Food Festival

general5There is a delicious selection on offer at this year’s Show. Over 50 producers will be featured in the Food Hall selling some delicious offerings such as cheese, charcuterie, relishes and cakes.

Three catering areas will be jampacked with mouthwatering picnic food including a new street food area.

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

lsm-nikchappell-02Nik Chappell – The Slaughters Manor

The more creative chefs are often credited with serving up ‘pictures on plates’ but Nik Chappell is better placed than many of his contemporaries as he started out as an artist.

Born and bred in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, he studied fine art at the university of Derby and a career in art was the original plan – until his passion for cooking got the better of him. Whilst working at local pubs, Nik began to fall in love with food and so a career in the kitchen beckoned.

Having previously held Head Chef positions at restaurants including L’Ortolan, Mallory Court and The Tudor Room, Nik has won accolades including four AA rosettes during his time at L’Ortolan and enjoys a reputation for creating exciting and expertly executed fine dining menus.

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.

Kuba Winkowski – The Feathered Nest

The quality of the food is at the heart of The Feathered Nest, offering modern British cooking. Head Chef, Kuba Winkowski, and his team source ingredients and produce from local suppliers, where possible. Not only does this attest to the freshness of the ingredients, but in turn supports local farmers and suppliers, whilst reducing their carbon footprint on the environment.

David Williams – Ellenborough Park

Run by Executive Chef, David Williams, the kitchen and front of house teams at Ellenborough Park work extremely hard to ensure that each experience is unforgettable. David holds over 25 years experience in the industry and has worked alongside both Gordon Ramsay and Heston Blumenthal. Each dish that comes out of the kitchen encapsulates its very own unique blend of seasonal flavours and colours, created to impress all

Emma Cook – Dartmoor Chic Celebration Cakes

Dartmoor Chic Celebration Cakes are husband and wife team Mike and Emma. Emma started making cakes professionally in 2010 and has made cakes for weddings, funerals, birthdays, christenings, baby showers and Christmas. She has delivered and set up cakes to a variety of venues across the UK and Spain. Dartmoor Chic Celebration Cakes are inspired by the unique natural beauty of Dartmoor, reflected in the design of all our cakes.

Nick Galer – The Miller of Mansfield

Award winning food and produce provenance, Nick Galer (former team member of Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck Group), will be bringing his take on elegant food using the finest quality ingredients and giving the ultimate respect to the raw product.