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Truro Food Festival

Hospitality Table Cornwall and Truro and Penwith College are proud to be supporting Truro Food Festival for it’s first year, and hopefully for many more years to come.

Cornwall is one of the UKs top foodie destinations, and Truro Food Festival is a testament to this. Taking place over the weekend of 27 – 29 September, the city-wide festival celebrates the very best Cornish food and drink with over 30,000 visitors.

Free-to-attend Chefs Demos have been scheduled across all three days of the Festival. Visitors can expect to see celebrity and local chef demos including headliners Jack Stein and this year’s MasterChef winner Irini Tzortzoglou.

Our very own Hospitality Table Cornwall ESF Programme Designer/Develop​er and Truro and Penwith College Lecturer Tony Duce and two St Austell Brewery Apprentices will take​to the Chefs Theatre stage at 11am on Saturday.​ Tony will be joined by Paul Ainsworth’s Elly Owen​(group sommelier) and one of Paul’s apprentice from his academy.

We’re looking forward to seeing lots of familiar faces on the day including our members such as Kate Attlee, who will be on the Chefs Theatre stage at 12pm on Friday and Romy Hardeep Gill MBE who’s kicking off the Friday at 10am. 

For keen foodies why not treat yourself to a VIP Gourmet Ticket which guarantees front seating to the Chef Demos. Buy tickets here!

As well as the main Chef’s Demo Stage, there will also be a secondary stage on Boscawen Street featuring foodie talks in the mornings and free live music in the afternoons. Karen Baxter, General Manager at Hotel Tresanton will be talking on the second stage at 11am on Friday as well as Elly Owen at 10am on Saturday. Along with others to be announced, they will be representing inspirational women in hospitality which we’re proud advocates of and spoke about in our article towards the beginning of Hospitality Table Cornwall.

There’s a Cornish Food Hall packed with the best local produce and artisan traders, Gourmet Street Food stalls on Lemon Quay and Boscawen Street and a city-wide Food Trail. Keep an eye out for our Hospitality Table Cornwall stand on Lemon Quay, where you can find out more about the project, become a member, and get involved with our upcoming courses – make sure to come and say hi!

At night there’s a new pop up music venue with live performance on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. Friday is funk and disco night, featuring Mr Deluxx with support from Tribo Groove. Saturday is an upbeat party night featuring the amazing sounds of Daytoner Live, supported by the Andy Quick Band and the uber cool sister-band Hockeysmith. Then on Sunday there’s a blues and jazz session with Russell Sinclair and the Smokin’ Locos, Smokey’s King Shufflers and the amazing vocal talent that is Rue with her band. Buy tickets here!

Lee Bater, Festival Organiser said: “This is a celebration of food across the whole of Truro and there will also be foodie happenings across the city with shops, restaurants and cafes introducing their own workshops, special offers and events. These include a speciality coffee masterclass at Prime, Truro, foraging walks with The Cornwall Food Foundation and free chocolate tasting workshops at Hotel Chocolat – you can find full details on our website.”

For all ticket purchasing, please click here.

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