Food Festival

There is a delicious selection on offer at this year’s Show. 40 producers will be featured in the Food Hall selling some delicious offerings such as cheese, charcuterie, relishes, breads, cider and cakes.

The catering areas will be jampacked with mouthwatering picnic food from sausages to pizza, Thai and Greek food to burgers and fish and chips. And vegetarian/vegan and gluten free options too!

Cookery Theatre

Our very special Cookery Theatre is back with chefs and mixologists from hotels and restaurants all over the Cotswolds demonstrating some delicious dishes and cocktails for you to try.

Aggy Dadan – Edible by Aggy

Aggy Dadan is the cake and chocolate maker to the stars! From working with Hollywood A-listers to presenting on Channel 4’s hit show Extreme Chocolate Makers, Aggy’s masterpieces have been featured on ITV, BBC, Global Radio and many more. She’s just returned from working on her European Bakation, traveling around Croatia creating recipes and filming in the most amazing locations. She will be making her Princess Plats with chocolate dipping sauce, a crunchy light delicious biscuit inspired by her recent travels! One not to be missed!!

Joe McCarthy – The Wychwood Inn

The Wychwood Inn offers traditional Cotswold hospitality with great food, five unique and stylish guest rooms and a landscaped terrace garden, where it is ideal to eat and drink outside (when the sun shines!) 

Head chef, Joe, honed his kitchen skills, in particular, at the Lords of the Manor in Lower Slaughter. His ingredients are sourced impeccably and takes pride in doing things ‘a little differently’. We’re in for a treat!

Ales Maurer – The Lygon Arms

The Lygon Bar & Grill’s head chef Ales Maurer, who trained in Prague, uses the very best seasonal produce from trusted suppliers. Dining at The Lygon Arms is a typical Cotswolds celebration of local food and drink. Each menu is carefully crafted using locally sourced, fresh produce.

Michael Pearson – The Lygon Arms

Back by very popular demand is Michael Pearson from The Lygon Arms Cocktail Bar – the perfect place for a pre-dinner drink or somewhere to relax and wind down after a delicious dinner in the Lygon Bar & Grill.  Michael will be featuring delicious cocktails crafted from botanicals.

 

Brett Russell – Tierra & Mar

Run by Brett and Silvia Russell, “Tierra” in Spanish means land and “Mar” translates to sea.

They chose this name to encompass both their nationalities and backgrounds. Brett grew up in the beautiful English county of Wiltshire, surrounded by countryside and farms. Silvia is from the Spanish town of Benidorm and grew up by the Mediterranean sea.

Both Brett and Silvia have a love of fresh produce, whether fresh seafood in Spain or fresh meat and vegetables reared and grown on the family smallholding near Cirencester.

Mike Robinson

Mike started his career cooking as an apprentice in some of the best restaurants in the Savoie region of France. He now has a number of restaurants and also controls the wild deer over 40,000 acres in the area. This is a Wild Venison Masterclass – for the serious foodie. He will butchering a deer and his chefs will be cooking some for you to taste.

Gianni Grey – The Falcon

Fantastic food in a friendly atmosphere was the aim when chef patron Gianni and his wife Natalie took over The Falcon in the pretty village of Poulton in 2010.  Since then The Falcon has cemented its reputation for just that, becoming one of the Cotswolds’ favourite dining destinations.
Gianni will be creating one of The Falcon’s most popular dishes; the warm chocolate fondant with honeycomb, raspberry coulis and salt caramel ice-cream.

Darren Stephens – The Rectory Hotel

Head Chef Darren is a crazy passionate chef who loves a challenge and doesn’t understand the words ‘time off’. His cooking style is ingredient and flavour led modern European food – all in a stunning country house surroundings.

Brent Norbury-Perrott – Owl Barn Larder

Brent is head manager for Owl Barn Larder in Cirencester. Supplying the best restaurants in London and local pubs with wild sustainable venison and managing deer all across southwest England.