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Our celebrity headline chefs and talented local chefs will be cooking up a storm throughout the event. Big names such as Rosemary Shrager, Jean Christoph Novelli and Dean Edwards have headlined the event in the past, complemented by popular chefs including Felice Tocchini, Richard Fox, Rachel Green and regional chefs from Carluccio’s to name a few. Watch this space to see who will be headlining the Foodie Festival this year!
Live music, street entertainment, competitions, free face painting and fun activities will make sure that there is something for all the family at this celebration of all things tasty. The event will be taking place throughout the pedestrianised city centre and admission is free.
This free event is for all the family and takes place throughout the pedestrianised city centre.
Saturday 10am – 5.30pm
Sunday 11am – 4.00pm
The 2017 Worcester Foodie Festival programme will be available from July 2017. In the meantime, get a flavour of what the event is all about and see what was on during the 2016 Worcester Foodie Festival and take a look at the comprehensive event programme.
**Exciting details coming soon. Please watch this space!**
Find out more about food and drink matching and join one of the free tasting sessions in front of the Guildhall. Tasting sessions will feature a variety of cheeses in combination with local beers, wines and ciders – kindly sponsored by and available from local businesses – Cornmarket Deli, Bottles Wine Bar & Merchants as well as Foodie Festival stalls.
As part of the sessions our cheese experts Martin Mills and Roy McDonald will also be introducing you to ‘smorging’ – an indulgent grazing style of eating based on the Scandinavian smørgåsbord – so discover new exciting ways of eating your favourite cheeses.
Free tasting sessions last between 30 and 45 minutes. Participants must be 18 years or over. Spaces are allocated on a first come first served basis on the day.
The Everton family have been in the wine and food trade since 1918. Richard Everton joined the family business back in 1983 having already spent much of his teenage years working in the family flagship store in Ombersley. He spent time working in France and South Africa and has been travelling the world tasting and buying wine. Richard’s son, now working in London, is the fourth generation of the family to enter the trade!
Richard now has set up a new style operation in New Street called Bottles Wine Bar & Merchants, which is a hybrid wine shop and wine bar, also regularly welcoming wine makers from all over the world to show their wines to the end user.
At the festival Richard will be introducing foodies to the perfect wines to match dishes presented by chefs on the main stage and as part of the food and drink tasting sessions.
Children of all ages have the opportunity to experiment and play, while learning how to combine basic ingredients to create delicious bakes at the dedicated kids cookery area in Bell Square/Chapel Walk at CrownGate Shopping Centre.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free sessions last approx. 20 to 45 minutes each on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, depending on the number of participating kids (max. 20). Spaces for these free sessions are allocated on a first come first served basis on the day and cannot be pre-booked.
Past activities have included dedicated kids cookery sessions, Backwoods Cooking by Worcester 3rd Scouts, face painting, crafts and theatre sessions. **More details available in July**
For just the price of a smile, youngsters can have their faces painted by at the Foodie Festival.
Challenge your family and friends to a game of Connect 4 or Draughts whilst out and about at the Foodie Festival.
Come on kids! Colour in the picture for a chance to win great family prizes.
**Available from July** For a colouring in template pick up a copy of the Foodie Festival programme from a Worcester city centre business, cut out the feature of the Berrows Worcester Journal wrap, download and print the image on this page or visit the Kids Cookery Demo area at CrownGate near Jojo Maman Bébé.
Once you have completed colouring in the picture and filled in your contact details, please submit your entry to the competition box by 4pm on Sunday 6th August 2017.
There are plenty of food and drink themed special offers, in-store competitions, sampling opportunities and fun activities for kids and grown-ups at local city centre businesses. Why not pop in whilst you shop, eat and play and explore what Worcester has to offer you.
**Further information available in July**
Offers, activities and competitions valid during the Foodie Festival weekend from Saturday 5th to Sunday 6th August only, unless otherwise stated. Opening times may vary.
Meet Watch out for comedy chefs, quirky mobile cookery demos and stiltwalkers throughout the event. Worcester’s streets will be alive with lots of Foodie themed entertainment.
**Details to follow in July**
Take a seat and enjoy your food and drink at the Foodie Festival whilst listening to some live tunes by talented local musicians . The main band stand is on the High Street with further performance areas in Pump Street and High Street.
Entertainment Schedule – Saturday 5th August 2017
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Entertainment Schedule – Sunday 6th August 2017
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Worcester Foodie Special Summer Sessions at CrownGate Food Quarter
We have a fantastic line-up of local acoustic acts for you to soak up with the sunshine, whilst you enjoy a bite to eat or refreshments at one of our eateries.
Located outside Huntingdon Hall; Summer Sessions can be enjoyed from the outdoor seating areas of GBK, Bill’s, Carluccio’s, Coffee Dough, Wildwood and The Green Room, every Thursday and Saturday, throughout the summer.
