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Saturday Demonstrations

11am to 11:30am

Moules Marinière a la Hotel du Vin

Learn from the best how to cook the classic French bistro dish, Moules Marinière - mussels steamed with white wine, cream, shallots and garlic. Pick up some tips from Hotel du Vin Stratford Head Chef to impress your friends, and yourself!

Phil Hase

Head Chef

Hotel du Vin Stratford

Midday to 12:30pm


Bella Italia ‘Discover your Favourite'

Join the Bella Italia team to learn how to make three of their most popular pasta dishes - using a combination of dried and fresh pasta.  Learn how to make a King Prawn Spaghetti Gamberoni; a spicy Spaghetti Calabrese; and a cheesy Tagliatelle Parma Dolcelatte.

David Hale and Andrea Cappai

Bella Managers

1pm to 1:30pm


Hot Air

Pick up some tips from the talented Townhouse chefs as they demonstrate the magic of hot air with batters, soufflé and sabayon and prepare a three course meal. 

Matthew Hiscoe & Ben Draper

Townhouse Chefs

2pm to 2:30pm

Funky Fudge - Organic Carrot & Chia

Watch the creation of Roly’s 2018 Festival Fudge using fresh organic carrots and a sprinkling of superfood chia seeds. Learn from Roly’s Fudge Pantry how you can make the creamiest, crumbliest fudge from real ingredients. 

Andy Irvine

Proprietor & Fudge Maker Extraordinaire

3pm to 3:30pm


Autumn Salt

Be the first to see the award winning chef owner, Paul Foster of Salt, cook dishes from his debut book – out in November!  Stratford’s Salt Fine Dining Restaurant is the Best New Entry in The 2018 Good Food Guide Editors Awards.

Paul Foster

Chef Owner

Salt Fine Dining Restaurant

4pm to 4:30pm

The BIG Cheese

The history of British cheese, leading to the current renaissance of artisan cheese making by Stratford’s award winning Paxton and Whitfield Cheesemongers. 

Enjoy the drama of cutting open a 25 Kilo cheddar and savour the taste of the freshly opened cheese!

Jasmine Reeves

Paxton and Whitfield Manager

5pm to 5:30pm

What’s more than Fantastic? Gintastic!

Gin is back with a bang and Wetherspoons has nailed it with over 30 gins.  Learn about British gin making and the many gins from the UK to Japan. If gin is your thing this demo is for you. All gins on show available at The Golden Bee with the added bonus of a double up for a £1.

The Golden Bee Crew