Syon Park: May 23,24,25
Bristol, The Downs: June 26,27,28
London, Alexandra Palace: July 3,4,5
Cheshire, Tatton Park: July 17,18,19
London, Clapham Common: July 24,25,26
Edinburgh, Inverleith Park: August 7,8,9
Harrogate, Ripley Castle: August 21,22,23
Oxford, South Parks: August 29,30,31