All of the details below are from our 2018 festival; the programme for 2019 will be released in July 2019

Demonstration Kitchen

Watch & learn from the experts…

2018 Chef Profiles

2018 Culinary Masterclasses

Hone your fish skills

Richard Finney and Tom Harrison from Stafford College

The Chef lecturers will be covering the basic knife skills and techniques required for preparing a variety of fish for both quick meals and dinner parties.

Course attendees will get to learn new skills, such as filleting, skinning and portioning, as well as learn how to cook and present each dish to the standard set at Stafford College’s Riverbank Restaurant.

Friday @ 5pm

Saturday & Sunday @ 4pm

Cost – £10pp

Fresh fish kindly supplied by UK Fish Sales Ltd


Beth Lauren

Stone-based cake designer Beth will show you how to create one of two amazing cupcake designs for you to take home and enjoy!

Suitable for grown-ups and children 4+ with adult assistance.

Unicorn Cupcakes

Saturday @ 1pm – £6pp

Cookie Monster Cupcakes

Sunday @ 1pm – £6pp

iCookIndian and RAWR are no longer able to host their Masterclasses this year, we hope to see them back in 2019.

2018 Talks & Tastings

Friday 6th October

Super Smoothies Sandy Crook, An Apple a Day
“All ours”: An Update Tasting of English Wines from this region – James Gillespie, Touchstone Wines

Saturday 7th October

The origins of coffee & Barista art Ten Green Bottles’ Baristas
Healthy eating with MADE
Craft Beer vs the ‘sausage factory’ Ian ‘Brad’ Bradford, Lymestone Brewery
Busted: 5 Prosecco myths! Julia Philips, Just Perfect Wines
Cracking cocktails Josh Tyler-Williams & Lee Taylor, No.26, Aston Marina
“The Blood of Dracula”: Tutored Tasting of Romanian wines from the grape variety Feteasca Neagra James Gillespie, Touchstone Wines

Sunday 8th October

Cocktail classics Martin Ball, Moddershall Oaks
10 years in 20 minutes: The Lymestone story (so far…) Ian ‘Brad’ Bradford, Lymestone Brewery
Slater’s Ales: A Tutored Tasting Vicki Slater, Slater’s Ales
EThe Gin Craze marches on: What’s new in the world of Gin Andrew Wilson, Gin Jamboree
“Some Fortification”: an Introduction to Sherry, Port: & Madeira James Gillespie, Touchstone Wines

2018 Children’s Cooking Classes


11am & 2pm

Create a delicious pizza from scratch and then enjoy eating it! This class is usually a sell-out so we thought we’d run it twice!



Make your very own cookies to enjoy with friends & family

Dough Balls


Get hands-on and make delicious dough balls to cook at home and churn your own home-made butter!.

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