Press Release – After The Brew Food Festival 2016
Over 3000 local residents heard the call of local produce and attended The Brew Food Festival the first EVER Food Festival in Taunton launched at The Brewhouse Theatre Oct 8th and 9th 2016.
From the nutritional and healthy to the indulgent naughty but nice, there was something for everyone at the first ever food festival in Taunton held at The Brewhouse Theatre Oct 8th and 9th. The Brew Food Festival celebrated all the fabulously diverse produce that the South West has to offer, irrespective of whether you are a stick-to-what-you know type or a culinary adventurist.
The festival was split into portions; outside the theatre and also utilising Somerset Square was a Street Food Zone where locals were able to munch their way around the world such was the variety of the food- to- go on offer.
The Cookery Theatre in the auditorium was where SW Chef of the Year 2013 Steve Ashworth hosted live cookery demonstrations from well-known local chefs including, Liam Finnegan The Castle Hotel, Taunton, Olly Jackson, The Langford Fivehead, Olivier Certain, Clavelshay Barn, Brett Sutton The White Post and Richard Guest, Augustus. Afterwards visitors didn’t need much encouragement to taste the various dishes on offer!
The Food Market both inside and outside The Brewhouse was where visitors sampled South West produce such as gin, wine, cheese, chocolate, meat, breads, vegetables, pies, sauces and pickles and also watched individual stall holders host their own mini demos including Hamhill Cider who pressed visitors apples so that they could taste their very own juice.
The beauty of food and drink is there something for the whole family and children were ably catered for with the award winning Fun Kitchen. They hosted workshops where children enjoyed making and learning about food in a safe and entertaining environment, exploring tastes and then were able to create fantastic food. There was also a Children’s Activities Tent where local children got down and dirty with homemade vegetable paints and had their faces painted by the award winning Suzy Marsh.
In the Band Stand visitors enjoyed various musicians playing throughout the day including Skintight Samba, and Allana Chloe. Other entertainment came in the form of George Egg: Anarchist Cook who performed his cocktail of stand-up comedy, striking innovation and extreme multi-tasking in the main theatre auditorium on the Saturday night.
When you wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle of the main Festival visitors were able to relax and enjoy afternoon tea in Mr. Miles Tea Room with the option of a glass of fizz or cocktail if preferred!
In partnership with The Brewhouse Theatre the event was organised by Michelle Beck (By Invitation Events) and Annabel McCabe (Click Your Heels Events) Michelle said “We are so lucky have fantastic and diverse produce in Somerset and the South West and we really wanted to showcase it the form of a food festival here in Taunton” “It’s so important to partner with supportive local businesses to ensure the success of The Brew Food Festival and we have been very lucky in gaining support and a grant from Taunton Deane Borough Council and sponsorship from Porter Dodson, Our food media sponsor partner is Food Magazine, The Castle Hotel and Mr. Miles Tea Rooms” Having previously owned a Taste of the West award winning pub Annabel has always championed local suppliers “I am passionate about the field to fork ethos and by giving small producers a platform to promote what they do, it opens food up to the whole family” “We could also see the synergy with food and the arts so The Brewhouse was the perfect partner and location for The Brew Food Festival”
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