Ottery Food and Families Festival 2023
Saturday 3rd September (last year)
The day you’ve all been waiting for...
A whole day full of Food & Drink related fun! Think chef demos, cookery workshops, things to do for the children, an entertainment stage, a market, and of course lots of (street) food and drink. Take a look at our tasty lineup for this year.
Chef's Demo Marquee
Sponsored by Smart Build, Demos Sponsored by THE PIG at Combe
- 10:30 – 11:15
THE PIG at CombePlot to plate! Dan Gavriilidis is back again at the Festival preparing fresh produce collected from THE PIG at Combe kitchen garden along with beautiful meat and fish from their local suppliers.
- 11:30 – 12:15
Winslade ManorMatt Mason will be preparing and plating something from the elegant dining menu from Winslade Manor. After 28 years as Head Chef at The Jack in the Green Matt took over as Head Chef at the Winslade Manor and Bar in 2021.
- 12:30 – 13:15
River CottageSteven Kiernan, head chef at River Cottage, will be creating a seasonal feast.
- 13:30 – 14:15
Devon Cookery SchoolJazzi Curley specialises in world food from Thai, Mexican and Italian to Vietnamese. She will give you a fun, relaxed and informative cooking experience.
- 14:30 – 15:15
Michael Caines Academy at Exeter CollegeOliver Smith will be cooking pan fried fillet of Brixham bass with crispy new potatoes, salsa verde and buttered samphire finished with a white wine sauce.
- 15:30 – 16:15
The Thirsty FarmerMarc Slater will be cooking a One Pan Dish of seared West Country scallops, chorizo, samphire, spinach and asparagus, and a main course of 18 hour pork belly with honey, soy and 5 spiced glaze, bok choy, Asian slaw and noodles.
- 16:30 – 17:15
The Big Cook Off!Tessa Stone from Food and Forage and Pierre Graeber of Zero Waste Cookery, go head to head in our chef fi nale of the day. Using ingredients foraged from the Festival our chefs will be creating a delicious meal that’s local, left over and sustainable.
Sponsored by King’s Manor
- 10:30 - 11:30
Michelle Strode - King’s Manor Care HomeMichelle will show us how she gets the to create a delicious dish from foraged resident’s taste buds tingling!
- 11:45 – 12:45
Zero Waste CookeryPierre Graeber will focus on tips for creating zero waste and show how a homemade present can be so much better than a manufactured one. He will demonstrate how to make an apricot Oronais Danish pastry with no wastage.
- 13:00 – 14:00
Food and ForageTessa Stone will be demonstrating how to create a delicious dish from foraged ingredients.
- 14:15 - 15:15
Sara’s Petite CuisineSara will be sharing some secrets from the world of patisserie.
- 15:30 - 16:30
Devon Cookery SchoolJazzi will be leading a class in the cookery workshop where she will be making Vietnamese Summer Rolls with a delicious peanut dipping sauce.
The Wellbeing Tent
This year, we are very excited to have our first ever Wellbeing tent. We have a packed day planned with demos, taster classes, talks and therapies all FREE.
Keep an eye on our social media pages to book into classes and therapies. We look forward to seeing you there!
- 10:00 - 10:30
Genevieve Temple from Ottery Forest FitMidlife Calm, Core and Strength taster class
- 10:40 - 11:10
Therapy Session 1Phil de Jong homeopathy; Anne Clemo Weleda consultant and LED InBody scanner
- 11:20 - 11:50
Katie Arscott from Simple WellbeingTalk on Menopause Yoga and Women’s Wellbeing
- 12:00 - 13:00
Therapy Session 2Tracey Paddon - Women’s myofascial release massage; Lily Rosier and Jen Golder from the Pig at Combe's Potting Shed Spa - hand/arm massages; Sarah Thackeray from Revive Massage - Reflexology; Ottery Osteo and Physio; LED InBody Scanner
- 13:10 - 13:40
Andie Stansell of As FitTalk by strength and fitness expert
- 13:50 - 14:20
Kara Green from The Rainbow Warriors – Aura StudioKids’ Yoga and Mindfulness
- 14:30 - 15:00
Genevieve TempleMove It or Lose It taster class for older adults
- 15:10 - 15:40
Kara from The Rainbow Warriors – Aura StudioSound Bath
- 15:50 - 16:20
Claire Quick of Practical HealthTalk by nutritionist
- 16:30 - 17:00
Sarah Thackeray from Revive YogaGentle yoga
Sponsored by Exe Mortgages
The Creative Cabin
We’re pleased to welcome back three interactive family activities. All FREE!
Climate Conversations brings together local activists and project groups, with academics and artists specialising in these fields. We will be reflecting on four key themes - nature, food, energy, reduce/reuse/recycle.
Alan Bruford has been involved in running outdoor experiences for young people and their families for many years. Come and join him around the fire for forest school activities for all ages.
Drama Tots will be back with free mini-sessions for 18 month old to 5 year olds. Come along to dance, sing and role play; a whole world of adventure with your little ones. See why they have been voted ‘Most Loved Childrens’ Activity by What’s on 4 Kids. Follow the bubbles!
And new for 2022 come and try your hand at ‘milking’ Jurassic Fibre’s cow!