September 30, 2014
Line-up of chefs is unveiled for October's Burnham Food Festival

The countdown is underway to Burnham-On-Sea's Autumn Food & Drink Festival on Saturday October 25th and a great line-up of chefs has been announced this week.

A busy programme of cooking demonstrations will be held at the event with tips and advice on offer from a range of chefs who will be taking inspiration from the game season for a wild harvest.

There will be four great free cooking demos on the 'KDS Fresh Ideas Stage' from 12 noon and then every hour in the Baptist Church in College Street.

First up at 12pm will be Burnham's own young chef, Hannah Bird, pictured right, who recently won a Young Chefs Cooking Competition at The Kings of Wessex Academy.

The ambitious 15-year-old is no stranger to the festival as she was a venue manager in May and a Merit Award winner at the first Great Burnham Bake Off. This will be her first public cooking demo and she's looking forward to cooking with game.

"After winning the 'Rotary Club Young Chef of Year', I was delighted to be asked to cook at this year's Burnham Food Festival demo stage - I can't wait!" she said.

At 1pm, the chefs will be Kieran Lenihan, pictured below, and Chris Westgate. He is the Head Chef from Farrells Restaurants and she is a forager and the person behind multi-award-winning Heavenly Hedgerows.

They will be cooking pan seared partridge with honey and pine roasted squash and elderberry vinegar dressing, a tea-smoked venison with elderberry and bramble Jam, rabbit loin and kidney with white beans, grapes and foraged greens with a pine needle cocktail and elderberry tea.

Then at 2pm Olly Jackson, pictured at the top of this page, will take over. He and his wife Rebecca took over the management of Langford Fivehead, a 15th century house tucked away in Lower Swell in Fivehead in 2013. Langford is a restaurant with six rooms set in seven acres of beautiful gardens. Olly is passionate about cooking with game and provenance of produce has always been key to Olly's choice of suppliers. Their ethos is 'building relationships through food'.

Next up at 2pm will be Hideki Koike. Born in Tochigi, Japan, Hideki will be showing the audience how to mix the very British tradition of game with his skills as a Japanese chef. Hideki will also be trading at the festival in Victoria Street and hot-footing it over to the stage to explain how a Japanese chef is taking the southwest by storm!

"I am so excited to have been asked to do a demonstration! Can't wait to bring together fantastic local Somerset game and traditional Japanese cuisine," he said.

"Taste of Game is extremely excited about the Burnham Food and Drink Festival, which has over the past few years built a strong reputation with foodies for having exciting products, demonstrations and competitions."


Bookmark and Share

Search|Add to your Bookmarks|Send a mail from|Print this page|Back to previous page|Discuss this article

Burnham-On-Sea Seafront Webcam
Burnham-On-Sea Webcam
24-hour live pictures
See live images of the seafront and beach with Burnham's Webcam.Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Shops
Burnham-On-Sea Shopping Guide
Buy in Burnham!
Support local traders by shopping in town - see our A-Z index of businesses.Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Video
Burnham-On-Sea Video
Burnham video news
Watch video highlights of events across Burnham with these video clips.Click here

Burnham-On-Sea What's On
What's On In Burnham-On-Sea
Things to see and do
Check the constantly updated calendar for what's happening. Click here

Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter See us on YouTube