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Demonstrations in 2017

Try the Good Loaf!

Real bread making with Bread For Life! Let your yeast rise with artisan bread making.
Dip It, Sandwich it, Dunk It, Toast It, Butter It, Tear it, Share it!

Jessica Mooney,
Founder & Baker

Super Sausages and Cute Cures

Following the growing interest in home-curing and sausage-making, learn how to make sausages, and cure bacon from Stratford’s own Barry The Butchers!
Watch while the master butcher creates Bards Bangers, and even enjoy a taste.

Adam Lucock,
Master Butcher

Mike Robinson of The Woodsman

Showcasing the best of British wild food and game from the menu at The Woodsman restaurant, due to open this spring at Stratford’s historic Falcon Hotel. Frequently on national TV, Mike is the co-owner of London’s only Michelin starred pub, The Harwood Arms.

Mike Robinson,

Executive Chef of The Woodsman

Salt Restaurant

Paul Foster, chef owner of Salt in Stratford will be cooking Seasonal dishes from the menu. Paul is a former Great British menu contestant and a regular on Saturday Kitchen!

Paul Foster,

Chef Owner

Food & Wine Pairing

Explore the flavours of Sicily as the baristas from Veeno The Italian Wine Cafe showcase their family wines and authentic flavours. 

Veeno The Italian Wine Cafe Baristas

Too Cool for Cocktail School?

Watch the Union Bar crew create cool cocktails.  Get the low down, then make your way down to the Union Bar to enjoy 2 for 1 cocktails until 8pm! (On the same cocktails)

Union Bar 


Sunday 24th September – Waterside Cookery Theatre – just turn up!


Fudge Glorious Fudge!

Learn how to make the creamiest, crumbliest fudge from real ingredients with Roly’s Fudge Pantry.  

Plenty to taste too including the brand new festival fudge Strawberry & Black Pepper.

Andy Irvine, Proprietor


Slice of Slim

Be inspired to make healthy vibrant food with Stratford's food blogger, Slice Of Slim. She will share her tips and tricks on how to keep the joy of slimming food alive by reducing the fat and retaining the yumminess!

Janey Green, Food Blogger with 20K followers



Gorgeous Gelato & Stunning Semi Freddo

See how to make semi freddo at home, and find out what makes Hooray’s awarding winning artisan gelato so different from your regular ice cream. 
Enter the Gelato Flavour Competition to win a take home tub of your creation (T&C’s apply.)

Sasha Young,



Asian Antics

Take a trip to Asia and create Five Spice Salmon on Warm Noodle Salad with Stratford College

Stratford College Team


Loxleys Restaurant & Wine Bar – Festival Sponsor

Enjoy the creation of a seasonal Lamb dish with Loxley's flair.  Using local suppliers and produce.

Chris Butler,

Sous Chef


Cracking Work with Lobsters

A how-to of utilising every bit of this special ingredient with The Townhouse.  Followed by a refreshingly simple, ‘Anyone-can-do’ dessert!

Matthew Hiscoe,

Area Head Chef