Cookery classes and food demonstrations to be held during Eat: Weston

PUBLISHED: 13:00 03 April 2018

Ryan Spencer during his demonstration last year.

Ryan Spencer during his demonstration last year.


Weston-super-Mare will be overrun with delicious food and drink stalls next weekend as well as a wide range of free entertainment.

Family enjoying Eat: Festivals. Picture: Robin StewardFamily enjoying Eat: Festivals. Picture: Robin Steward

The Eat: Weston food festival comes to town on April 7 and visitors to the event will not only be able to pick up some local produce but also watch four cooking talents inspire you with some dinner ideas.

Cooking demonstrations will be held in the Sovereign Shopping Centre’s food area from noon until 3pm.

Chef Phil Blake will prepare a simple steak au poive and chive-crushed lamb chops at noon.

He said: “i am really pleased to be cooking at Eat: Festivals. Food is always better shared and the festivals give a great opportunity to share ideas.”

School Chef Steve Fowell will lead a cooking class. Picture: Andrew ThompsonSchool Chef Steve Fowell will lead a cooking class. Picture: Andrew Thompson

Award-winning School Chef Steve Fowell will once again return to the festival scene and inspire parents and young children with his £1 a portion meals.

His high energy demonstration will show families how they can have fun cooking together while making sweet chilli chicken noodles at 1pm.

South West School Chef Of The Year 2018 Tracey Ford, from Dorset, will also cook up at storm at 2pm and former Imperial chef and local talent Ryan Spencer will serve up his Asian inspired duck at 3pm.

The days entertainment does not stop there, with the Hawksmoor Cookery School setting up under a canopy in the Italian Gardens to lead hands-on sushi making workshops.

Once you have sought inspiration from the professionals, you can browse through more than 70 stalls and pick up some bargains.

Stallholders include Chew Moo’s Ice Cream, Boulton Spirit, Hullabaloos Lemonade, Nutts Scotch Eggs and many more.

There will also be tractors, a mini farm, balloon art, a Punch & Judy show and some laid-back music for visitors to enjoy.

This year, organisers Bev and Sarah Milner Simonds have teamed up with TravelWest and Weston Bicycle Works to offer incentives for people to cycle to the festival, with dedicated cycle parking and free saddle covers for anyone riding in.

There will also be free cycle check ups to ensure people ride away safely.

Eat: Weston will be held in the town’s Italian Gardens and Sovereign Centre from 9am-5pm.

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