EMC Tiles Sponsor ‘The Big Bake’ at Newstead Abbey

EMC Tiles Sponsor ‘The Big Bake’ at Newstead Abbey

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THE Big Bake is back for its third year at the picturesque Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire over the Bank Holiday weekend of Saturday, 25th August to Monday, 27th August, and once again we have secured another bake-off winner for the third-time in a row to host the events workshops.

  Sophie Faldo - Bake off Winner 2017

Sophie Faldo - Bake off Winner 2017

This year’s workshop host, Great British Bake Off winner 2017 - Sophie Faldo, who wowed the judges and viewers alike with her show stopping bakes and her ability to hold her nerve in that famous Bake-Off tent, will be joining us. Her stand-out creations including her champagne cake, described by The Radio Times as ‘a work of genius’, and her trifle terrine which won her the Star Baker award in Week 5.

Molly Robbins, award-winning TV and online cake artist and star of Channel 4's Extreme Cake Makers, Series 1 & 2 will also be at the show. Channel 4 will also be filming Molly at the event as part of the series. 

Paul A Young, who is a ground-breaking and inspirational chocolatier who is at the forefront of the British chocolate scene. Paul’s passion for his craft and his cutting-edge creativity have won him numerous awards and led to him being ranked amongst the world’s best chocolatiers.

Come and see these fantastic bakers perform baking demonstrations throughout the weekend and take home some tips on how to avoid that dreaded soggy bottom.

EMC Tiles are proud to be one of this year’s sponsors of the firm family favourite event.

Managing Director, Barry Slawson said: “We are thrilled to be exhibiting at the event and are inviting people to come and join us and to be inspired by our creative ceramic tile ideas with their elegant application throughout the home and garden. The weekend’s event will be a great opportunity for us to showcase new products and ideas and also for people to see the ways in which ceramic tiles have excelled, in not only style but, size and usage.”

The Big Bake are yet again looking for budding bakers to come along and take part in this fantastic competition that includes some great prizes.

On Saturday 26th of August, successful applicants will be asked to bring along a homemade ‘Celebration Cake’ that features a decorative design that can wow our judges.

The lucky winner will be presented with a trophy by Molly Robbins, as well as £200 worth of Lakeland Vouchers.  Runners-up will get a £50 Lakeland voucher and a cookbook.   

The Big Bake is a fantastic family orientated event, with live baking demos, children’s entertainment, music and street food vendors and a host of artisan producers, there is certainly something for everyone to get involved with.

There will be a host of licensed bars around the grounds serving fabulous Gin Cocktails and prosecco, plus a real ale bar and the beautiful double deck bus bar. 

If you would like to enter for the Big Bake cake competition visit the link below 

For more information visit www.greatfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk
You can view last year’s show here https://youtu.be/_EYixJPfiBk

Bake off Winner Sophie attending 'Big Bake' at Newstead Abbey

Calling all baking fans ‘The Big Bake’ is back at Newstead Abbey in August     

We are excited to announce Chanel 4 will be filming at the show on the Sunday.   

Over the weekend august bank holiday in 2018, The Big Bake is back for its third year at the beautiful Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire.

GBBO Winner 2017 - Sophie Faldo, she wowed the judges and viewers alike with her show stopping bakes and her ability to hold her nerve in that famous Bake-Off tent.  Stand-out creations include her champagne cake, described by The Radio Times as ‘a work of genius’, and her trifle terrine which won her the Star Baker award in Week 5.

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Rustie Lee, has been working on the popular children's program the ''Twirly Woos'' and appeared in the 2017 BBC-1 prime time series ''The New Marigold Hotel''. She has also made appearances on “Loose Women.” In 2016 she wowed the crowds at the Nottingham castle food festival with her energetic cooking style and very funny cooking demonstrations.     

Molly Robbins, award winning TV and online cake artist and star of Channel 4's Extreme Cake Makers, Series 1 & 2 at the show.

Channel 4 will be filming Molly Robbins on site on the Sunday 26th as part of the series, she will be making a cake for a special guest at the festivals along with being on the judging panel for the competition.  

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Paul A Young, who is a ground-breaking and inspirational chocolatier who is at the forefront of the British chocolate scene. Paul’s passion for his craft and his cutting-edge creativity have won him numerous awards and led to him being ranked amongst the world’s best chocolatiers.

Come and see these fantastic bakers perform baking demonstrations throughout the weekend and take home some tips on how to avoid that dreaded soggy bottom.

The Big Bake are yet again looking for budding bakers to come along and take part in this fantastic competition that includes some great prizes.

On Sunday 26th of August, successful applicants will be asked to bring along a homemade ‘Decorative Cake’ that features a decorative design that can wow our judges.