**Line up details to follow in July**
For more information please visit www.crowngate-worcester.co.uk/summersessions/
You certainly won’t go hungry at the Worcester Foodie Festival! Browse more than 70 stalls by local businesses and selected food and drink providers. Enjoy a bite to eat at the event and save yourself the washing up or appreciate a pint of refreshing cider, ale or juice whilst listening to live music. Why not stop by and find some tasty treats for you to enjoy at home, including cheeses, pies, meats and sweets. The Foodie Festival market in High Street and Pump Street will be open from 10am to 5.30pm on Saturday and from 11am to 4pm on Sunday.
**Stallholder details to follow in July**
Stalls/businesses in purple are local city centre BID businesses
Not only do food and drink businesses let their creative juices flow, but also a number of galleries, fashion, accessories and cookware shops have joined the event theme, coming up with mouthwatering displays. Help us judge their efforts and vote for your favourite window display to enter for a chance to win great prizes.
**Further details to follow in July**
Terms & Conditions apply.
GETTING OUT & ABOUT
CrownGate Shopping Centre
There is no need to rush your visit at the Foodie Festival or when you’re out for a tasty treat at CrownGate’s food quarter. CrownGate’s pay on exit car park is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Park for a flat rate of £1 between 5pm and 9am or take advantage of £1 all day parking on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Visit www.crowngate-worcester.co.uk for full details.
For early birds NCP Cathedral Plaza car park offers all day parking for just £3.60 if you arrive between 6.30am and 9.30am for a stay up to 12 hours the same day. Visit www.ncp.co.uk for full details.
Worcester City Council
All day parking at Worcester City Council car parks starts from £3.50 per day. Parking is free after 9pm and only £1 at selected car parks between 7pm and 9pm. Visit www.worcester.gov.uk/parking for full details and rates at individual car parks.
Worcestershire County Cricket Club
Park at Worcestershire County Cricket Club in front of Premier Inn for £2.50 for 3 hours, £3.50 for 12 hours or £5.50 for 24 hours.
Explore Worcester’s fantastic food and drink offer at more than 150 local city centre businesses. Tantalise your taste buds at quality restaurants, cosy cafés, stylish bars and traditional pubs to clubs, takeaways and delis. There are also a number of specialist retailers offering food and drink related products and essentials for house and home.
Alexanders Bar/The Brick Room, New Street
Amigos Mexican Restaurant, Friar Street
Amoré, Reindeer Court
Baguette Man, Broad Street
Bill’s, Chapel Walk/CrownGate
Bodega Cantina, Foregate Street
Bolero Bar and Kitchen, Foregate Street
Boots The Chemist, High Street
Boston Tea Party, Broad Street
Bottles Wine Bar & Merchants, New Street
Brown’s at the Quay, Quay Street
Burgerworks, Friar Street
Bushwackers, The Avenue
Café Mela, Foregate Street
Café Rouge, Friar Street
Café Snowdrop at St Richard’s Hospice, St Swithin’s Street
Café Zest at House of Fraser, Chapel Walk/CrownGate
Caffe Bolero, St Nicholas Street
Caffe Nero, Broad Street and The Shambles
Carluccio’s, Chapel Walk/CrownGate
Casablanca Wine Bar, Copenhagen Street
Charlies Café Bar, Sidbury
Chesters, New Street
Chicks, The Cross
Chocolate Deli, New Street
Chung Ying Garden, Friar Street
City Café at the Infirmary/University of Worcester,
Clockwatchers Café, Mealcheapen Street
Coffee Dough, Chapel Walk/CrownGate
Coffee #1, Pump Street
Coffee Warehouse, The Foregate
Colston Bakery & Café Deco, Broad Street
Cookmate, Broad Street
Cornish Bakehouse, Broad Street
Cornmarket Deli, Cornmarket
Cote Brasserie, High Street
Costa Coffee, High Street, The Cross and Foregate Street
Creams Café Worcester, St Nicholas Street
Crown Burger & Kebab House, Angel Place
Deli & Café by J C LeLis, The Cross
Deli Corporation, Sidbury
Diglis House Hotel, Severn Street
Eagle Vaults, Friar Street
Efes Takeaway, Angel Street
El Mexicana, The Cross
Elgars Coffee Shop, Reindeer Court
Flames World Buffet, The Foregate
Fownes Hotel, City Walls Road
Francini Café de Colombia, Angel Place
French Connection Baguettes, The Foregate
G & Tea, Friar Street
Galleria Italiana, Friar Street
Ginger Pig Café Bar & Bistro, Copenhagen Street
Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Chapel Walk/CrownGate
Grape Tree, Friary Walk/CrownGate & Mealcheapen Street
Greggs, High Street and The Shambles
Greyfriars House & Garden (NT), Friar Street
Hand in Glove, College Street
Hangar Café, Reindeer Court
Holland & Barrett, Mealcheapen Street
House of Coffee, High Street
Housewives Choice, Church Street
Iceland, Friary Walk/CrownGate
Imperial Tavern, St Nicholas Street
Jaqz’s Chicken & Chips, Foregate Street
