Plymouth Flavour Fest

Two new high profile celebrity chefs Mitch Tonks and Anton Piotrowski, winner of Masterchef Professional 2012, will be holding master cookery demonstrations during the 10th anniversary celebrations at Plymouth’s Flavour Fest.  The event is the South West’s largest food and drink festival and returns to the City Centre’s Piazza from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August 2013.

Flavour Fest has continually grown in popularity with footfall figures regularly exceeding 150,000 for the three-day event, offering visitors a lively and exciting way to experience the true taste of the South West region.

This year Flavour Fest will welcome additional trading stalls to the 2013 event which will stretch through the heart of Plymouth’s city centre from the Kitchen Theatre on the Piazza, to Place de Brest where the Real Ales and Wines area will be located. A variety of local ale, wine, cider and beer stalls will feature in the new Real Ale and Wine area along with entertainment from the Covent Garden entertainers including an international street dancer, an escape artist and a lack rope walker.

The event’s Kitchen Theatre is a hugely popular feature attracting large numbers of spectators who come to watch the live cookery demonstration’s by the impressive line-up of celebrity and well-known regional chefs. Located directly below the Plymouth Big Screen which will be used to stream the full three-day event, the Kitchen Theatre kick-starts the event with Flavour Fest’s version of ‘Ready, Steady, Cook’. This year Chris and James Tanner will go head-to-head in the competition with two surprise celebrity guests. Presented by Natalie Corner from ‘BBC Spotlight’, the event will feature live on BBC Radio Devon and then on ‘Spotlight’ evening news bulletin.

Located in the centre of the event site, the ‘Food is Fun’ marquee, awarded the Children’s University Certification, educates and engages the younger audience offering plenty to keep the whole family busy. Equipped with a mini cookery theatre, the marquee hosts cookery demonstrations, hands-on workshops, and healthy educational stalls for children as well as face painting and other fun activities.

Holly Reynolds, Assistant City Centre Manager said: “Over the past nine years Flavour Fest has firmly established itself as a key attraction in our summer events calendar and that of the surrounding area with locals and visitors alike coming down to show their enthusiasm for the Westcountry’s produce. As the event is set to grow even bigger this year with extra stalls and the new ales and wines area, we look forward to welcoming visitors from all over the South West and further afield to experience the best traditional and contemporary produce the region has to offer. “

She continued “As one of the most widely attended events of this kind we remain proud to offer a free food festival in the heart of the South West, giving the opportunity to all to sample local produce from organic meats, pasties and pies, to Cornish cheeses and Devonshire ice cream.”

A summary of the Flavour Fest Kitchen Theatre programme for 16th to 18th August is as follows:

FRIDAY 16TH AUGUST 2013
9.45am
Mal Harradine as seen on QVC & Ideal World
10.00am
Chris & James Tanner
10.45am
Martyn Scott – Fisherman’s Arms
11.15am
Julie Leivers – Horn of Plenty
11.45am
Matt Corner – The View Café
12.15pm
Ready Steady Cook with BBC Radio Devon
Introduced by Natalie Cornah
Chefs: Chris & James Tanner
Guests: Bill Buckley and Esther Ransen (TBC)
1.15pm
Michael Caines
2.15pm
Dez Turland, Brend Hotels
2.45pm
Mal Harradine as seen on QVC & Ideal World
3.00pm
Dave Beazley, City College Plymouth
3.30pm
The Treasury
4.00pm
Rhodes @ The Dome
4.30pm
Craig Arbuckle – Montys

SATURDAY 17TH AUGUST 2013
9.30am
Mal Harradine as seen on QVC & Ideal World
10.00am
Richard Farleigh and Jamie McMurrich,
City College, Plymouth
10.30am
Anton Piotrowski, Treby Arms,Sparkwell
Winner of Masterchef Professional 2012
11.15am
Toby Bragg – Column Bakehouse
11.45am
Mal Harradine as seen on QVC & Ideal World
12.00pm
Neil Haydock – Watergate Bay Hotel
12.30pm
Mike Palmer, Browns Hotel, Tavistock
1.30pm
Richard Hunt – The Grand Hotel
2.00pm
Darrin Hosgrove – Ashburton Cookery School
2.30pm
Glassblowing House
3.00pm
Dave Jenkins – Rock Salt Café
3.30pm
Chris Penk, Cornwall College, Saltash
4.30pm
Close

SUNDAY 17TH AUGUST 2013
10.00am
Mal Harradine & Jacques Marchal
10.30am
Rob Deves – The Market Plaice
11.00am
Nigel Johns & Chris Sandham – Theatre Royal
11.30am
Russell Brown, Sienna Restaurant, Dorchester
12.00pm
Paul Eynon – Lemon Tree, Elburton
12.30pm
Richard Valder, Angela’s, Exeter
1.00pm
Stuart Downie, South Sands Hotel, Salcombe
1.30pm
Dan Gillard – St Elizabeth’s House, Plympton
2.00pm
Nick Barclay, The Blue Plate, Downderry
2.30pm
Peter Gorton, Gortons, Tavistock
3.00pm
3.30pm
Nathan Outlaw
Mitch Tonks
4.00pm Close

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Event Date

Friday, August 16, 2013 - 09:45 to Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 16:00

Venue

City Centre Piazza

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