FOODIES FESTIVAL – the UK’s biggest touring gourmet food and music festival series – returns to London for a huge May Bank Holiday weekend from 27th – 29th May.
Featuring a star-studded line-up of celebrity chefs and chart-topping music stars, including Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Scouting For Girls and Fleur East
Known as Gastro-Glastonbury, the festival will take place at Syon Park across the May Bank Holiday weekend. The three-day event features live cooking demonstrations from top chefs drawn from the ranks of TV’s MasterChef, Great British Bake Off and Great British Menu, plus top-rated Michelin-starred and award-winning chefs.
Early announcements of star names appearing in the live cooking theatres include: Great British Bake Off 2022 winner, Syabira Yusoff, MasterChef: The Professionals 2022 champion, Nikita Pathakji, Young MasterChef 2023 champion, Keziah Dior, MasterChef: The Professionals champion, Steven Edwards, MasterChef champion, Dhruv Baker, MasterChef: The Professionals finalist, Charlie Jeffreys, Great British Bake Off finalist, Jurgen Krauss, stars of Channel 4’s Extreme Cake Makers and founders of Black Box Cake, Christine and Phil Jensen and ITV’s Love Island cast members, chef and authors John and Tony Alberti (The Alberti Twins)
The musical feast is just as sumptuous with chart-topping disco diva, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, platinum-selling festival favourites Scouting For Girls, singer and TV star, Fleur East, and rapidly rising Scottish singer-songwriter, Callum Beattie.
Showcasing the best of London and beyond, many of the most-highly acclaimed Michelin and multi-award-winning chefs will also appear, including: Sameer Taneja, executive chef from Michelin starred Benares in Mayfair, Asimakis Chaniotis, head from Michelin starred Pied a Terre in Fitzrovia, Ben Wood, head chef from Michelin starred Barrafina in Soho, Manish Sharma, from Michelin recommended Black Salt, in North Sheen and TV regular, author and chef, Ravinder Bhogal, from Jikoni in Marleybone.
Throughout the 3 day weekend, visitors will enjoy a jam-packed schedule of TV cooking show champions and award-winning chefs in the interactive live theatres. In the Chefs Theatre, celebrities will create their signature dishes and share new tips and tricks, whilst in the Cake & Bake Theatre, star bakers whip up showstoppers and offer tempting sweet treats.
In The Kids Cookery School, Foodies SuperChefs make cooking fun, helping younger guests to prepare delicious food which they can take away and enjoy. Masterclasses in the Drinks Theatre include tutored Champagne, Beer, Cider, Cocktail and Wine-tasting, including presentations from BBC expert Joe Wadsack, and ITV expert, Tom Surgey.
Visitors can browse the latest food trends in the Shopping Village, meet local producers in the Artisan Market and taste exotic and unusual new dishes in the Feasting Tent – which features a mouth-watering range of street food and delicacies from all four corners of the globe. Other attractions include a fairground, children’s activities, and family-friendly areas.