This year welcomes an extensive array of top chefs, including Great British Bake Off winner, John Whaite and  Steven Edwards, winner of Masterchef: The Professionals 2013 and current Head Chef at The Camelia at the local South Lodge Hotel in Horsham.

Steven Edwards said: “I’m really excited to be taking part in the Foodies Festival in Brighton, not only because it’s a premier event but also because it’s a great opportunity to celebrate the local produce available from Sussex.”

John Whaite is also excited about joining Foodies this year.  He commented: “I’m really looking forward to kicking off a summer of food and drink with Foodies Festival in Brighton this May.  It’s a pleasure to have been asked to be a part of such a great event and I can’t wait to cook something special for the people of Brighton.”

We are also joined by Richard Kirkwood from The Bell in Ticehurst, Michael Bremner from 64 degrees, Saira Hamilton, the founder of small aubergine – Fine Bengali Food pop-up restaurants; top TV chef Manju Malhi; Alex Head from The Social Pantry, Andrew Mckenzie from Drakes of Brighton and Mike Dodd from Oki Nami – all of whom will cook their signature dishes live in the Chef’s Theatre while explaining how home cooks can prepare the same dishes for friends and family.  Please see timetable for Chefs Theatre below.

Saturday 3rd May

11.30 – Manju Malhi – Top TV Chef

12.30 – Richard Kirkwood – The Bell Inn Ticehurst

13.30 – Andrew Mackenzie – Drakes of Brighton

14.30 – John Whaite – Winner of Great British Bake Off

15.30 – Alex Head – The Social Pantry

16.30 – Tomas Kowalski – Food for Friends

17.30 – Saira Hamilton – Founder of small aubergine

 

Sunday 4th May

11.30 – Stephen Crane - Ockenden Manor

12.30 – Michael Bremner – 64 Degrees

13.30 – Steven Edwards – Winner of Masterchef The Professionals 2013 & Head Chef at The Camellia

14.30 – John Whaite – Winner of Great British Bake Off

15.30 –Richard Kirkwood – The Bell Inn Ticehurst

16.30 – Saira Hamilton – Founder of small aubergine

17.30 – Manju Malhi – Top TV Chef

 

Monday 5th May

11.30 –  Saira Hamilton – Founder of small aubergine

12.30 –  John Whaite – Winner of Great British Bake Off

13.30 – Richard Kirkwood – The Bell Inn Ticehurst

14.30 – Mike Dodds – Oki Nami

15.30 – Reza Mahammad – Top TV Chef

16.30 – Manju Malhi – Top TV Chef

17.30 – TBC

Entry to the Chefs Theatre is included in the ticket price. Tickets are released at the festival on the day and are available on a first come, first served basis and entry is limited – register for free entry at the Registration Point opposite the main entrance.