Forum Member Chefs run the main stage at food festival

The Bristol Home & Food Festival proved to be a smash hit with 4000 visitors through the UWE Exhibition Centre doors over the weekend! TV chef Martin Blunos, presenter Sherrie Eugene-Hart and Michelin Chef Josh Eggleton of The Pony and Trap were just some of the great culinary acts head-lining show.
City of Bristol College student chef, Steven Bray, also got to assist chef trainer Adrian Kirikmaa with his demos (pictured)!

The event was so successful that organiser Nigel Stevens of Nationwide Exhibitions can’t wait to repeat the event on a much larger scale in 2013!

Forum sponsor 102 Cookery School provided the kitchen on Main Stage and the chefs had a great time demonstrating to a captivated foodie audience!

Nigel Stevens commented:

The event was really well-received by visitors and stall holders alike. It was great to receive so much positive feedback which has clinched my decision to repeat the show again on a larger scale next year.

Visitors enjoyed live cookery demonstrations forum member chefs Martin Blunos (Hogarths), James Graham (Allium), Toby Gritten (The Pumphouse and Bird in Hand), Josh Eggleton (Michelin-starred Pony & Trap) The Team from The Star and Dove, Vince Castellano, Adrian Kirikmaa (CoB College), Romy Gill (Romy’s Kitchen) and Abie Pixley (Creole Brasserie).

TV presenter Sherrie Eugene-Hart and her husband Pat publicly demonstrated carib-asian cuisine together for the first time which went down a storm – The demo served as a pre-cursor to a new TV series they will film at home. The husband/wife dynamic was extremely entertaining!

Award-winning chef Toby Gritten said:

The event was a lot of fun and Bristol needs a show of this calibre to showcase its impressive local food scene – I’m definitely up for doing it again next year!

In addition, local producers held an array of contemporary food and drink master classes in the demonstration theatre. These included cake-making by Absolutely Cakes, coffee by Brian Wogan, bread by Joe’s Bakery and butchery by Buxton’s Butchers to name a few!

Clinton Mc’Leary and El Zampa of Harveys Cellars (home of Harveys Bristol Cream) gave a fabulous sherry cocktail master class!

Exhibitors ranged from home decoration to drinks producers and the latest in home appliances and entertainment systems. There were also eco-friendly solutions for water and energy!

Next year’s show will be bigger and better than ever and guests can look forward to a vast array of wine producers added to the show.

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