We are pleased to announce that the Slow Roast company has acquired Food Gusto, under the management of Kendal and Buckley Harris, who have been Food Gusto exhibitors for the past 6 years. Kendal and Buckley have a wealth of experience as caterers and in running small events and they relish the opportunity to expand by taking on the Food Gusto Food & Drink Festivals, along with the enthusiasm to maintain the culture and success.

The previous team will provide support on the planning, organisation and communication in this first year, whilst the business moves over to the Slow Roast company.

The first Food Gusto event, under new management, is the Ashby Food Gusto Festival, set for the end of May on Ashby Bath Grounds – Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th May 2023.

Find below the interest form for the Ashby Food Gusto Festival. Once filled out, we will check space and if there is a pitch available, we will send out a booking form to you via email to confirm your booking.


We will be confirming dates and releasing forms for our other events (Syston, Tamworth & Ashby Christmas) shortly. Any questions please email Bradley at admin@foodgusto.co.uk.

Food Gusto

Food Gusto are passionate about great local food and drink and we have been bringing that enthusiasm into our food festivals for the past 14 years.

Our festivals pull the local community and businesses together to celebrate the best it has to offer with a weekend of family fun, entertainment and endless plates and glasses of high quality local produce.

The visitors to our food festivals are given a chance to try gourmet food, handmade confectioneries, artisan breads, specialty beers and locally produced wines, to name a few. We also put on entertainment for you, your friends and family to enjoy such as local musicians and performers. Many of our stalls offer “try before you buy” sampling, ensuring you buy the produce you love. We also support local artisans, such as handcrafted wooden products, ceramics and fabric masterpieces and Charities.

The best food and drink – a great day out!