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Chefs announced for 2020 ‘Virtual’ Stone Food & Drink Festival online demos

Chefs announced for 2020 ‘Virtual’ Stone Food & Drink Festival online demos

The 2020 Stone Food & Drink Festival will be moving online in the wake of COVID-19 restrictions – but it’s still set to showcase some of Staffordshire’s best gastronomic talent.

Lexus Stoke has stepped forward to sponsor the ‘virtual’ cookery demonstration kitchen, following its successful sponsorship of the live event back in 2019, with lead sponsor Joule’s Brewery providing a stunning location in the form of its Crown Wharf development in Stone.

Filming took place in early September, with the five resulting cookery demonstration films to be released over the weekend of Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October, via the festival website and social media channels. Local culinary luminary Matt Davies, Vice President of the British Culinary Foundation and star of numerous Stone Food & Drink Festival cookery theatre performances, made a welcome return to the stage; sharing compere duties with Collin Taylor.

Chefs demonstrating include Jake Lowndes of Little Seeds – showcasing the fresh, seasonal food for which his Stone eatery has become renowned. Allan Jones – previously Head Chef at Keele Hall and now heading up his private chef venture ‘A la carte at home’ – will display the type of dishes he can recreate for diners in the comfort of their own home, while James Sherwin of Whitchurch’s Wild Shropshire restaurant cooks up a storm using locally sourced and foraged seasonal ingredients. Creative duo Cris Cohen of Feasted and Emma Cronin of Wild Pickle have teamed up to deliver ‘flavour bombs’ in a dish that will be easy to recreate at home; and veteran chef Mike Hughes shares skills honed during a career working in top hotels and venues around the country, including Lords Cricket Ground and the 5* Imperial in Torquay.

Festival chairman, Richard Stevens, says:
“We are so grateful to both Joule’s Brewery and Lexus Stoke for their support in delivering the virtual cookery demonstration programme. We were keen to give our loyal visitors at least a flavour of the festival experience this year while providing some great local chefs with a platform to showcase what they do. We’d like to thank all the chefs who joined us on this journey and the quality of dishes they created is superb – we hope people have a lot of fun ‘cooking along’ with them at home but equally that this inspires people to get out and support local restaurants, pubs, shops and producers. We can’t wait to be back with the live event in 2021 and are already planning some exciting new additions to the festival.”

The ‘Virtual’ Stone Food & Drink Festival cookery Demonstrations will be released via the festival Facebook page and YouTube channel on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October 2020.

For the full programme and details of other food festival-related events – including the Festival Farmers’ Market on Saturday 3rd October and FEAST Stone Street Food Takeaway on Sunday 4th October -both taking place on Westbridge Park with strict COVID safety measures in place – head to stonefooddrink.org.uk

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CHEERS to our competition winner Lee and his partner Janine - here they are enjoying a pint of Joule’s finest as part of their prize with Festival Chairman Richard Stevens and Emma Burbridge from Crown Wharf. They also bagged a pair of 3 day passes to The Stone Food & Drink Festival at Westbridge Park on 5, 6 & 7 July.

Have you booked your tickets yet? 

@crownwharfstone @joulesbrewery 

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CHEERS to our competition winner Lee and his partner Janine - here they are enjoying a pint of Joule’s finest as part of their prize with Festival Chairman Richard Stevens and Emma Burbridge from Crown Wharf. They also bagged a pair of 3 day passes to The Stone Food & Drink Festival at Westbridge Park on 5, 6 & 7 July.

Have you booked your tickets yet?

@crownwharfstone @joulesbrewery

#stonefood #foodies #foodfest2024 #enjoystaffordshire #stonefoodanddrinkfest #stokefood #wearestaffs #FoodFestivalFun #staffsfoodanddrink #stonefoodandrink #westmidlands #foodiesofinstagram #staffordshirefoodandrink #stokefoodie #stonefooddrinkfest #westmidlandsfood
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Drac is back!

We are delighted to announce that Stone-based logistics specialists Drac Group has once again signed as Lead Sponsor for the 2024 festival.

We are delighted to have Drac on board as we prepare to return to Westbridge Park and are hugely grateful to Drac and all the other businesses who sponsor and support the event.

