Lichfield Food Festival brings a great line up of cookery demonstrations
14th August 2015
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Lichfield Food Festival is set to be a fantastic event with top chefs and bakers taking to the stage at Lichfield Garrick with a series of FREE cooking demonstrations over both days. 

Running on the hour, the demonstrations will offer audience members the chance to see professional chefs in action. 

The cookery demonstrations on Saturday 29 August  

  • 11am - Julie Crisp, Cakeydora Baking Academy, demonstrating cake decoration
  • 12noon - Simon Smith, Private Caterer, will be cooking easy entertaining dishes
  • 1pm – Litton, South East Chef of the Year, Delhi 6, Sutton Coldfield
  • 2pm - Steve Small, Head Chef, The Wine House & Trooper at Wall
  • 3pm - Adam Frosh, The Surgeon in the Kitchen, showing how to host the perfect dinner party 

The cookery demonstrations on Sunday 30 August 

  • 12noon - Matt Warburton, Head Chef, New Hall
  • 1pm - Darren Curson, Executive Chef at The Fairlawns Hotel in Aldridge, cooking top dishes
  • 2pm - Paul Bough, Zwilling J.A. Henckels will be demonstrating knife skills
  • 3pm - The Baking Housewife will show how to make a delicious rum cake 

This is the fourth festival and we’re sure you’ll agree it will bring some amazing cookery displays as well as plenty of ideas and inspiration. 

Please note: seats are on a first come, first seated basis. 

On top of the ‘food theatre’, there will more chances to see chefs at work, including at The Kitchen Shop, where QVC and Ideal World TV presenter, Mal Harradine, will present a series of fun cookery demonstrations intermittently between 10am and 4pm over both days of the festival. 

You can also head to Lichfield Cathedral from 9am to 4pm on Saturday 29th August to see cookery demonstrations from a pop-up kitchen. 

And, if children want to get a hands-on experience they can have a go at decorating cupcakes in a series of free Teddy Bears’ Picnic Cupcake Decorating Workshops in the Studio of the Lichfield Garrick. 

Run by Cakeydora Baking Academy, the workshops are 15 minutes long and are running on Saturday 29 August at 1pm, 1.30pm, 3pm and 3.30pm. 

The sessions are free and you can drop-in to them, but booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. Sign up online at 

Lichfield Food Festival is organised in partnership by Central England Co-operative, the Lichfield Garrick, Lichfield District Council, Chef Simon Smith, The Kitchen Shop, Three Spires Shopping Centre, Lichfield Arts, Lichfield Cathedral and Cakeydora. It is sponsored by Central England Co-operative, Taste of Staffordshire and Tippers.  

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