The Broadstairs Food Festival is back at Victoria Gardens from September 29-October 1.
The annual, free-to-enter event will have more than 100 stalls of local and regional produce, many of them Taste of Kent award winners. Kingcott Dairy will be back, with Kentish Blue, voted Cheese of the Year, joined on the gold platform by Thanet chocolatier, Nik Robinson of The Chocolate Pig and Funky Feast, with their tapas-based street food.
This year’s Kitchen Theatre is bigger than ever before, welcoming some of the county’s most celebrated chefs to its stage. Festival-goers can enjoy free demonstrations from the likes of Curve Coffee, who will take you on a journey of coffee discovery, and Nena Foster, nutrition and fermentation specialist, who will demonstrate how to feed your gut microbiome.
Ticketed events include Mariachi of Margate, talking tequila and Natalia Ribbe from Sète in Margate, sharing her passion for natural wines in a tasting masterclass.
Chefs and cooks lined up in the Kitchen Theatre include cookbook author and Great British Bake-off finalist Chetna Makan, Rob Cooper from Angela’s, Margate, Matt Sworder from The Corner House, Canterbury, and Michelin starred chefs: Dan Smith from the Fordwich Arms and Stephen Harris from The Sportsman, Seasalter.
The first night of the festival will play host to a special five-course banquet – Taste of the Place -with five chefs cooking a course each, representing the flavours of Japan, South East Asia, Ethiopia, the Middle East, and Europe.
Tickets for the dinner are priced at £55 per person and available from the festival website.
For details of all events, timings and to book your places at the tastings, please visit: broadstairsfoodfestival.org.uk/Events
There is also a prize draw where people can win meals at The Bridge Arms, near Canterbury, or The Sportsman, Seasalter; a set of stainless-steel cookware from Flint and Flame, or an Air fryer Duo from Instant Pot; a stay for 2 at the Albion Hotel, Broadstairs or a Biddenden gift box of wine, cider and juice.
To buy tickets, with funds going towards running the festivals, go to: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/broadstairs-autumn-festival-2023
Broadstairs Food Festival runs from 10am – 6pm on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th September and 10am – 5pm on Sunday 1st October.