Organisers River Street Events are expecting 100 exhibitors, alongside a great line up of talent including John Torode, Michel Roux Jnr and Paul Hollywood, free demonstrations, Yo! Sushi master classes, family fun and live music, all set within the stunning grounds of Hampton Court Palace.
New speciality producers at the show, which is hosted in partnership with Historic Royal Palaces, include raw, organic, handmade chocolate from Pana Chocolate; Borough Markets Jumi Cheese; speciality coffee from Alfie Coffee Roasters; gin from Warner Edwards Distillery and fresh cocktails from the Deco Noir Vintage Bar.
New hot food exhibitors include Lamito selling free range Argentine beef, Two Sun Tacos Mexican street food and Simmons Creperie Traditional Crepe and Galette Bar.
The market stalls will be laid out in the formal gardens of the palace where guests can browse, sample and shop from independent producers and brands, while chef demonstrations will take place in the palace grounds in the Summer Kitchen Theatre, which will seat over 300 people.
Liz Young, Head of Events at Historic Royal Palaces, says: “We are delighted to host the third BBC Good Food Festival in the grounds of Hampton Court Palace over the August Bank Holiday weekend. The show perfectly reflects the history of food and celebration at the palace – in Tudor times the grounds at the front of the palace housed breweries and bakehouses, while in 1850 there was also a market garden where produce was sold to local residents.
“Tickets to the BBC Good Food Festival include entry into Hampton Court Palace so guests can explore and uncover its incredible history. Not only this, but income raised from commercial activities including private and corporate events, is reinvested in conservation, public access and education activities, so as well as supporting the show guests will play their part in ensuring the palace is well maintained and open for all to enjoy.”
Laura Biggs, Managing Director of River Street Events, adds: “We are delighted to host the third BBC Good Food Festival at Hampton Court Palace. This year the selection of producers and entertainment makes for a perfect family day out in a spectacular setting.”