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Charity event to see Staffordshire chef Matt Davies share tales from his life in food…

Charity event to see Staffordshire chef Matt Davies share tales from his life in food…

‘Godfather’ of the Staffordshire food scene Matt Davies is set to share stories from his fascinating career – and his more recent battle with mental health following a career-ending injury – during an evening event as part of this year’s Stone Food & Drink Festival.

On Wednesday 29th September Staffordshire Sauce magazine’s Daren Bach will interview the top chef during ‘An Evening with Matt Davies’. The discussion will cover Matt’s career as an Executive Chef in some of the UK’s best restaurants; during which he was ten times crowned winner of the Taste of Staffordshire Best Restaurant award; won the BCF Louis Cipolla Chef of the Year and was awarded second place in Restaurant Magazine UK Best Pasta Award with his signature Raviolo of Lobster. Following his accident, Matt has switched his focus to nurturing new talent and holds the prestigious post of Vice President of British Culinary Federation.

During the event guests will hear Matt regale tales from his glittering career – from his all-time favourite dishes to anecdotes about cooking with The Hairy Bikers, Jean-Christoph Novelli and other culinary celebrities, as well as how the events that changed his life impacted his mental health, before a Q&A session. The event will raise funds for the charity Hospitality Action which, established in 1837, offers vital assistance to all who work, or have worked within hospitality in the UK and for which Matt is an Ambassador.

Matt says:

“I am personally so proud and humbled to be invited to be an Ambassador for Hospitality Action, because, after suffering recent life-changing trauma and mental health trauma myself, and seeing how Hospitality Action brilliantly supports our industry and people, combined with my own mission for Charity to help save lives, then the invitation to be an Ambassador, to help our industry and our own people, is an utter privilege. This evening is my way of helping support this amazing charity and I look forward to looking back on a fantastic career with the Daren and the audience.”

Festival chairman, Richard Stevens, says:

“We are delighted to welcome Matt back to the festival this year – his demonstrations were always a huge draw and we are proud to do our bit to help him support this charity which does so much to support those in the hospitality industry. I for one can’t wait to hear his anecdotes and am sure that many of those who enjoyed his amazing food during his career will be keen to hear them too.”

Matt will also make a welcome return to the festival’s demonstration kitchen as compere of several of this year’s cookery demonstrations. “An Audience with Matt Davies” will take place on Wednesday 29 September at the Crown Wharf in Crown Street, with tickets priced at £5pp with all proceeds donated to Hospitality Action.

Tickets are available online via stonefooddrink.org.uk

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A BIG thank you to everyone who bought along food bank donations to the fest! 

Our lead sponsor Drac collected quite a haul from visitors over the ‘big weekend’ and this week Richie Sutherland, Managing Director of Drac Logistics and Alex Hayes, CEO of Drac Group – dropped them off at Stone Community Hub…

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A BIG thank you to everyone who bought along food bank donations to the fest!

Our lead sponsor Drac collected quite a haul from visitors over the ‘big weekend’ and this week Richie Sutherland, Managing Director of Drac Logistics and Alex Hayes, CEO of Drac Group – dropped them off at Stone Community Hub…

@stonecommhub #communtiy #foodbank #stokefood #stonefood #staffsfood #charity #staffordshire #stonefoodfest #stonefooddrinkfest #stonefoodanddrinkfestival
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Live music stage sponsor Joule’s Brewery are looking for likeminded folk who dream of taking on their own pub, individuals that are passionate about great beer, great pubs and great food. People who lead from the front, are great hosts, who aren’t afraid of pulling a pint and will dive in to embrace their local community!

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Ready for a new challenge?

Live music stage sponsor Joule’s Brewery are looking for likeminded folk who dream of taking on their own pub, individuals that are passionate about great beer, great pubs and great food. People who lead from the front, are great hosts, who aren’t afraid of pulling a pint and will dive in to embrace their local community!

Find out more today by emailing [email protected]

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Thanks for your support guys - until next year! 🍻

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🎶 Headliners The Kilns have taken the Joule`s Brewery Live Music stage - the sun is shining and the party has officially started! 🎶

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Meanwhile, over in the Talks & Tastings Tent, kindly sponsored by The Clubhouse Stoke you can learn all about - and taste - Nelson’s Distillery & School Rum! 🍹 Session stats at 12.30 - and there’s plenty more great talks to follow this afternoon! 

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Meanwhile, over in the Talks & Tastings Tent, kindly sponsored by The Clubhouse Stoke you can learn all about - and taste - Nelson’s Distillery & School Rum! 🍹 Session stats at 12.30 - and there’s plenty more great talks to follow this afternoon!

#staffordshirefoodies #stonefoodanddrink #stonefoodfestival #stokefoodscene #stonefoodanddrinkfestival #stokeontrent #stoke #wearestaffordshire #enjoystaffs #staffordshirefood #sonestaffs #stonefoodfest #stafford #staffordshirefoodanddrink #foodstagram #foodfestivals #foodfest #stonefooddrink #staffordshirefoodie #foodfestival #staffordshire
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