Ludlow Food Festival


Dugans PatisserieLondon Chefs Make Debut at Ludlow Details are beginning to emerge about this year’s Ludlow Food Festival which runs from 8-10 September. There will be some fresh new names, chefs at the very top of their game and a real treat for baking fans.

Joining local Chef and host Marcus Bean on stage on Friday 8 September will be Ashley Palmer-watts, Group Executive Head Chef for the Fat Duck group. Ashley currently heads up the kitchen at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at the Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park. Also, taking to the stage that day will be Chantelle Nicholson, Chef Patron at Tredwell’s in London’s Covent Garden and Group Operations director at Marcus Wareing Restaurants.

Also on Friday, award-winning food-writer, journalist and broadcaster Elisabeth Luard as well as internationally acclaimed food artist Prudence Staite will be sharing their passion and creativity. There’s a lot to look forward to on Saturday 9 September with former Masterchef Professionals winner Mark Stinchcombe and former Great British Menu star Sue Stinchcombe returning to the festival. Radio 4’s ‘Best Street Food Winners’ Hang Fire Smokehouse, vegan chef Lee Watson and one of the leading Television Producers in the food genre – Pete Lawrence will be on stage with his ‘Allotment Cookbook.’ Sunday at the food festival has a really relaxed feel and it’s well worth visiting on this day with Michelin Starred and Ludlow Friend Shaun Hill on stage. He will be joined by Birmingham’s newest Michelin starred chef Brad Carter, Great British Menu favourite Richard Bainbridge and Radio 2’s Allotment Doctor Terry Walton.

If you love baking then you won’t want to miss the new interactive baking area ‘Bake in Time’ running across the three days of the Food Festival. It has all the right ingredients for a fun and memorable experience as its being hosted by former Great British Bake Off favourites, Val Stones (Fri & Sat) Howard Middleton and Sandy Docherty (Sat & Sun). News just in is that there will also be a new Live Fire Cooking stage, full details can be found on the festival website Ludlow Food Festival was the UK’s first food festival and continues to attract visitors from across Britain and beyond. It’s regularly featured in top food festival lists and has just been voted Best Food Festival in the Midlands. More than 180 of the region’s top producers will descend on the pretty medieval market town for the festival. The unique setting within the ruined castle, around the market square and the wider town makes it one of the most spectacular on the calendar. There are also two demo stages, master classes, tutored tastings, the famous sausage and ale trails which take you on a journey of discovery around the town and much, much more. Producers include everything from local cheeses and charcuterie to the most delicious cakes and liqueurs. As well as food and drink we have the very best food related products too, including ceramics, chef’s knives and books.

Details are still being finalised for the event so make sure you check the Ludlow Food Festival website or their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds for the latest news. For more details about the festival please visit the website Telephone 01584 873957

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