of chefs is unveiled for October's Burnham Food Festival
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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!
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.
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