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Rosanna’s return – rising culinary star among headliners

Rosanna’s return – rising culinary star among headliners

The Stone Food & Drink Festival, kindly supported by Joule’s Brewery, prides itself on showcasing the best of Staffordshire’s culinary talent in its demonstration kitchen – and this year will be no exception. Making a welcome return to the bill is local girl Rosanna Moseley who, since her last appearance on the festival stage back in 2012, has risen through the ranks at Michelin-starred Adam’s in Birmingham. She reached the final 12 of BBC’s ‘Masterchef The Professionals’ in 2016 and has recently taken tenure of mentor Adam Stokes’ latest venture – The Oyster Club in Birmingham’s Temple Street – as Head Chef.

Rosanna will take the stage in the Demonstration Kitchen on Sunday 6th October at 1pm, as part of a programme that sees sessions take place in the kitchen on the hour, every hour. Also on the bill over the weekend are local freelance chef Mike Hughes, Chef and educator Chris Cohen of Fest with Friends, Stafford College’s Richard Finney, Stafford-based food blogger Sarah Winkel (A.K.A. The Credit Crunch Cooke), Andy Pickstock of Aston marina’s No.26 eatery; Luca Bellomusto of The Moat House; award-winning Stone butcher Nick Griffin; Allan Jones of Keele Hall; Smoke & Rye’s Rich James; Stuart Bruce from The Red Lion at Bradley, Joule’s Brewery’s MD Steve Nuttall and progressive Stone chef Jake Lowndes of Little Seeds.

Get hands-on in Culinary Masterclasses…

The opportunity to learn from the professionals is one of the cornerstones of this vibrant annual event – and this year there are more chances than ever to get ‘hands on’ to hone culinary skills. Sure to be popular is the ‘Wine & Cheese Tasting’ masterclass taking place at 4.30pm each day, with sommelier Patryk Kapeliński guiding students the basics of wine and food pairing techniques. Featuring some fabulous Italian wines paired with delicious cheeses from their local area, the session is available at £15pp with advance booking essential.

Those keen to learn how to preserve and store their own food will be keen to take part in the hands-on Saurkraut masterclass with Emma Cronon of Wild Pickle. During the session you’ll create your own jar of sauerkraut to take home, flavoured with various additions to suit your taste, while learning the lost art of fermentation and how it can help increase nutritional value. Sessions take place on Saturday and Sunday at 10.30am for £8pp.

Bake-off fans can try their hand at decorating cute pumpkin cupcakes with Stone’s very own ‘Queen of Cakes’, Beth Tomasik of Beth Lauren Cakes. The step-by-step process will see you create two pumpkin cupcakes to take home and the session is perfect for children accompanied by a grown-up. Cupcake sessions are on Saturday and Sunday at 12.30am and cost £6pp.

Last, but by no means least, in the Culinary Masterclass lineup are two great sessions with chef and educator Chris Cohen, who runs Feast with Friends. Designed to give you the skills to create dinner party dishes that will wow your guests, on Saturday at 3pm Chris will demonstrate how to make Pumpkin Ravioli, wild mushrooms and smoked bacon before students make their own ravioli and take the ingredients home to cook the full dish like a pro. His session on Sunday at 2pm will focus on Sous Vide cooking steak – Chris will introduce the ‘science’ behind sous vide before participants barbeque their own steak to perfection, create a fine green sauce of the world – then walk away with a great steak sandwich! Both of these sessions cost £12pp and advance online booking is essential.

As well as the culinary masterclasses, families will be delighted to hear that Kiddy Cook North Staffs will be back offering free kids’ cookery classes in the Little Foodies’ zone on Saturday & Sunday. All those taking part in masterclasses must also pay entry to Westbridge Park.

Talks & Tastings

Other opportunities to increase foodie knowledge come in a packed programme for the Lexus Stoke Talks & Tastings tent, where passionate producers wax lyrical on topics that include beer and wine, chocolate, toffee, gin, cocktails, wild fermentation, game butchery and cake decorating. So literally something for everyone!

The 2019 Stone Food & Drink Festival will take place on Friday 4, Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 October on Westbridge Park in Stone. Gate prices are £7pp (day ticket) and £15pp (3 day pass); accompanied under-16s get in free and a Park & Ride service will operate from Aston Marina – head to stonefooddrink.org.uk for more information and to buy advance discount tickets.

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Time to introduce four more fantastic traders you’ll find in the shopping village at Westbridge Park over the ‘big weekend’!