More to come on Drac and our other fantastic sponsors in the run-up to the ‘big weekend’! 

#enjoystaffordshire #stonefood #FoodFestivalFun #foodfest2024 #westmidlands #staffsfoodanddrink #stonefooddrinkfest #wearestaffs #stokefoodie #stonefoodandrink #stonefoodanddrinkfest #stokefood #foodlovers #foodies #foodiesofinstagram #staffordshirefoodandrink #ourbeautifulborough

Drac is back!

We are delighted to announce that Stone-based logistics specialists Drac Group has once again signed as Lead Sponsor for the 2024 festival.

We are delighted to have Drac on board as we prepare to return to Westbridge Park and are hugely grateful to Drac and all the other businesses who sponsor and support the event.

More to come on Drac and our other fantastic sponsors in the run-up to the ‘big weekend’!

#enjoystaffordshire #stonefood #FoodFestivalFun #foodfest2024 #westmidlands #staffsfoodanddrink #stonefooddrinkfest #wearestaffs #stokefoodie #stonefoodandrink #stonefoodanddrinkfest #stokefood #foodlovers #foodies #foodiesofinstagram #staffordshirefoodandrink #ourbeautifulborough
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We have a WINNER! Congratulations to Lee Baughen 🎉 Thank you to everyone who entered - we hope to see you all at Westbridge Park over the ‘big weekend’ (book your tickets online in advance to save on gate prices)! https://stonefooddrink.org.uk

We have a WINNER! Congratulations to Lee Baughen 🎉 Thank you to everyone who entered - we hope to see you all at Westbridge Park over the ‘big weekend’ (book your tickets online in advance to save on gate prices)! https://stonefooddrink.org.uk ...

*COMPETITION CLOSED* 
WIN a pair of 3-day passes to the 2024 Stone Food & Drink Festival PLUS 2 pints in Joule’s Crown Wharf!

To celebrate Joule’s Brewery coming on board as the sponsor of our Live Music Stage, we’re giving away a pair of 3-day passes to join us on Westbridge Park on 5, 6 & 7 July!

The lucky winner will also bag themselves and a friend a pint each to enjoy at Joule’s Stone brewery tap, Crown Wharf!*

To be in with a chance of winning tell us who you’d bring along in the comments and why you’d like to win! Make sure you like our page, too… 

Entries close midnight on Sunday 7 April 2024 and the winner will be selected at random from all entries across FB & IG. Good luck!

P.S. Please be scam aware - we will never ask you to click a link and give us your details if you have won. Winner will be contacted direct and announced on our social channels. 

*Total ticket prize value £50 on the gate. You must be able to enjoy your pints at the Crown Wharf before the end of April 2024 and be happy to take part in a promo photo of you enjoying your pints for our social channels. Prize not transferable and no cash alternative. This competition is in no way endorsed or approved by META. 

@crownwharfstone @joulesbrewery 

#stonefooddrinkfest #enjoystaffordshire #westmidlandsfood #stonefood #stokefood #staffsfoodanddrink #stonefoodandrink #foodfest2024 #westmidlands #stokefoodie #stonefoodanddrinkfest #FoodFestivalFun #wearestaffs

*COMPETITION CLOSED*
WIN a pair of 3-day passes to the 2024 Stone Food & Drink Festival PLUS 2 pints in Joule’s Crown Wharf!

To celebrate Joule’s Brewery coming on board as the sponsor of our Live Music Stage, we’re giving away a pair of 3-day passes to join us on Westbridge Park on 5, 6 & 7 July!

The lucky winner will also bag themselves and a friend a pint each to enjoy at Joule’s Stone brewery tap, Crown Wharf!*

To be in with a chance of winning tell us who you’d bring along in the comments and why you’d like to win! Make sure you like our page, too…

Entries close midnight on Sunday 7 April 2024 and the winner will be selected at random from all entries across FB & IG. Good luck!

P.S. Please be scam aware - we will never ask you to click a link and give us your details if you have won. Winner will be contacted direct and announced on our social channels.

*Total ticket prize value £50 on the gate. You must be able to enjoy your pints at the Crown Wharf before the end of April 2024 and be happy to take part in a promo photo of you enjoying your pints for our social channels. Prize not transferable and no cash alternative. This competition is in no way endorsed or approved by META.

