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Top chefs to appear at first ever Old Down Manor Food Festival on August 31st

Chris Wicks, Head Chef at Old Down Manor
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Chris Wicks, Head Chef at Old Down Manor
Chris Wicks, Head Chef at Old Down Manor


Foodies are in for a treat as Old Down Manor Food Festival makes its debut on the 31st August 2015. Organised by Bristol food hero Chris Wicks, Old Down Manor Food Festival will take place on Bank Holiday Monday August 31st at the stunning Old Down Estate, set among the rolling hills of the Gloucestershire countryside and overlooking the Severn Vale.

The event will see a plethora of top chefs take to the Chefs’ Forum demonstration stage to showcase the very latest culinary techniques using local ingredients.

Among those sharing their expertise will be winner of MasterChef 2014 Ping Coombes, Indian chef Romy Gill from Romy’s Kitchen, festival organiser and Executive Head Chef at Old Down Manor Chris Wicks, and Pat Hart and Sherrie Eugene-Hart, presenters of Made in Bristol TV’s popular show, CaribAsian. With a new series of CaribAsian due to be screened this autumn lucky visitors will be given a sneak peek at some of the recipes from the coming season.

Made in Bristol TV is joined by BCFM Radio as media partners for the event.

The demonstrations will be sponsored by local businesses including Greg Latchams Solicitors, Bristol Audi and Clifton Food Range. Taking place every hour from 11am, people are encouraged to arrive early at the demo stage to ensure that they get a prime spot to see the chefs in action.

Chris said: “We are delighted to have so many talented chefs on board to demonstrate such a range of food styles and techniques. Bristol’s food scene is so vibrant and culturally diverse and I think the chefs that will be appearing really represent that variety.”

As well as watching demonstrations visitors will also be able to enjoy a range of street food thanks to urban street food collective BEATS. BEATS aims to blend the South West’s freshest new street food offerings with the region’s best up-and-coming music, artists and performers, along with licensed bar facilities to create street food party events.

Chris said: “This year’s Old Down Manor Food Festival promises to be a truly fantastic event. “Bristol’s food scene is stronger than ever before, and I hope that this festival will be a real celebration of everyone coming together to showcase everything that that the area has to offer.”

The Old Down Manor Food Festival takes place on August 31. Gates open at 10am with demonstrations beginning at 11am. The event’s admission charges are £5 per adult and £3 per child aged 2 – 12 years or concessions. If you also wish to have entrance to the Country Park, the charges are £8.30 per adult and £5.30 per child/concessions which will include entry to the food festival and demonstrations.


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