We Love Man Food: chunky and funky pickles, chutneys, sauces, beer jellies and cocktail jams

Little Sutton Biltong Co: Artisan biltong (dried, cured meat originating from South Africa)

Nidhoggr Mead Co: Purveyors of premium mead

Nelson’s Distillery: Multi-award-winning producer of fine craft spirits.

Have you booked your tickets yet?

@welovemanfood @nelsonsdistillery @littlesuttonbiltongcompany @nidhoggrmeadco

Time to introduce four more fantastic traders you’ll find in the shopping village at Westbridge Park over the ‘big weekend’!

We Love Man Food: chunky and funky pickles, chutneys, sauces, beer jellies and cocktail jams

Little Sutton Biltong Co: Artisan biltong (dried, cured meat originating from South Africa)

Nidhoggr Mead Co: Purveyors of premium mead

Nelson’s Distillery: Multi-award-winning producer of fine craft spirits.

Have you booked your tickets yet?

@welovemanfood @nelsonsdistillery @littlesuttonbiltongcompany @nidhoggrmeadco
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*SPONSOR SHOUT OUT*

Today we’re showing appreciation for our Sustainability Partner, Brown Recycling.

Here’s a little bit more about them and, in the coming weeks, we’ll be telling you more about how they’re helping us manage the festival’s waste to minimise its impact on the environment:

“Brown Recycling is the leading independent provider of total waste management and recycling services to businesses across Staffordshire, Cheshire, and the Midlands.
 
“From trade and commercial waste collection, to recycling solutions including cardboard, plastic, scrap metal, and hazardous materials, our total waste management services meet the needs of businesses of all sizes. And we work to the highest levels of safety, compliance, and sustainability in every aspect of our operations.
 
“Our loyal and satisfied customers choose to work with us for our 99% on time service delivery and our zero waste to landfill commitment for waste processed at our three sites in Stoke-on-Trent.”

To find out how Brown Recycling could help your business, head to: https://www.brownrecycling.co.uk

Brown Recycling 

#enjoystaffordshire #stonefoodanddrinkfest #stonefooddrinkfest #foodfestivals2024 #staffordshirefoodandrink #foodfest2024 #westbridgepark #stokefoodie #staffsfoodanddrink #sponsor #community #recycling #environment #sustainability

*SPONSOR SHOUT OUT*

Today we’re showing appreciation for our Sustainability Partner, Brown Recycling.

Here’s a little bit more about them and, in the coming weeks, we’ll be telling you more about how they’re helping us manage the festival’s waste to minimise its impact on the environment:

“Brown Recycling is the leading independent provider of total waste management and recycling services to businesses across Staffordshire, Cheshire, and the Midlands.

“From trade and commercial waste collection, to recycling solutions including cardboard, plastic, scrap metal, and hazardous materials, our total waste management services meet the needs of businesses of all sizes. And we work to the highest levels of safety, compliance, and sustainability in every aspect of our operations.

“Our loyal and satisfied customers choose to work with us for our 99% on time service delivery and our zero waste to landfill commitment for waste processed at our three sites in Stoke-on-Trent.”

To find out how Brown Recycling could help your business, head to: https://www.brownrecycling.co.uk

Brown Recycling

#enjoystaffordshire #stonefoodanddrinkfest #stonefooddrinkfest #foodfestivals2024 #staffordshirefoodandrink #foodfest2024 #westbridgepark #stokefoodie #staffsfoodanddrink #sponsor #community #recycling #environment #sustainability
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Four more fantastic traders you’ll find in this year’s Shopping Village at Westbridge Park on 5, 6 & 7 July 2024…

Shaw Meats – Gluten Free Butcher whose range includes Salamis, Cured Meats, Game, Fresh Meats, Fresh Sausages, Burgers, Black Pudding, Haggis

Sixtowns Gin - Stoke's finest spirits.

Blueberry Hill Preserves - Hand-made preserves with a big dollop of northern soul of a different type - an amazing amount of flavour packed into every jar...

Flint & Flame - Exquisite German steel knives

@shawmeatsltd @sixtownsbar @blueberryhillpreserves @flintandflameuk 

#stonefooddrinkfest #stonefoodanddrinkfest #westbridgepark #enjoystaffordshire #FoodFestivalFun #foodanddrink #foodiesofinstagram #staffordshirefoodandrink #foodstalls #foodfest2024 #artisanfoodproducers #westmidlandsfood #westmidlands #artisanfood #foodfestivals2024 #foodadndrink #staffsfoodanddrink #staffsfood #stokefoodie #stokefood #foodies #foodlovers

Four more fantastic traders you’ll find in this year’s Shopping Village at Westbridge Park on 5, 6 & 7 July 2024…

Shaw Meats – Gluten Free Butcher whose range includes Salamis, Cured Meats, Game, Fresh Meats, Fresh Sausages, Burgers, Black Pudding, Haggis

Sixtowns Gin - Stoke`s finest spirits.