@crownwharfstone @joulesbrewery

#stonefooddrinkfest #enjoystaffordshire #westmidlandsfood #stonefood #stokefood #staffsfoodanddrink #stonefoodandrink #foodfest2024 #westmidlands #stokefoodie #stonefoodanddrinkfest #FoodFestivalFun #wearestaffs
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Why not surprise the foodie in your life this Easter? 🐣

Instead of a chocolate egg that’ll be gone in minutes, why not buy them a whole day of food & drink fun?

With a gourmet shopping village packed with artisan traders, global street food, pop up bars, live cookery demonstrations, talks & tastings, great live music and family fun* all in the ticket price it’s a fantastic foodie day out!

(Plus this year we’re BACK on Westbridge Park!)

*Accompanied under 16s get in free! 

Book now before the price goes up on 1st April!

(Link in bio/comments)… 

#stonefoodanddrinkfest #stokefood #staffsfoodanddrink #foodlover #streetfood #FoodFestivalFun #enjoystaffordshire #stonefooddrinkfest #foodiesofinstagram #staffordshirefoodandrink #westmidlandsfood #westmidlands #foodlovers #foodies #stokefoodie #stonefoodandrink #foodfest2024 #artisanfoods #ourbeautifulborough #stonefood

Why not surprise the foodie in your life this Easter? 🐣

Instead of a chocolate egg that’ll be gone in minutes, why not buy them a whole day of food & drink fun?

With a gourmet shopping village packed with artisan traders, global street food, pop up bars, live cookery demonstrations, talks & tastings, great live music and family fun* all in the ticket price it’s a fantastic foodie day out!

(Plus this year we’re BACK on Westbridge Park!)

*Accompanied under 16s get in free!

Book now before the price goes up on 1st April!

(Link in bio/comments)…

#stonefoodanddrinkfest #stokefood #staffsfoodanddrink #foodlover #streetfood #FoodFestivalFun #enjoystaffordshire #stonefooddrinkfest #foodiesofinstagram #staffordshirefoodandrink #westmidlandsfood #westmidlands #foodlovers #foodies #stokefoodie #stonefoodandrink #foodfest2024 #artisanfoods #ourbeautifulborough #stonefood
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We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Hairy Biker Dave Myers. 

We were honoured to host Dave and Si at the Stone Food & Drink Festival back in 2010 when they headlined the Demonstration Kitchen. What a lovely, friendly and humble gent he was. 

Our heartfelt condolences to Si, Dave’s friends and family.

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Hairy Biker Dave Myers.

We were honoured to host Dave and Si at the Stone Food & Drink Festival back in 2010 when they headlined the Demonstration Kitchen. What a lovely, friendly and humble gent he was.

Our heartfelt condolences to Si, Dave’s friends and family.
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Don’t miss out! 

The sooner you book, the more you save with our ‘early bird’ ticket offer! 

Prices will go up again from 29th Feb 2024 so book online now and bag yourself a bargain ticket to this summer’s hottest foodie event…

(Accompanied under 16s go FREE - no ticket required!)

https://stonefooddrink.org.uk/tickets/

#enjoystaffordshire #stonefoodanddrinkfest #westmidlandsfood #foodiesofinstagram #staffordshirefoodandrink #stokefood #staffsfoodanddrink #FoodFestivalFun #stonefooddrinkfest #foodlover #streetfood #stokeontrent #westmidlands #stafford #staffordshire

Don’t miss out!

The sooner you book, the more you save with our ‘early bird’ ticket offer!

Prices will go up again from 29th Feb 2024 so book online now and bag yourself a bargain ticket to this summer’s hottest foodie event…

(Accompanied under 16s go FREE - no ticket required!)

https://stonefooddrink.org.uk/tickets/

#enjoystaffordshire #stonefoodanddrinkfest #westmidlandsfood #foodiesofinstagram #staffordshirefoodandrink #stokefood #staffsfoodanddrink #FoodFestivalFun #stonefooddrinkfest #foodlover #streetfood #stokeontrent #westmidlands #stafford #staffordshire
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