Foodies Festival Tatton Park 2017

Annual foodie event at Tatton welcomes Candie Brown

Candice Brown, Winner of Great British Bake Off 2016 will be baking up a storm in the Cakes and Desserts Theatre at Foodies Festival 2017 when it whips up a frenzy at Tatton Park this July.

Candice said: “I'm excited to return Foodies Festival for eight of their festivals across the UK this summer, with two baking demonstrations a day giving me the chance to share my favourite recipes with so many of my fans and fellow bakers.”

Baking extraordinaire Charlotte White, Crème de la Crème winner Mark Tilling, master chocolatier Fiona Sciolti and top local cake-makers and patisserie chefs will also be putting in an appearance.

The Cakes and Desserts theatre is set to expand to include not only top local bakers but also local chefs renowned for their outstanding desserts.

From delectable desserts to show-stopping cake towers, these chefs and bakers will be inspiring visitors to reach for their spatulas and whisks at home to recreate their delicious summer bakes. 

Avid bakers can get hands on with practical baking masterclasses or bring along their best bake to enter the Foodies Bake Off competition - judged at 3pm each day with a KitchenAid Mini for the winner!

The Chocolate, Cake and Dessert Village (with freshly baked breads, sponges, tarts, jellies and desserts) will give visitors the opportunity to taste, decorate and learn from local experts.

Afternoon tea can be enjoyed in the beautifully decorated Vintage Tea Room where teas, handmade cakes and scones with clotted cream and jam will be served on china from a tea trolley by vintage styled tea ladies and gentlemen!

Foodie fans can also look forward to a celebrity and Michelin-starred chef line-up in the Chefs Theatre this summer, with Britain’s top chefs showcasing their culinary skills and inspiring the audience with their delicious dishes.

There will be a focus on culinary wellness, with farm-to-table dishes, sugar-free cooking and ‘feel good’ food trends.

Top chefs in the Chef’s Theatre include:-

Rosemary Shrager – Judge on BBC’s The Big Family Cooking Showdown

Luis Troyano – Great British Bake Off

Norman Musa – Ning

Katy Beskow – Little Miss Meat Free & Vegan Bake Off Winner

Kevin Clark – The Mere Golf & Spa Hotel

David Mooney – New Moon Pubs

Sean Wilson – Ex Corrie Star & Saddleworth Cheese Co

Lisa & Helen Tse – Sweet Mandarin

Tony Rodd – MasterChef Finalist 2015

Ugne Bubnaityte – Great British Bake Off Finalist

Jane Devonshire – Winner of MasterChef 2016


Foodies Festival launched in 2005 with a single event at an Edinburgh hotel after founder Sue Hitchen noticed a gap in the local market for a food festival.

Over the past 12 years Foodies Festival has expanded across the UK, and in 2015 celebrated its 10th anniversary with 13 festivals (10 summer and 3 winter events).

It is now the largest food and drink festival in the UK. To date, Foodies has welcomed over 3 million visitors and helped launch hundreds of new businesses and supported thousands of small producers.

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