A Budelicious Cornish Chefs’ Forum at The Falcon Hotel!

The Chefs’ Forum demo stage starred at the inaugural Budelicious Food Festival (Cornwall) on the 22nd and 23rd September 2018.  The foodie weekend culminated in a Chef-focused menu inspiration day on Monday the 24th September, which saw fifty of Cornwall’s finest chefs attend for an action-packed day of cookery demos, a Sosa chocolate masterclass and lamb butchery demonstration by Two Brothers Foods.

The Budelicious Chef event fGavineatured butchery with Gavin from Two Brothers Foods, stock and seasoning masterclass by Major International, a Sosa and Callebaut chocolate masterclass sponsored by HP Ingredients by Bake Off: The Professionals winner Mark Tilling and fabulous chef cookery demos by Peter Gorton and Aaron Vanstone, Head Chef of the Falcon Hotel.

Level two and three students from Truro & Penwith College joined the Falcon Hotel’s culinary team in the kitchen to help produce canapés for the chefs who attended.

Peter and chefsThe Budelicious ‘culinary weekender’ saw the Grand Launch of Budelicious, an exciting new food and drink festival for Bude.  Chefs who joined Peter Gorton on the demo stage over the weekend included include Dez Turland (Brend Hotels) Nick Hodges (The Greenbank), Dave Seargent (Sargies), Dave Sibley (Life’s a Beach), The Olive Tree (Tom Kearse).

Chefs’ Forum Founder, Catherine Farinha commented:

“I have worked many a chef demo stage and foodie event with Peter Gorton over the years.  We make a great team in compering the chef demonstrations and ensuring the smooth-running of the itinerary.  Our purpose-built stage is the focal point at many food festivals and culinary events. Peter and the chefs really make it a great addition to any food show or corporate event. “

Mark TillingThis inaugural Cornish food festival showcased the very best and varied restaurants that Bude has to offer along with wonderful, local, artisan food and drink producers.  The Chefs’ Forum event on the Monday further demonstrated the abundance of culinary talent in Bude and the surrounding area in Cornwall.

The ground-breaking event involved the whole community with schools, colleges and shops being encouraged to take part as well as a good food trail around local restaurants.

On the Saturday, professional cookery year 10 students from Budehaven school took to the demo stage to create a fabulous Thai stir-fry with Peter Gorton and one of the students even came onto the microphone as compere – A great experience for all involved and the audience loved it!

Budelicious includes ‘street-food’ vendors outside the Falcon Hotel and an Artisans’ Hall, where local area producers showcased their wares.

The Budelicious event was led by celebrity chef Peter Gorton (Master Chef of GB) and Chefs’ Forum Committee Member.

Peter commented:

 “I have been keen to build an event in Bude for some time now and have now achieved it! The town has a lot to offer by the way of some great food and drink artisan producers and eating places. Our aim is to grow the Budelicious event over the coming years to become an established annual food festival in Cornwall.  It was great to welcome the chefs to the festival to celebrate the fantastic local produce and talent we have here in Cornwall.”

The Chefs’ Forum demo stage, top chefs and highly-experienced Red Cherry events team are available for hire to add sparkle and an engaging focal point to any event.  From high-end product launches to food festivals or Wholesale Market breakfast events, no event is too big or small! Please contact catherine@redcherry.uk.com with any enquiries.

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