Blueberry Hill Preserves - Hand-made preserves with a big dollop of northern soul of a different type - an amazing amount of flavour packed into every jar...

Flint & Flame - Exquisite German steel knives

@shawmeatsltd @sixtownsbar @blueberryhillpreserves @flintandflameuk

#stonefooddrinkfest #stonefoodanddrinkfest #westbridgepark #enjoystaffordshire #FoodFestivalFun #foodanddrink #foodiesofinstagram #staffordshirefoodandrink #foodstalls #foodfest2024 #artisanfoodproducers #westmidlandsfood #westmidlands #artisanfood #foodfestivals2024 #foodadndrink #staffsfoodanddrink #staffsfood #stokefoodie #stokefood #foodies #foodlovers
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Stone Street Food is underway in the High Street. We’re here till 9pm - who’s joining us? 🍕🍔🌭🥙🌮🍩🥘🍛

Stone Street Food is underway in the High Street. We’re here till 9pm - who’s joining us? 🍕🍔🌭🥙🌮🍩🥘🍛 ...

It’s time to shout out another four of the fabulous traders who’ll be gracing the festival shopping village on 5, 6 & 7 July at Westbridge Park - three of which have a refreshing theme fitting for this mini heatwave ☀️

Natural Iced Lemonade – Delicious, fresh lemonade made on site…

Black Lodge Potions - Premium craft spirits, conjured in the Black Lodge!

Great British Cheese Co - Cheese is not just an ingredient but should be the main feature of the dish, board or plate!

Root2Ginger – Concentrated, alcohol free ginger drinks made using premium organic products including cold pressed Peruvian ginger root, raw cane sugar, lemon juice, fresh limes and spices.

@blacklodgepotions @greatbritishcheese @root2ginger 

#FoodFestivalFun #stonefoodanddrinkfest #staffordshirefoodandrink #foodfestivals2024 #westmidlands #foodanddrink #westbridgepark #enjoystaffordshire #artisanfood #artisanfoodproducers #foodstalls #foodiesofinstagram #stonefooddrinkfest #foodfest2024 #westmidlandsfood

It’s time to shout out another four of the fabulous traders who’ll be gracing the festival shopping village on 5, 6 & 7 July at Westbridge Park - three of which have a refreshing theme fitting for this mini heatwave ☀️

Natural Iced Lemonade – Delicious, fresh lemonade made on site…

Black Lodge Potions - Premium craft spirits, conjured in the Black Lodge!

Great British Cheese Co - Cheese is not just an ingredient but should be the main feature of the dish, board or plate!

Root2Ginger – Concentrated, alcohol free ginger drinks made using premium organic products including cold pressed Peruvian ginger root, raw cane sugar, lemon juice, fresh limes and spices.

@blacklodgepotions @greatbritishcheese @root2ginger

#FoodFestivalFun #stonefoodanddrinkfest #staffordshirefoodandrink #foodfestivals2024 #westmidlands #foodanddrink #westbridgepark #enjoystaffordshire #artisanfood #artisanfoodproducers #foodstalls #foodiesofinstagram #stonefooddrinkfest #foodfest2024 #westmidlandsfood
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Check out this year’s site map, kindly sponsored by Stonegate Wealth Management!

Based in the heart of Stone, Stonegate Wealth Management is a financial planning practice specialising in pensions, investments and trusts. It provides bespoke financial advice and solutions to help clients plan their future, manage their wealth and make their money work as hard as it possibly can - find out more at stonegatewealth.co.uk

Thanks for the support, guys! 🙌

#community #foodanddrink #stonefoodanddrinkfest #westmidlands #wearestaffs #foodfestivals2024 #staffordshirefoodandrink #enjoystaffordshire #FoodFestivalFun #westbridgepark #sponsor #community

Check out this year’s site map, kindly sponsored by Stonegate Wealth Management!

Based in the heart of Stone, Stonegate Wealth Management is a financial planning practice specialising in pensions, investments and trusts. It provides bespoke financial advice and solutions to help clients plan their future, manage their wealth and make their money work as hard as it possibly can - find out more at stonegatewealth.co.uk

Thanks for the support, guys! 🙌

#community #foodanddrink #stonefoodanddrinkfest #westmidlands #wearestaffs #foodfestivals2024 #staffordshirefoodandrink #enjoystaffordshire #FoodFestivalFun #westbridgepark #sponsor #community
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