The competition will also be part of Channel 4’s Extreme Cake Makers and Molly Robins will be on hand to judge and present the prizes to the contestants.

The lucky winner will be presented with a trophy and 200 worth of Lakeland Vouchers, plus a Big Bake Apron. Runners-up will get a £50 Lakeland voucher, a Big Bake Apron and a cook book.

The Big Bake is a fantastic family orientated event, with live baking demos, children’s entertainment, music and street food vendors and a host of artisan producers, there is certainly something for everyone to get involved with.

There will be a host of licensed bars around the grounds serving fabulous Gin Cocktails and prosecco, plus real ale bar and the beautiful double deck bus bar. 

For more information visit www.greatfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk Tickets on sale Friday 8th June 2018

You can view last year’s show here https://youtu.be/_EYixJPfiBk  

Calling all baking fans ‘The Big Bake’ is back at Newstead Abbey in August

Calling all baking fans ‘The Big Bake’ is back at Newstead Abbey in August

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The Big Bake is back for its third year at the beautiful Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire. 

25-26-27th of August 2018

GBBO Winner 2017 - Sophie Faldo, she wowed the judges and viewers alike with her show stopping bakes and her ability to hold her nerve in that famous Bake-Off tent.  Stand-out creations include her champagne cake, described by The Radio Times as ‘a work of genius’, and her trifle terrine which won her the Star Baker award in Week 5.

Rustie Lee, has been working on the popular children's program the ''Twirly Woos'' and appeared in the 2017 BBC-1 prime time series ''The New Marigold Hotel''. She has also made appearances on “Loose Women.” In 2016 she wowed the crowds at the Nottingham castle food festival with her energetic cooking style and very funny cooking demonstrations.     

Molly Robbins, award winning TV and online cake artist and star of Channel 4's Extreme Cake Makers, Series 1 & 2 at the show.

Paul Young, who is a ground-breaking and inspirational chocolatier who is at the forefront of the British chocolate scene. Paul’s passion for his craft and his cutting-edge creativity have won him numerous awards and led to him being ranked amongst the world’s best chocolatiers.

Come and see these fantastic bakers perform baking demonstrations throughout the weekend and take home some tips on how to avoid that dreaded soggy bottom.

The Big Bake are yet again looking for budding bakers to come along and take part in this fantastic competition that includes some great prizes.

On Saturday 26th of August, successful applicants will be asked to bring along a homemade ‘Celebration Cake’ that features a decorative design that can wow our judges.

The lucky winner will be presented with a trophy and 200 worth of Lakeland Vouchers, plus a Big Bake Apron. Runners-up will get a £50 Lakeland voucher, a Big Bake Apron and a cook book.

The Big Bake is a fantastic family orientated event, with live baking demos, children’s entertainment, music and street food vendors and a host of artisan producers, there is certainly something for everyone to get involved with.

There will be a host of licensed bars around the grounds serving fabulous Gin Cocktails and prosecco, plus real ale bar and the beautiful double deck bus bar. 

For more information visit www.greatfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk

Tickets on sale Friday 8th June 2018

You can view last year’s show here https://youtu.be/_EYixJPfiBk

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Barratt Homes Sponsor The Great Food and Drink Festival - Rufford Abbey 2018.

Barratt Homes Sponsor The Great Food and Drink Festival - Rufford Abbey 2018.

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We are delighted to announce that Barratt Homes North Midlands is a sponsor of the Great Food and Drink Festival at Rufford Abbey Country Park in Nottinghamshire 2018.

The festival will play host to some big-name industry chefs which include none other than the very popular TV chef James Martin, James will be headlining this year’s event on the Saturday with demos in the main kitchen arena.

This year’s event will boast some brand-new areas which include ‘The Gin Collection’.

Attendees can come along and enjoy gin tasting, workshops and masterclasses, plus a huge range of some of the finest artisan gin producers all located in our Gin Collection Marquee, to top it off there is a fabulous gin bar with a large seated area serving a range of wonderful gin cocktails and drinks.

The Big BBQ - a fabulous dedicated area for the lovers of the fine art of BBQ.

We have a selection of the finest purveyors of BBQ food, you can indulge on a feast of different meat treats from ribs to brisket.  We have selected only the best popup restaurants and street food in the region, you will not be disappointed.

Come and see workshops by our master butcher or watch demos by pit masters who will sharing their tips and secrets on the fine art of smoking and BBQ.

There will be a variation of competitions including the 'The Big Chilli Show Down' chilli eating contest which pits contestants against some of the fieriest chillies on the planet. The Snobby Butcher 'Hot Wings' Challenge, who will be crowned champion for of the hot wing arena for 2018?

