The Forest Showcase Food & Drink Festival 2013

greg2013More than 70 local producers were here undercover in our marquees, plus hands on children’s activities, skills workshops by Gloucestershire College, live music, expert talks, arts & crafts stalls and many community stands.                 

Each year we try to bring you a wealth of free cookery demonstrations designed to  get you cooking with hints, tips and secrets from the experts. In 2013 our fabulous chefs brought you “A taste of the Forest” amongst them was  Martin Adams, Head Chef from the Tudor Farmhouse Hotel and Yvette Farrell from Harts Barn Cookery School.                           

The  festival was opened by Gregg Wallace, BBC TV food personality who was at the event as guest of honour and was available throughout the day to meet fellow food enthusiasts.      

“What a fantastic day made all the better by the sunshine, a great advert for local producers in the forest and very well supported by all. Speech house it was a very good venue”

Glenn, Four Seasons Foods and Nomad Kitchen

“The Forest Showcase was a brilliant event with so much sunshine and very many visitors. It is really a joy to meet and talk with so many people”

Smarts Cheese

‘the Showcase was one of the most memorable. The weather unseasonably fantastic, great atmosphere of music and people musing about the place. Probably the most organised event we have been to this year. All the conditions were right with the right mix of producers’.

Graham Waddington, Native Breeds

“the Forest Food Showcase was a fantastic event. People thoroughly enjoyed the Perry making demonstration and we also received a positive response to our tastings. The whole event was well organised and attended. It was a great celebration of Forest produce.”

James McCrindle, McCrindles Cider.

“Just like to say thanks again for such an exciting and enjoyable Showcase event. As usual we did very well and completely sold out of our Christmas Puddings (teach us, we should have brought more) !!! We always enjoy your event and this year seemed even better than ever, I know the weather does help. Thanks you for all your very hard work.”

Dorothy Bridges, The Pudding Shop.

“Please accept our Congratulations for a wonderful event, organisation , Choice of stalls ,Comfort all around and not forgetting the lovely weather. We do as you know a number of events and honestly this had to be one of the best have we attended.”

Tiffy & Salim , K K Ventures

Cookery Theatre 2013

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