Seriously good food and drink things to do
A full timetable of demonstrations, talks and tastings will be published prior to the festival weekend
Free Cookery Classes
with William Grinstead, Braxted Park Cookery School
Here's your chance to take part in a hands on cookery class and learn some new skills. You can eat what you make or take it home to enjoy later! Numbers are limited for each class so to be sure of a place book early. You need to buy an advance entry ticket to the festival and then you will be able to select and book your free cookery lesson. The classes are for adults only. Classes and times are listed below.
Saturday 11th May & Sunday 12th May
Vietnamese Summer rolls with chilli, ginger dip
Steamed and fried pork and vegetable dim sum
Malaysian chicken thigh curry with roti
Gyros and Souvlaki with fried flat bread and cucumber yoghurt
Layered salad of toasted seeds, pomegranite, herbs and orange sauce
Click here to book your place on a class
Free Barbecue Demonstrations
Head to the BBQ stage hosted by Christian Stevenson aka DJ BBQ and watch the experts prepare and grill delights such as pulled pork, sticky ribs and juicy burgers. Christian will have some super chef friends joining him. No seat bookings required.
Free Chef Demonstrations
There will be a full programme of chef demonstrations throughout the weekend from visiting and local chefs. No seat bookings required. Simply roll up and bag a seat!
Free Wine and Beer Talks and Tastings
There will be a series of informal talks and tastings throughout the weekend delivered by experts. Fun, informative and free samples. No bookings required. Simply turn up and take a seat
A Unique Shopping Experience
Discover around 100 food and drink producers - taste, sample, shop and meet the people behind the produce.
Free Foodies Lounge
Sit in comfort in our Foodies Lounge where you can watch exciting chef demonstrations while sitting back and relaxing.
it's Essex! so there will be live music too, naturally
Saturday 11th May
Idreiss is an outstanding male vocalist who performs a versatile array of hits from the last five years including chart, Motown, Soul, Jazz and Swing. He performs at some of the UK's most exclusive venues including Kensington Roof Gardens, the Dorchester, Claridges and the Langham Hotel
Sunday 12th May
Jamie is a triple award winning solo acoustic guitarist and vocalist from Chelmsford. He performs from a massive repertoire including songs from the Beatles, Ed sheeran, Coldplay, Oasis and the Food Fighters plus many more artists