Demonstration Kitchen

Watch & learn from the experts…

Chef Profiles

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

Food for Health

Gemma Bloor of RAWR

Create your own nutrition-packed, healthy and delicious dishes with Gemma Bloor – Nutritional Therapist, Flavour Scientist and Creative Director at Rawr and The Farmacist.

Tasty Seasonal Salads

Build a delicious, healthy salad to take home in a reusable glass jar

Friday @ 2.30pm – £8pp

Quick & Healthy Breakfasts

Make healthy breakfasts including Chia Porridge
and Overnight Oats combining flavours the whole family will love.

Saturday @ 2.30pm – £8pp

Healthy Chocolate Bars

make your own Chocolates out of healthy ingredients that are tasty, affordable and addictive to make!

Sunday @ 2.30pm – £10pp

Classics of Indian Cuisine

Due to circumstances beyond their control the iCookIndian team will no longer be able to hold masterclasses at the festival this year. We hope to see them back in 2019…


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

Talks & Tastings

Friday 6th October

Energy Balls: Quick, tasty & healthy snacks Gemma Bloor, RAWR
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

Immune-boosting drinks – the ‘Flu Slayer’ & ‘Turmeric Golden Milk’ Gemma Bloor, RAWR
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

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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