Food Festival 2018: Chefs ready to pass on advice
countdown to the next Burnham-On-Sea Food and Drink festival continues
with the line-up for the demo stage announced this week.
'eat:Burnham' branded festival returns to the town centre on Saturday
Retreat Demo Stage is in the Baptist Church and will have chefs
and cooks on stage from 11am.
at families, the chefs on stage will be cooking dishes that visitors
can recreate at home. The church is fully accessible and there will
be large screens to help see what is going on.
11am there will be Brad Edrich on stage. This talented local chef
is the new sous chef at the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and
Grill in Bridgwater and he will be cooking a gnocchi pomodora with
wild mushrooms and fresh basil.
12noon, continuing the tradition of giving younger chefs a chance,
the festival has Coral Roberts. Coral, 10, is a student at Mendip
Green and will be cooking spaghetti carbonara, roasted vine tomatoes
and garlic ciabatta.
am really happy to be cooking at eat:Burnham to show that eat:Festivals
arent just for adults, 10 year olds can cook too!" she
says. "I love to cook and share my food with family and friends
as it makes them smile. I am looking forward to cooking so I can
show the audience what a 10 year old can do."
at 1pm, Steve Fowell, School Chef of the Year SW regional winner
2017, will be sharing his ability to create inspiring food for just
over £1 a portion. Steve wants to reignite a passion for cooking
with the family.
his fast-paced, high energy demo Steve (pictured below) will
create an awesome Somerset pork medallions with a broad bean and
mushroom fricasse and crushed new potatoes - from his new cookbook.
am really excited about returning to Burnham-On-Sea, it was the
first place I ever did a cooking demo and I love to see the audience
there who are always so enthusiastic," he says.
2pm, Dave Newman, Executive Head Chef at Lasseters restaurant at
the Winter Gardens, pictured right, will be cooking one of
the most popular dishes on his menu: pressed belly of pork, black
pudding bon bon, cheddar mash, braised vanilla carrot and Thatcher's
love food, produce, being around like-minded chefs who eat sleep
and breathe our trade," he says. "I'm hoping to showcase
myself and what's on offer locally in my restaurant & showing
people we are upping Weston's food game. I am really looking forward
to eat:Burnham - I am going to crank it up!"
3pm, there will be more young talent on stage with Ryan Spencer
(pictured below). He will be cooking duck breast, served
with Asian greens, noodles, and a sticky ginger sauce. Ryan has
been cheffing for two and a half years ago and he has always had
a love of food, in his own words "Passion makes good food".
demo stage is this year sponsored by The Retreat Caravan Park. All
the vegetables are supplied by Gardiner Whites in Burnham-On-Sea
High Street. As a part of their continuing support of this new business,
the festival organisers haven't booked a fresh fruit and veg stall
for this festival.
Hawksmoor Cookery School will be at The Ritz Social Club and it
is hosted by Delicious in Taunton's Chrissie Godfrey. She will be
leading a hands-on workshop for you to make your own sushi.
will be using nori sheets, cooked and prepared sushi rice, and a
choice of vegetables, making your own maki roll with a soy and ginger
dipping sauce - all lovely and sticky... and fun!"
are lots of opportunity to taste, adjust, share and discuss. All
the recipes are available for you to take home afterwards.
classes are suitable for adults and families with children aged
8+, they are vegan and you can drop in between 10.30am - 12.30pm,
or 1.30pm - 3.30pm to have a go.
festival will see over 130 local food and drink producers showcased
alongside lots of free entertainment. The festival opens at 9am
and trades through to 4pm. Find out more about the festival at www.eatfestivals.org