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Blenheim Palace Food Festival

26th – 28th May 2018

We are delighted to be working with the Fantastic British Food Festival team this year at the Blenheim Palace Food Festival.  2018 will be the 4th year the Blenheim Palace Food Festival has been running and regularly enjoys welcoming approx 23,000 people to the event each year.  In 2016, the event was named in the top 10 best food festivals in the world which is why we are excited about bringing the Cheese & Chilli vibe to such a prestigious event.  The event allows people to meet stallholders, sample delicious food & drink and enjoy talks and tastings from talented and entertaining chefs and producers – all in the wonderful setting of the grounds of Blenheim Palace

As well as this, there are plenty of activities for families at the festival – The Cheese & Chilli Festival element will be next to the Pleasure Gardens, maze and the Adventure Playground – so the kids will have a great day

Entry to the food festival is included in the admission ticket to Blenheim Palace – and the talks, tastings and demos are free as well, not to mention access to approx 120 stall holders selling a variety of amazing products.

Full details of the line-up of chefs appearing in the Talks, Tasting and Demo Hub will be published closer to the event – but look out for some well-known TV chefs and Masterchef finalists, not just at the event but within the Cheese & Chilli Festival area also.

There are also strolling musicians, children’s storyteller, face painting and garden games.

We can’t wait to see you there!!

Chefs & Demos

The lineup for the 2018 Blenheim Palace Food Festival has been announced.  There are TWO demonstration areas showcasing too much talent. The two areas are the Festival Kitchen & the Spice Cookhouse.  You can find out what’s happening in each area by clicking on the two areas below.  The Chefs and Demonstrations that you will be able to enjoy at the show include;

Raymond Blanc OBE

Multi-Michelin Starred Chef at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons

Sophie Faldo

Great British Bake Off Winner 2017

The Pigott Brothers

The Big Family Cooking Showdown Finalists 2017

Also in the Festival Kitchen featuring local wine pairings with Love Wine, Bake With Jack bread, Raymond Blanc Cookery School, Nick Galer from the award-winning pub The Miller of Mansfield, Whole Food Warrior Eva Humpheries, Michelin Star Head Chef Andrew Scott from Sudbury House, and Jenny Tschiesche The Lunchbox Doctor…

The Festival Kitchen

Saturday 26th May
Kat Orman, BBC Radio Oxford 09:45-16:30
Melissa Waddingham, True Truffles and Mushrooms 10:30-11:00
Nick Galer, The Miller of Mansfield 11:00-12:00
Marlow Renton, Wild Food UK 12:00-12:30
Rebecca Boast, Raymond Blanc Cookery School 12:30-13:30
Sophie Faldo, GBBO 2017 Winner 13:30-14:30
Seb Heeley, Manchester Gin 14:30-15:00
Eva Humphries, Nutritional Therapist 15:00-16:00
Edmund Jenner, Harveys 16:00-16:30
Sunday 27th May
Matt Wilkinson, Heart FM
Patti Soley, African cookery 11:00-12:00
Marlow Renton, Wild Food UK 12:00-12:30
Andrew Scott & Nick Bennett Executive Head Chef, Restaurant 56, Sudbury House Hotel 12:30-13:30
Emily Watkins, Chef Proprietor, The Kingham Plough 13:30-14:30
Bake with Jack 14:30-15:30
Melissa Waddingham, True Truffles and Mushrooms 15:30-16.00
Seb Heeley, Manchester Gin 16:00-16:30
Monday 28th May
Simon Brown
Jenny Tschiesche, Lunchbox Doctor, followed by book signing 11:00-11:30
Marlow Renton, Wild Food UK 11:30-12:00
The Urban Rajah 12:00-13:00
Kenny Tutt (Masterchef Winner 2018) 13:00-14:00
Raymond Blanc OBE, followed book signing 14:00-14:45
Pigott Brothers 2017 (runners up The Great Family Cooking Showdown) 14:45-15:45
Kenny Tutt (Masterchef Winner 2018) 15:45-16:30

The Spice Cookhouse

Saturday 26th May
Sea Spring Seeds (Joy) – What everyone should know about chillies 10:30-11:30
Noma and Chilli Olly create (Noma, Masterchef Quarterfinalist 2016) 11:45-12:45
Perfect Pairings with Empress Ale 13:30-14:15
Foot long Fire Hot Dog Challenge 14:30-15:00
Mei’s quick and authentic Stir Fry’s. 15:30-16:15
BySea masterclass: The art of great coffee – with a kick 16:30-17:00
Sunday 27th May
Sea Spring Seeds (Joy) – What everyone should know about chillies 10:30-11:30
Southeast Asian specialities 12:00-12:30
Perfect Pairings with Empress Ale 13:15-14:15
Foot long Fire Hot Dog Challenge 14:30-15:00
Everyday Cooking with Chillies – Chilli Olly 15:30-16:15
Noma and Chilli Olly create (Noma, Masterchef Quarterfinalist 2016) 16:30-17:00
BySea masterclass: The art of great coffee – with a kick 17:00 – 17:30
Monday 28th May
Sea Spring Seeds (Joy) – What everyone should know about chillies 10:30-11:30
Creating the perfect chilli lovers cheeseboard 12:00-13:00
Perfect Pairings with Empress Ale 13:15-13:45
Foot long Fire Hot Dog Challenge 14:30-15:00
Everyday Cooking with Chillies – Chilli Olly 15:30-16:00
4pm – Noma and Chilli Olly create (Noma, Masterchef Quarterfinalist 2016) 16:00-17:00
BySea masterclass: The art of great coffee – with a kick 17:00 – 17:30