Ottery Food and Families Festival 2022
Saturday 3rd September
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. Below is a taste of what we had last year. This year’s entertainment is still being finalised.
Chef's Demo Marquee
Food Demos, with commentary by Mark Godfrey from the Deer Park Country House.
Festival opening & Announcements
- 10:30 – 11:15
Devon Cookery SchoolJazzi Curley specialises in world food from Thai, Mexican, Italian to Vietnamese and today will cooking delicious and decadent shredded duck spring rolls with home-made hoisin dipping sauce.
- 11:30 – 12:15
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.
- 12:30 – 13:30
Lympstone ManorMichael Caines or Liam Finnegan will creating an amazing dish in his distinctive style of modern European cuisine utilising the very best local, artisanal produce and ingredients.
- 14:00 – 14:45
The Samosa LadyTime to go vegan! Traditionally Gujarati food is vegetarian/vegan. So Samosa Lady will be cooking up a vegan feast, that's nutritional and very yummy! You won't miss meat when you taste this.
AnnouncementWinner of the Sainsburys pizza creation children’s competition
- 16:00 – 16:45
The Big Cook Off!Salami Steve and Chris Piper (Piper Wines) and a surprise chef of the day will go head to head in our chef finale of the day. Don’t miss it!
- 10:15 - 11:15
Kings Manor Care HomeMichelle Strode will show us how she gets the resident’s taste buds tingling!
- 11:30 - 12:30
Volunteer InnGemma Youlden will be cooking a pan-seared pigeon breast with red wine poached pear, accompanied by a blackberry and toasted walnut salad – inspired by her family love game shooting.
- 13:30 – 14:30
Food and ForageTessa Stone will demonstrate some simple ways to bring colour and wellbeing with the use of herbal vinegars and oils, that can be used in salads or dressing or even to treat colds and boost the immune system, and will guide how us to make a few to try at home.
- 14:45 – 15:45
Zero Waste CookeryPierre Graeber will focus on good tips,zero waste and homemade presents better than a manufactured.
The Creative Cabin
Come and explore the cabin! Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) and Wild East Devon have launched a new travelling creative space – the Creative Cabin. This is a fun and creative space to explore art and nature in your neighbourhood.
The Cabin hosts a broad range of activities, projects, talks, films, performances and workshops which creatively explore our relationship to nature and the climate emergency.
Drop into the cabin to join in a Climate Conversation.
Climate Conversations brings together local activists and project groups, with academics and artists specialising in these fields.
They will reflect on four key themes:
Sainsburys will be running a colouring competition to design a pizza. This colouring competition can be collected from the Ottery St Mary Sainsburys from Sunday 04 September or coloured in on the day.
There will be 3 winners from each age category, the winners will be chosen and announced at 15:00 on the Festival day and the winners will get to come into store and actually make their pizzas, as well as receiving a prize from Sainsburys.
They would then be on sale to all Sainsburys Ottery customers for a weekend.