For Adults

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.

Live Music

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 McGuire












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