Ludlow Food Festival

In Conversation with Mark & Sue Stinchcombe

In Conversation with Mark & Sue Stinchcombe

In conversation with the brilliant Head Chefs of Eckington Manor, Mark & Sue Stinchcombe. Don't miss them on Saturday 9th September on the Wots Cooking Stage. 

In Conversation with Rayeesa Asghar-Sandys

In Conversation with Rayeesa Asghar-Sandys

Rayeesa's Indian Kitchen is Herefordshire's first and only authentic Indian Cookery School, set in the peaceful and tranquil setting of a 15th Century farmhouse kitchen. Learn from Rayeesa Asghar-Sandys, who is passionate about sharing her love of Indian food with others. 

Chef Spotlight: Tom Court

Chef Spotlight: Tom Court

Tom is an Award winning Former Head Chef of many years standing with 2 AA Rosettes to his name, but now doing it for himself - running his own catering company 'Sticky Fig Catering' based in the West Midlands. Discover more here...

Chef Spotlight: Richard Bainbridge

Chef Spotlight: Richard Bainbridge

Richard is Chef/Owner of 'Benedicts' in Norwich - his first solo venture alongside wife Katya. He is a fantastic chef whom we are thrilled to welcome back to the Graeme Kidd Stage on Sunday 10th September. Discover more here...

Chef Spotlight: Paul Crowe

Chef Spotlight: Paul Crowe

A chef for nearly 25 years, Paul Crowe’s career has taken him up and down the country where he’s worked with some of the best in the business. He will be on the Graeme Kidd Stage on Staurday 9th September. Discover more here...

Chef Spotlight: Felice Tocchini

Chef Spotlight: Felice Tocchini

Felice Tocchini specialises in using fresh, seasonal produce to create delicious food with an Italian twist, and is especially known for his creativity which has resulted in him appearing on numerous television programmes. See him on Sunday 10th September on the Wots Cooking Stage. 

Chef Spotlight: Mark & Sue Stinchombe

Chef Spotlight: Mark & Sue Stinchombe

Chefs Sue and Mark Stinchombe are the couple behind the Farm to Fork food philosophy at the heart of Eckington Manor. Make sure you head to the Wots Cooking Stage on Saturday 9th September to see this extraordinary couple in action. Discover more here...

Chef Spotlight: Mark Harris

Chef Spotlight: Mark Harris

Mark is Manager and Head Chef at The Pheasant Inn, Neenton. His philosophy is to focus on a creative, British seasonal menu, changing daily to reflect the best of seasonal produce, which is locally sourced where possible. See him on Sunday 10th September on the Graeme Kidd Stage.

Chef Spotlight: Gareth Ward

Chef Spotlight: Gareth Ward

Gareth Ward is Chef Patron at 'Ynyshir,' a Michelin star, four AA rosette restaurant and rooms which offers dining experiences featuring, in Ward’s own northern dialect, ‘Alternative British Snap (food)’ packed with flavour. He joins us at 3pm, Saturday 9th September on the Graeme Kidd Stage. Discover more here. 

Chef Spotlight: Michel Nijsten

Chef Spotlight: Michel Nijsten

Michel Nijsten is Executive Head Chef at 'The Albright Hussey Manor' near Shrewsbury. An Ambassador for Shropshire Producers, Michel's strong belief in using local produce is a huge selling point in the Restaurant. Come and see Michel on the Graeme Kidd Stage on Saturday 9th September. Discover more here...

Chef Spotlight: Daren Bale

Chef Spotlight: Daren Bale

Daren Bale is an award winning chef with a commitment to cooking local, seasonal produce. He will be joining the Graeme Kidd Stage on Sunday 10th September. Discover more here...

Chef Spotlight: John Whaite

Chef Spotlight: John Whaite

John is a food writer and cook. He writes frequently for the Telegraph, and is resident chef on ITV's Lorraine. He is also co-host of ITV's hit daytime show, Chopping Block. See him on Friday 8th September when he will also be signing copies of his latest book, Comfort: Food to Soothe the Soul. 

