News: Top chefs announced for Powderham Food Festival 2018  

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Powderham Food Festival has revealed the line-up of high profile chefs who will be featuring at this year’s Festival on 6th and 7th October 2018. Star of The Hungry Sailors, James Strawbridge will be making his debut appearance at the exciting autumnal foodie event alongside broadcaster Judi Spiers, who will be hosting the chefs’ theatre across the weekend.

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Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Powderham Castle, chef and author, James Strawbridge, will be joined at the two day celebration of South West food and drink by acclaimed patisserie chef Colin Bennett, Ashley Wright, Head Chef at the award winning Horn of Plenty, respected Chef Director at the Ashburton Cookery School, Darrin Hosegrove, award-winning cake bakers and regulars on Channel 4’s ‘Extreme Cake Makers’, Phil and Christine Jensen and gut-health expert, Katie Venner from Tracebridge Sourdough and Fermenteria.

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Tickets for the Powderham Food Festival have now been released for sale and alongside the exciting chef line up, this year’s Festival is set to be bigger and better than ever before with over 170 exhibitors providing all things edible, drinkable and delectable.

Powderham Food Festival, now back for its seventh year, in the grounds of the Earl and Countess of Devon’s home, has established itself as the Autumnal foodie event with a packed programme of food related activities for all the family: take part in the Great Devon Chilli Challenge or watch smokin’ hot demonstrations in the Theatre of Fire and Smoke, hosted by barbeque legends Simon Dyer and John Gower.

Young ones are also well catered for with a chance to get hands on with cooking demonstrations led by the Fun Kitchen, or sit back and enjoy comedian, Dan the Hat.

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Set in the scenic grounds of Devon’s finest castle, Devon foodies won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to try exciting street food, discover new artisan products, enjoy live music, shop and learn from the top chefs in the area.

Festival director, Bob Small has been working hard with the team to make sure this year’s event is even bigger and better than before. Bob commented: “We are delighted to announce the chef line up – it’s really exciting to be joined by so many of the region’s finest chefs. This year’s Festival is set to be even better than before with well over 170 exhibitors, plenty of live music and demonstrations to enjoy. We’ve just released the tickets for sale, these advance online tickets are discounted and offer great value – so I’d recommend buying your tickets now. Don’t forget whatever the weather there’s lots under cover at the Festival and its a great day out for the whole family.”

Judi Spiers added: “I am thrilled to be involved with the Powderham Food Festival this October. It is a wonderful weekend event set against the backdrop of the glorious Powderham Castle and has really made its mark on the foodie calendar over the last few years. We’re so lucky to live in a region which boasts such great produce and this weekend which celebrates the very best of our South West larder is one not to be missed.”

Tickets are now on sale in advance at an early bird price from:

Adult ticket £9 (£7.50 online)Under 16 ticket £3 (£2.50 online)Family ticket (2 adults, up to 3 children) £20 (£17 online) Children under 5 free

The Powderham Food Festival, Powderham Castle, nr Exeter, Devon 6-7 October 2018, open 10.00am-5.00pm daily. For more information about the Festival visit:


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