Barratt Developments was recently awarded the maximum five star rating in a customer satisfaction survey for an unrivalled ninth year running. The company was awarded the five-star status after an industry wide survey of 45,000 buyers run by the Home Builders Federation (HBF) revealed that more than 90% of customers would recommend the developer to a friend.

Jan Ruston, Sales Director at Barratt Homes North Midlands, said “We are proud to be sponsoring the Great Food and Drink Festival at Rufford Abbey this year.   

“As a local housebuilder in the Nottinghamshire area we are committed to supporting the local community in and around the areas in which we build.”

To find out even more about Barratt Homes’ current developments, then make sure you visit their website by going to www.barratthomes.co.uk and you can find out everything you need to know about The Great Food and Drink Festivals by visiting www.greatfoodanddrinkfestivals.co.uk

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Hart’s head chef to Demo at Rufford Abbey Food and Drink Festival.

Hart’s head chef to Demo at Rufford Abbey Food and Drink Festival.

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Local independent Restaurant, Harts, are delighted to have their head chef, Dan Burridge, taking part in this year’s Great Food and Drink Festival at Rufford Abbey. Chef Dan will be taking to the stage on the same day as none other than James Martin on Saturday 26th May at 2pm.

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Chef Dan Burridge lays claim to a unique culinary style which draws on a melting pot of influences – these include his German-born mother, whom Daniel credits for educating him in the art of cookery and introducing him to restaurants that inspired him even a youngster.

 

Trained at Worcester College of Technology, this culinary whizz kid landed his first job at Colwall Park Hotel where he honed his appreciation for fine food.  Soon enough Dan reached the position of Head Chef in the prestigious Hart’s kitchen – which naturally he cites as a career highlight.  During his time, Dan has worked alongside a brigade of brilliant chefs, such as Hambleton Hall’s Michelin-starred Aaron Patterson, and put his skills as a trained pastry chef to fine use.

Claire Jolliff, Marketing Manager at Harts commented:

“As one of the leading restaurants in Nottingham we are delighted that our Head Chef Dan Burridge will be appearing at the Rufford Abbey Food and Drink Festival in 2018.  We celebrate a milestone 20th birthday, so it’s a great opportunity to showcase the Hart’s spirit of good cooking and fine dining with local foodies.”

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Hart’s Hotel & Restaurant opened in 2003 and is a contemporary, privately owned boutique hotel with 30 rooms and two suites. It is situated in a quiet location 5 minutes’ walk from the city centre with breath-taking views and a secluded resident’s garden.  The Hotel’s Park Bar serves quality wines and Champagne by the glass, as well as interesting bottled beers, cocktails, whiskies and cigars. The Bar provides a comfortable seating area for our residents to meet friends or clients, or simply to relax.

 

Over the Bank Holiday Weekend at Rufford Castle, you’ll be able to see other top named chefs such as Chris Bavan. There will be a large variety of great food and drink you can try on the day and take home with you from our superb food vendors and producers. Not only that, but you can listen to some great local music over the three days as well as having a drink from one of the many bars that will be on site too.

 

 

To find out more about Hart’s, please visit www.hartsnottingham.co.uk, where you can book a table in the restaurant. You can find out more about The Great Food and Drink Festival by visiting www.greatfoodanddrinkfestivals.co.uk

The Apprentice Star ‘Hired’ for Rufford Abbey Food Show

The Apprentice Star ‘Hired’ for Rufford Abbey Food Show

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Popular food and drink festival to be held on the May bank holiday has recruited one of the stars of the popular show.  Harrison Jones who was recently part of the BBC hit show ‘The Apprentice’ will be hosting a food demonstration on the main stage theatre on the Sunday the 27th at 12 noon.

Harrison will be talking about his time on the show and his new healthy food venture with some food demonstrations by his extremely talented chef Vinnie Raulinaitis, who has worked with the likes of Richard Corrigan and Gordon Ramsey.  The audience will have the chance to ask Harrisons questions and hopefully try some of the delicious healthy food prepared.

“I am extremely excited to be working with the festival and look forward to chatting with fans about the show and obviously a big passion of mine which is food. Its really exciting to be hosting my first demonstration in Nottinghamshire and look forward to chatting about ’Equals Health’ my new business venture, you can also come and see me and the team at our exhibition stand too as we have some exciting things happening.”

This year’s event has already confirmed James Martin on the Saturday the 26th and Sunday is the BBC’s Eat Well for less presenter Chris Bavin, plus there are lots more workshops and demonstrations happening all over the site, it’s a weekend not to be missed.

To book tickets and for further information visit www.greatfoodandrinkfestivals.co.uk