Edinburgh Christmas

23 - 25 November 2018

Foodies Festival Christmas returns to Edinburgh’s EICC 23, 24, 25 November

Foodies Festival Christmas, Edinburgh’s favourite food festival, kicks off the festive season at the EICC on 23, 24 & 25 November

Watch Celebrity MasterChef Winner 2018 John Partridge and  MasterChef Winner 2018 Kenny Tutt cooking live in The Chefs Theatre!

Foodies Festival is bringing the Christmas spirit back to the EICC on the 23, 24 and 25 November. Take home recipes and top tips from MasterChef winners such as Kenny TuttGreat British Menu stars such as Ally McGrath and top Scottish chefs such as Roberta Hall at The Little Chart Room, Scott Davies at The Three Chimneys, Phil Hickman at Brasserie Prince by Alan Roux, Daniel Ashmore at The Pompadour by Galvin, Maciek Zielinski at Mono Restaurant, Ishu Mehrota at Fishmarket Restaurant and Neil Forbes at Cafe St Honore who will all be cooking up their festive favourites in the Chefs’ Theatre.

Watch Great British Bake Off stars such as Tom Hetherington and top patisserie chefs who will be baking up show-stopping cakes and treats in the Cakes and Desserts Theatre along with Charlotte White ‘The Burlesque Baker’.

Take part in our Festive Foodies Workshop where you can learn to create Dried Orange Garlands with Fragrant Botanicals, learn how to make Edible Gifts for Christmas, take part in Champagne Tastings, Christmas Canape Workshops, Create The Perfect Cheeseboard for Christmas and learn how to create the ultimate Christmas Cocktails.

Learn all the skills to become the ultimate host this Christmas at the 12 Top Tip festive masterclasses, get merry with Craft Beer, Wine & Champagne masterclasses with experts Charles Metcalfe and Diana Thompson at Wine Events Scotland in the Drinks Theatre, discover your new favourite tipple at Gin Alley and browse for Christmas gifts in the Artisan Producers Market. Bring the kids along to the Elf’s Cookery School, taste flavours of the world at Street Food Avenue, indulge in award-winning treats at Pudding Hall, or enjoy Christmas carols and music from renowned local choirs. With a  VIP area, a Vintage Tea Room and a Champagne Ski Bar, Foodies Festival is the only place to kick off the festive season.


Venue Address:

Edinburgh International Conference Centre
The Exchange Edinburgh,
150 Morrison St,
Edinburgh EH3 8EE

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Opening times:

Friday 23rd November

5pm - 9pm

Saturday 24th November

10am - 6pm

Sunday 25th November

10am - 5pm

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Good to know:

Showguide £4

What to do?

Festival timetable

Friday 23rd November

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Saturday 24th November

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Sunday 25th November

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Chefs Theatre

17.30 Ally McGrath – Osso & Great British Menu

18.30 Barry Bryson – Cater Edinburgh

19.30 Ian Pirrie – The Edinburgh School of Food & Wine

Cake & Bake Theatre

17.30 Charlotte White ‘The Burlesque Baker’

18.30 Amy Lorimer of Baking with Granny

19.30 Charlotte White ‘The Burlesque Baker’

Drinks Theatre

17.30 Spanish Wines with Charles Metcalfe

18.30 The Pleasure of Port with Charles Metcalfe

19.30 The Champagne Cave Tasting

Festive Workshop

17.30 Chocolate Tasting with Pacari Chocolate

18.30 Christmas Cupcake Decorating

19.30 Dried Orange Garlands with Fragrant Botanicals

Chefs Theatre

11.00 Ian Pirrie – The Edinburgh School of Food & Wine

12.00 Daniel Ashmore – The Pompadour by Galvin Brothers

13.00 John Partridge – Celebrity MasterChef Winner 2018

14.00 Scott Davies – The Three Chimneys

15.00 Kenny Tutt – MasterChef Winner 2018

16.00 Spencer Matthews – MIC star & Celebrity MasterChef Finalist 2018

Cake & Bake Theatre

10.30 Charlotte White ‘The Burlesque Baker’

11.30 Larah Bross of Bross Bagels

12.30 Tom Hetherington – Great British Bake Off

13.30 Kenny Tutt – MaterChef Winner 2018

14.30 Marie Claire Semeraro of Casa Angelina

15.30 Amy Lorimer of Baking with Granny

16.30 Aisha Elshani of Honeycomb & Co

Drinks Theatre

10.30 Diana Thompson of Wine Events Scotland

11.30 Spanish Wines with Charles Metcalfe

12.30 Diana Thompson of Wine Events Scotland

13.30 The Pleasure of Port with Charles Metcalfe

14.30 Diana Thompson of Wine Events Scotland

15.30 The Champagne Cave Tasting

16.30 Wine Tasting with Charles Metcalfe

Festive Workshop

11.30 Dried Orange Garlands with Fragrant Botanicals

12.30 Christmas Canapes Workshop

13.30 Champagne Tasting for Christmas

14.30 Chocolate Tasting with Pacari Chocolate

15.30 Christmas Cupcake Decorating

16.30 Christmas Cocktail Masterclass

Elf’s Cookery School

10.30 Gingerbread Man Decorating

12.00 Christmas Cookies & Snowman Peppermint Creams

13.30 Gingerbread Man Decorating

15.00 Christmas Cookies & Snowman Peppermint Creams

16.30 Gingerbread Man Decorating

Chefs Theatre

11.00 Ishu Mehrota – Fishmarket Restaurant

12.00 Neil Forbes – Café St Honore

13.00 Phil Hickman – Brasserie Prince by Alan Roux

14.00 TBC

15.00 Roberta Hall – The Little Chart Room

16.00 Mackiek Zielinski – Mono Restaurant

Cake & Bake Theatre

10.30 Charlotte White ‘The Burlesque Baker’

11.30 Aisha Elshani of Honeycomb & Co

12.30 Larah Bross of Bross Bagels

13.30 Amy Lorimer of Baking with Granny

14.30 Tom Hetherington – Great British Bake Off

15.30 Charlotte White – End of The Festive Show Show!

Drinks Theatre

10.30 Spanish Wines with Charles Metcalfe

11.30 Diana Thompson of Wine Events Scotland

12.30 The Pleasure of Port with Charles Metcalfe

13.30 Diana Thompson of Wine Events Scotland

14.30 Wine Tasting with Charles Metcalfe

15.30 Diana Thompson of Wine Events Scotland

16.30 The Champagne Cave Tasting

Festive Workshop

11.30 Dried Orange Garlands with Fragrant Botanicals

12.30 Christmas Canapes Workshop

13.30 Champagne Tasting for Christmas

14.30 Chocolate Tasting with Pacari Chocolate

15.30 Christmas Cupcake Decorating

16.30 Christmas Cocktail Masterclass

Elf’s Cookery School

10.30 Gingerbread Man Decorating

12.00 Christmas Cookies & Snowman Peppermint Creams

13.30 Gingerbread Man Decorating

15.00 Christmas Cookies & Snowman Peppermint Creams

16.30 Gingerbread Man Decorating