Now firmly established as the biggest event of its type in the South West, Gloucester Quays Food Festival returns to the historic waterfront from 28th-30th July with a menu of top chefs, fantastic food and live music to enjoy.
Winner of TV’s The Great British Bake Off, Candice Brown, Tom and Henry Herbert, better known as The Fabulous Baker Brothers from the Channel 4 TV series and Stefan Gates of CBBC’s Incredible Edibles will all host FREE demonstrations to showcase their culinary skills in the Cookery Theatre.
Plus there will be a chance to meet the chefs as they will be taking part in book signings at various times throughout the weekend.
Henry Herbert, who will be on stage with his brother Tom on Saturday 29th July, said: “We are really pleased to be a part of the Gloucester Quays Food Festival. “I love calling the Cotswolds my home. A place of amazing countryside, people and of course amazing food.”
Tom added: “As this is a super family friendly weekend, we’ll be looking out for budding chefs and young talent to help us out on stage.”
Children are sure to have fun with plenty of free lawn games, including giant Connect4 and Jenga for them to enjoy over the three day event. On Friday 28th July, Stefan Gates will be taking part in interactive kids cooking demonstrations with spectacular food science tricks and wacky cooking ideas.
Gloucester Quays Centre Manager Matt Bird said: “This year we’ve made our Food Festival even more accessible for all, with the chef demonstrations being completely free to attend. All the cookery theatre seats are first-come, first-served so we urge people to arrive early if they’d like to be seated. There will also be plenty of standing room to give all visitors a chance to view the live shows.
“We’ve also got a fantastic live music line up with some of the biggest local bands over the three days of the event, which I’m sure are going to be hugely popular with our visitors.”
The Food Festival Markets will feature a wide selection of products made by passionate stallholders selling everything from award-winning cuisine to weird and wonderful tipples, marvellous crafts and more.
The Lawn Stage will showcase an eclectic mix of live music to enjoy and will include sets from George Montague, Thrill Collins, The Strays, Quigley and more over the weekend. Visitors will be able to kick back and relax in deckchairs whilst the surrounding stalls serve up super tasty street food, sweet treats and a variety of cooling summer drinks.
For those looking to enjoy a summertime vibe with a difference, there will be a vintage funky double decker bus bar with waterside seating, great food and drink with DJs spinning perfect festival sounds.
For timings, FAQs and more details on Gloucester Quays Food Festival visit: www.gqfoodfest.com