Food heroes flock to Padstow Christmas Festival

Padstow Christmas Festival Line up!

Padstow Christmas Festival Chefs

Organisers of Padstow Christmas Festival have unveiled new additions to this year’s event with a second series of food forums and more celebrity chefs on stage.

Food hero Rick Stein, award-winning chef Brian Turner CBE, TV chef Phil Vickery, Michelin starred Angela Hartnett and restaurateur and food writer Mark Hix join a host of other culinary stars in the most impressive lineup yet at the three day event (Friday 7 – Sunday 9 December).

Set around the picturesque harbour of this North Cornish fishing town, the Padstow Christmas Festival attracts thousands of visitors who delight in the unique blend of family-friendly Christmas entertainment, live music and festive food.

Festival organiser Tina Evans said: “The festival is now in its fifth year and has continued to go from strength to strength. The timetable is jam packed for 2012 and the festivities are spread across the whole town, with many local businesses and restaurants running special offers.

“The support we have received from local chefs, in particular Rick (Stein) and The Seafood Restaurant, has been unbelievable. It is wonderful to have such big name chefs coming to Padstow to appear at our festival.”

Following their popular debut last year, a series of food forums will again feature at the festival. The forums will see some of the country’s leading industry professionals debate contemporary food issues in front of a live audience.

Originally the idea of Padstow’s resident chef Rick Stein, this year’s forums will look at topics such as the real price of milk, pop up restaurants and women in hospitality.

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