Chf Spotlight: Kath Corfield

Chf Spotlight: Kath Corfield

Passionate about real bread, and the difference making your own can have on your health and happiness, Kath Corfield set up her cookery school 'The Veg Patch Kitchen' in 2014. She will be joining the Talks & Tastings Stage on Friday 8th September.

Chef Spotlight: Karl Martin

Chef Spotlight: Karl Martin

Karl Martin is Chef/Patron of the 3 AA Rosette 'Old Downton Lodge' Restaurant with Rooms, nestled deep in the hills just outside Ludlow. He will be joining the Wots Cooking Stage on Friday 8th September. Discover more here. 

Chef Spotlight: Suree Coates

Chef Spotlight: Suree Coates

Suree is the award winning Chef Patron of the much acclaimed 'King and Thai' at Broseley near historic Ironbridge in Shropshire, which she runs with her partner Simon Turner. She will be joining the Wots Cooking Demo Stage on Friday 8th September. Discover more in our latest blog.

Chef Sotlight: Prudence Staite

Chef Sotlight: Prudence Staite

Prudence Staite sculpts with chocolate and food, to make edible art. Come and be amazed by her chocolate sculptures when she demostrates on the Wots Cooking Stage on Friday 8th September.

Spotlight: John Brereton

Spotlight: John Brereton

With over 20 years experience, John is Butchery Manager at Ludlow Food Centre and has been part of the winning formula since it opened in 2007. Join us in the Talks & Tastings stage on Friday 8th September to hear John talk about butchery.  

Chef Spotlight: Brad Carter

Chef Spotlight: Brad Carter

Brad Carter is Chef/Director of the Michelin starred 'Carters of Moseley.' We are thrilled that he will be joining the Wots Cooking Stage on Sunday 10th September. Discover more in our latest blog. 

Chef Spotlight: Pete Lawrence

Chef Spotlight: Pete Lawrence

Pete Lawrence is an author, broadcaster, cook, gardener and one of the UK’s leading Television Producers in the Food Genre. He will be joining us on Saturday 9th September for Talks and Tastings and for a Chef Demo on the Wots Cooking Stage. Discover more here. 

New for 2017: Baked In Time

New for 2017: Baked In Time

This year, you'll get the chance to get up close and personal with three of the most popular Bakers who have graced the 'tent' in The Great British Bake Off. Baked in Time is new for 2017; discover more in our latest blog. 

Chef Spotlight: Andy Link

Chef Spotlight: Andy Link

Andy is the award winning Chef/Patron, Gardener and Bee Keeper of the recently awarded 2 AA Rosette 'Riverside Inn' at Aymestrey in Herefordshire. Discover more in our latest Chef Spotlight. 

Chef Spotlight: Shaun Hill

Chef Spotlight: Shaun Hill

We are thrilled to be welcoming Shaun Hill to the Wots Cooking Stage on Sunday 10th September who will be folowing his demo by signing his new book, "Salt is Essential". 

Discover more about this inspirtaional chef...

Chef Spotlight: Terry Walton

Chef Spotlight: Terry Walton

Terry began broadcasting from his allotments on the then new 'Jeremy Vine Show' on BBC Radio2 which he loves, 'it is a great pleasure to share my plot and growing experiences with all the listeners.' He will be joining the Wots Cooking Stage on Sunday 10th September. Discover more here. 

Chef Spotlight: Hang Fire Smokehouse

Chef Spotlight: Hang Fire Smokehouse

Samantha Evans and Shauna Guinn traveled to America in 2012 – 2013 on a roadtrip of epic proportions to find out ‘what exactly is american bbq?’. Their mission was to attend masterclasses, listen to pearls of wisdom from backyard and competition ‘cuers’ alike and try as much bbq as possible. They will be joining the Wots Cooking Stage on Saturday 9th September. Find out more about them here...

Spotlight: Swifts Bakery

Swifts Bakery is a fifth generation family business with 150 years history in the Midlands. They have always had a passion for creating new ideas for bread, both for wholesale and over-the-counter to customers in our four shops. Their aim is to help people enjoy real bread and to support the artisan trade to which they proudly belong. We interviewed artisan Baker Robert Swift for the latest in our blog series for Ludlow Food Festival 2016.