Cooking up a treat for festive food fans
Event in East London
FOODIES, rejoice! Candice Brown, winner of this year’s Great British Bake Off will join an impressive line up of chefs and cooks at the Christmas Foodies Festival in London.
Following her success in this year’s most watched television show, with more than 14 million viewers tuning in for the final, Candice will be making her first professional appearance on Saturday (November 19) at Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch during which she will bake in the Foodies Festival Cake and Bake Theatre.
Candice said: “I’m really looking forward to baking in the Cake and Bake Theatre at Foodies Festival, it’s so exciting to be asked to come along and do what I love most, and to be making my London debut so close to home.”
This festive season the Chefs Theatre also boasts a stellar line up, including this year’s MasterChef winner, Jane Devonshire, who will be cooking up her favourite family Christmas recipes for the first time. This year’s line-up
Ed Baines – Top TV chef and chef director at Randall and Aubin
Jane Devonshire – MasterChef winner 2016
Jack Layer – MasterChef finalist 2016
Juanita Hennessey – MasterChef finalist 2016
Billy Wright – MasterChef Finalist 2016
Adam Simmonds – Michelin-starred chef and Great British Menu winner
Andrew Scott – Restaurant 56 and Great British Menu 2016
Nick Bennett – MasterChef: The Professionals finalist 2015
Tony Rodd – MasterChef finalist 2015
Arnaud Stevens – food director at Searcys
Matt Hill – Down Hall George Lyons – London House
Dhruv Baker – MasterChef winner 2010
Cake and Bake Theatre Candice will be showing off her award-winning baking skills.
Burlesque Baker Charlotte White will create a modern showstopper of a contemporary Christmas cake in just 30 minutes.
Master chocolatier Fiona Sciolti showcases a new selection of chocolate desserts and treats, as well as introducing her newest seasonal delights including Churros with delicious festive toppings.
Drinks Theatre Champagne expert Neil Philips and wine experts Charles Metcalfe and Brian Elliot introduce their favourite tipples for Christmas.
Melissa Cole gives guided craft beer tastings.
Gin, whisky and Christmas Cocktail masterclasses.
There will also be an artisan Christmas market, street food stalls, the Elves Cookery School for children, singers and Christmas carollers, a chilli eating competition, a mince pie eating contest and a Christmas quiz.
Address: London Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, Shoreditch, E1 6QR Opening times: Friday November 18, noon to 7pm Saturday November 19, 11am to 7pm Sunday November 20, 11am to 6pm Tickets: On sale now at foodiesfestival.com or by calling 0844 9951111.
Tickets cost from £15 per person. Children aged 12 and under go free when accompanied by an adult.
STARS: Above, chef Ed Baines. Below, Jane Devonshire and bottom, Dhruv Baker. Above left Bake Off winner Candice Brown