Flavour Fest returns to Plymouth for tenth anniversary with Michael Caines, Mitch Tonks, James Tanner, Chris Tanner and Masterchef’s Anton Piotrowski,

Celebrity chefs Michael CainesMitch Tonks and Anton Piotrowski, the winner of Masterchef The Professionals 2012, will join established Plymouth culinary stars James and Chris Tanner for the tenth anniversary Flavour Fest, which starts on Friday.

Helluva good.
Helluva good.

They are all among the chefs holding cooking demonstrations at what is the South West’s largest food and drink festival, with more than 150,000 visitors over the three days it runs in Armada Way.

Holly Reynolds, the assistant city centre manager, said: “Over the past nine years Flavour Fest has firmly established itself as a key attraction in our summer events calendar and that of the surrounding area with locals and visitors alike coming down to show their enthusiasm for the Westcountry’s produce.

“As the event is set to grow even bigger this year with extra stalls and the new ales and wines area, we look forward to welcoming visitors from all over the South West and further afield to experience the best traditional and contemporary produce the region has to offer.”

This year Flavour Fest will welcome additional trading stalls to the 2013 event which will stretch through the heart of Plymouth’s city centre from the Kitchen Theatre on the Piazza, to Place de Brest where the real ales and wines area will be located.

A variety of local ale, wine, cider and beer stalls will feature in the new real ale and wine area along with entertainment from the Covent Garden entertainers including an international street dancer, an escape artist and a slack rope walker.

The event’s Kitchen Theatre is a hugely popular feature attracting large numbers of spectators who come to watch the live cookery demonstration’s by the impressive line-up of celebrity and well-known regional chefs.

It will kick-starts the event with Flavour Fest’s version of Ready, Steady, Cook.

Chris and James Tanner will go head-to-head in the competition with two surprise celebrity guests.

Presented by Natalie Corner from ‘BBC Spotlight’, the event will feature live on BBC Radio Devon and then on ‘Spotlight’ evening news bulletin.

Located in the centre of the event site, the Food is Fun marquee is equipped with a mini cookery theatre and will host cookery demonstrations, hands-on workshops, and healthy educational stalls for children as well as face painting and other fun activities.


9.45am Mitch Tonks, Rockfish Seafood, Sutton Harbour
10.15am Chris & James Tanner
10.45am Martyn Scott, Fisherman’s Arms
11.15am Scott Paton, The Horn of Plenty, Gulworthy
11.45am Matt Corner, The View Café
12.15pm Ready Steady Cook with BBC Radio Devon
Introduced by Natalie Cornah
Chefs: Chris & James Tanner
Guests: Bill Buckley and Special Guest
1.15pm Michael Caines
2.00pm Dez Turland, Brend Hotels
2.45pm Mal Harridine, as seen on Ideal World
3.00pm Dave Beazley, City College Plymouth
3.30pm The Treasury
4.00pm Rhodes @ The Dome
4.30pm Craig Arbuckle – Montys


9.30am Mal Harradine as seen on QVC & Ideal World
10.00am Richard Farleigh and Jamie McMurrich,
City College, Plymouth
10.30am Anton Piotrowski, Treby Arms,Sparkwell
Winner of Masterchef Professional 2012
11.15am Toby Bragg – Column Bakehouse
11.45am Mal Harradine as seen on QVC & Ideal World
12.00pm Neil Haydock – Watergate Bay Hotel
12.30pm Mike Palmer – Two Bridges Hotel
1.30pm Richard Hunt – The Grand Hotel
2.00pm Darrin Hosgrove – Ashburton Cookery School
2.30pm Glassblowing House
3.00pm Dave Jenkins – Rock Salt Café
3.30pm Chris Penk, Cornwall College, Saltash
4.30pm Close


10.00am Mal Harradine & Jacques Marchal
10.30am Rob Deves – The Market Plaice
11.00am Nigel Johns & Chris Sandham – Theatre Royal
11.30am Russell Brown, Sienna Restaurant, Dorchester
12.00pm Paul Eynon – Lemon Tree, Elburton
12.30pm Richard Valder, Angela’s, Exeter
1.00pm Stuart Downie, South Sands Hotel, Salcombe
1.30pm Dan Gillard – St Elizabeth’s House, Plympton
2.00pm Nick Barclay, The Blue Plate, Downderry
2.30pm Peter Gorton, Gortons, Tavistock

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