Jessica’s, Mealcheapen Street
Karma Indian Restaurant, Broad Street
Karmic Café, The Shambles
Keystones Cocktail Club, Copenhagen Street
King Charles II, New Street
Lifestyle Express, Broad Street
M & M Meats, St Swithin’s Street
Mac & Jac’s, Friar Street
Malpas Stallard, Fish Street
Marks & Spencer, High Street
Massalla Indian Restaurant, Broad Street
McDonalds, The Foregate
Mediterranean Fish Bar, Broad Street
Mode Sports Bar & Grill, Angel Row
Museum of Royal Worcester, Severn Street
Nando’s Chicken Restaurant, Friar Street
No. 35 Wine Bar, Foregate Street
O’Neills, St Nicholas Street
Our Taste of Portugal, The Hopmarket
Pan Pizza, New Street
Papas Caffe, New Street
Parsons, The Shambles
Patisserie Valerie, Broad Street
Petifrance, St Swithin’s Street
Ping An Oriental, Pump Street
Pizza Express, College Street
Pizza Milano, Foregate Street
Poppins, The Foregate
Pranzo Baguette Shop, Broad Street
Primo Bar and Dining, Sidbury
Quinns Coffee House, Friary Walk/CrownGate
Revital, The Shambles
Royal Exchange, Cornmarket
Saffrons Bistro, New Street
Sainsbury’s, Foregate Street
Shakeaway, Pump Street
Shakeeys, Angel Street
Siam Smile, College Street
SIN, New Street
Singapore Restaurant, Friar Street
Slug and Lettuce, The Cross
Starbucks, The Cross
Subway Sandwich Shop, Friar Street & The Cross
Tesco Express, Foregate Street
Thai Gallery, Friar Street
The Balcony Café at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum,
The Café at Debenhams, High Street
The Cardinal’s Hat, Friar Street
The Conservatory, Friar Street
The Courtyard, St Nicholas Street
The Cricketers, Angel Street
The Crown, Broad Street
The Farriers Arms, Fish Street
The Green Room, Chapel Walk/CrownGate
The Hive Café, Sawmill Walk
The Horn & Trumpet, Angel Street
The Kings Head, Sidbury
The Maltster, Cornmarket
The Market, Cornmarket
The Old Greyhound, New Street
The Old Rectifying House, North Parade
The Old Palace/Diocese of Worcester, Deansway
The Olive Branch, Church Street
The Palette at Heart of Worcestershire College, The Butts
The Pheasant, New Street
The Plough, Fish Street
The Postal Order, Foregate Street
The Swan with Two Nicks/Drummonds, New Street
The View at Heart of Worcestershire College, Deansway
Thorntons, The Shambles
Thyme Restaurant at Premier Inn, New Road
Time to Eat, The Hopmarket
Tonic, Foregate Street
Tramps & Velvet Nightclub, Angel Place
Travelodge, High Street
Tudor House, Friar Street
Valentino’s, Foregate Street
Warman’s, Mealcheapen Street
Whittard of Chelsea, Chapel Walk/CrownGate
Wildwood Kitchen, Chapel Walk/CrownGate
Worcester Arts Workshop/Café Bliss, Sansome Street
Worcester Cathedral Cloister Café, College Yard
Worcester Kebab House, Shaw Street
Worcester Whitehouse Hotel, Foregate Street
Worcestershire County Cricket Club, New Road
Ye Olde Talbot Hotel, Sidbury
Yum Yum Oriental Foods, St Nicholas Street
Zizzi’s, High Street
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Terms & Conditions applicable to all of the above competitions and prize draws:
Only one entry per person per household. Each entry must have a unique email address. Employees (and their immediate families) of Worcester BID, prize sponsors and other participating businesses in the above competitions are not eligible to enter the Worcester Foodie Festival competitions and prize draws. Age restrictions on social media competitions are down to the policies of that channel e.g. Facebook you must be 14 years of age or over. Winners will be selected at random and informed within 4 weeks of the closing date.
Prize details are featured on the individual competition page. As prizes are seasonal and contributed by local Worcester BID businesses, these may be subject to change; in this instance they will be subject to substitution by an equivalent product. Individual terms and conditions apply. No cash alternative will be offered. Only entrants 18 years or over are eligible for alcohol related prizes, substitute products may be available for under 18 year olds.
In entering the Worcester Foodie Festival competitions you agree to receive updates from the Worcester Business Improvement District (BID), unless opted out.
The Worcester BID will not pass details onto third parties apart from the businesses sponsoring prizes for the event, unless opted out.
BID businesses and stallholders can find out further details about how to get involved in the Worcester Foodie Festival activities here. Please note the application deadline for stalls is Wednesday 31st May. Stalls are subject to availability.
To register your interest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, your business’ name, full postal address, contact phone number, an overview of products you would like to sell and activities you would like to get involved in. You can also speak with Nadja and Sam on 01905 731612 to discuss your ideas.