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Latest addition to Weston Literary Festival announced

PUBLISHED: 18:00 05 January 2018

Steve Fowell – The School Chef.

Steve Fowell – The School Chef.

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A trio of award-winning foodies will be discussing all things food, drink, cooking and eating at Weston-super-Mare’s first literary festival.

Organisers Sarah and Beverley Milner Simonds. Organisers Sarah and Beverley Milner Simonds.

Steve Fowell and the Eat: Festivals team have been announced as the latest addition to the Weston Literary Festival line up, hosting their event Eat, Drink, Laugh, Repeat at the town’s new creative hub, The Stable.

Steve is a familiar face around Weston as The School Chef and Beverley and Sarah Milner Simonds are the pair behind Eat: Weston and Eat: Burnham food festivals.

The duo will be quizzing Steve on his motivations, appetite and passion for cooking, with subjects like farming, education and local produce likely to be discussed.

Steve recently released his first cookery book, Family Cooking With The School Chef, which is aimed at getting families cooking and eating together.

Steve is driven by his love of good food and the desire to see families all over the world coming together in the kitchen.

He has had one of his best years of his career, earning three awards including National Self Managed Caterer of the Year and South West School Chef of the Year.

He said: “Weston, being my home town, is at the heart of what I do.

“Growing up here has given me so many wonderful memories of family time, sourcing, preparing, cooking and enjoying local produce.

“The people of Weston have supported me and my book so well, I am really looking forward to giving them an insight to how it all came about and I could not think of a better way to do it than alongside the lovely Bev and Sarah of Eat: Weston.”

The food festival duo have also had a successful 2017, putting on a food festival in record time after the Weston super Food Festival was cancelled.

The pair have also won a number of awards, including the Best Event Organisers of the Year by the National Outdoor Event Association.

They said: “It is great to be back in Weston and supporting the town council’s first literary festival. Steve has a lot to say about cooking and families and we are never short of an opinion on all things food related.

“Expect an entertaining evening of conversation, debate and a few local snacks and drinks to keep your appetite sated.”

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