The Retreat Demo Stage - free

The Retreat Demo Stage is in the Baptist Church and will have chefs and cooks on stage from 11am. Aimed at families the chefs on stage will be cooking dishes that you can recreate at home. The church is fully accessible and there will be large screens to help you see what is going on. 

This October we are talking about game; including the ethics and sourcing. We have a fantastic range of game dealers at the festival including Robert Hawker Venison, The Real Veal Company and Stanbury Game Dealer. Game can be an affordable and healthy choice for those that choose to eat meat, our carefully chosen cooks will be showing us all how to cook quick, affordable meals that taste great. Our demo stage is made possible by the sponsorship of The Retreat Caravan Park.


11am: Dunstan House Inn. This local pub has been championing local and seasonal ingredients and their Head Chef Mark will be showcasing their autumn and winter menus.

12noon: Steve Fowell, School Chef of the Year SW regional winner 2017, will be sharing his ability to create inspiring food for just over £1 a portion. Steve wants to reignite a passion for cooking with the family. In his fast-paced, high energy demo Steve will create an awesome dish using meat from Robert Hawker Venison 

1pm: Brad Edrich, Junior Sous Chef at the new Marco Pierre White restaurant in Bridgwater. Brad will be putting all his local knowledge to the test with a time limited challenge. Brad will be sourocing all the ingredients for his demo from the festival that morning - developing a dish from scratch to cook for you live at 1pm. 

2pm: Stefano Salvati, Stefano's Food. Stefano brings his Italian passion to his cooking and he will be preparing pheasant & chorizo polpette. Stefano uses wild food in many of his recipe's and hates the waste in the game shooting industry.

3pm: Maureen Suan-Neo, founder of Nonya Secrets. Maureen will be raising the temperature with south east Asia flavours. She will be cooking venison - but the exact spicing may remain a secret! 

Steve Fowell will be compering all the demos

Stefano and Maureen are both trading at the festival

The demo stage is sponsored by The Retreat Caravan Park. All the vegetables are supplied by Gardiner-Whites. All the meat will be supplied by the three game delaers at the festival.

No pre-booking required: Just go to the church
12noon      1pm       2pm       3pm


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