Largest Food and Home show in South West to stage ‘Chefs’ Forum Pop-Up Restaurant’ for Children’s Hospice South West

The Bristol Home, Food & Drink Festival, now in its third year, will play host to TV chef Martin Blunos at the mammoth, purpose-built UWE Exhibition & Conference Centre in Frenchay, Bristol on 26-27th October 2013.

The hugely successful event, organised by Nationwide Exhibitions, will showcase the very best that the west has to offer including a myriad of top local chefs, food & drink producers and beautiful home wares.  There is still time to register to exhibit at the show and organisers welcome enquiries from potential stallholders.

Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy live cookery demonstration by two Michelin-starred TV chef Martin Blunos and other award-winning local chefs including Josh Eggleton, Chris Wicks and Peter Gorton.

This year a fabulous pop-up restaurant will take place in the evening on the 26th October which will see students from City of Bristol College working with top local chefs to cook and serve a fabulous feast with wine paired to each course – Tickets for this are available on

Here’s a sneak peak at Top Chef Chris Wicks’ fabulous Menu:


Green herb puree gougeres

Mackerel, micro melons, sea herbs, horseradish cream

Wood pigeon, leg pastille, celeriac, spicy jus

Beetroot terrine with tymsboro slate

Apple tatin and bay leaf ice cream

Petit fours


To really showcase Bristol’s fabulous world-food scene, Husband and wife team, Sherrie Eugene-Hart and Pat Hart will be showcasing Carib-asian cuisine and Romy Gill, Indian delicacies.

We are in the midst of a baking revolution:  Shows like the BBC’s Great British Bake Off have led to a surge in popularity of all things cake and sugarcraft! This year the Home,  Food & Drink Festival will welcome an eight-strong sugar craft demonstration team from Manchester.  These lovely baking experts will be performing cake and sugarcraft demonstrations non-stop throughout the two-day show!

The local Keynsham and Saltford Sugarcraft Guild will also be performing demonstrations all day long. As it this isn’t enough of a treat, the Portishead Sugercraft Club will stage a sugary-sweet competition as well as running masterclasses for the duration of the festival.

In addition, local producers will be holding an array of contemporary food and drink masterclasses in the demonstration theatres.  These will include sessions on butchery, bakery, cocktails, cheese and cider!

Food isn’t the only item on the agenda: Visitors will find a fantastic range of quality companies showcasing new and innovative ways to improve the home.  Exhibitors will range from external security solutions, Devon Duvets (as sold in Harrods), water purification systems, garden gazebos and loft ladders!

Visitors to The Bristol Home, Food & Drink Festival will be able to browse, sample and experience the best exhibitors Bristol and the West has to offer such as Robert Welch Knives, Bramley & Gage liquors, Riverford Home Delivery and the Upton Cheyney Chilli Farm.

Nigel Stevens, Exhibition Organiser for Nationwide Exhibitions, commented:

“We are holding the Home and Food Festival at the UWE Exhibition Centre for the third year running after a hugely successful exhibitions over the last two years.  It continues Nationwide Exhibitions’ 30-year history of creating and launching distinctive, innovative events. It is really exciting to be majoring on food this time in a city with such a vibrant local food scene.  The Festival will provide a unique opportunity for foodies and home lovers to discover new products and ideas in a fun and friendly environment.”

FREE FESTIVAL TICKETS FOR CHEFS’ FORUM MEMBERS – Email for e-tickets. The event takes place on 26-27th October at the UWE Exhibition & Conference Centre, adjacent to the University’s Frenchay Campus.


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