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What’s On

The Tamworth Food Gusto Festival is all about experiencing new local food & drink and enjoying a great family day out. We’ve got a great range of different activities below!

Quality Lunch

Why not try something new and enjoy lunch out where you can choose between wood fired pizza, organic beef burgers, venison and bison, spicy homemade samosas, Authentic Caribbean BBQ, Indian cuisine and Thai to name but a few. These could all be washed down with an barista coffee, local craft ale and cider, cocktails or English wines grown and produced in the Midlands.

Cooking Demonstrations

This year’s Food Gusto at Tamworth brings together a wealth of culinary ideas in the cookery marquee. All you need to know about bread making, honey production, food from Vietnam, Morocco, Thailand and how to pull off the perfect dinner party with no stress. Come along to the light-hearted demos for some fun and laughs whilst picking up some cheffy tips at the same time. Bring the dog, granny, glass of wine or whatever you fancy, sit down for 40 minutes and relax, let us do the work.

11.00 SIMON SMITH, PRIVATE CHEF, EASY ENTERTAINING
12.00 RUTH REDGATE HONEY POT BAKERY, THE JOYS OF BREAD MAKING
1.00 SIMON SMITH, PRIVATE CHEF, FOOD FROM AROUND THE WORLD
2.00 MATTHEW INGRAM HONEY, FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT BEES AND HONEY MAKING
3.00 SIMON SMITH, PRIVATE CHEF, PUDS AND PIES

The demos are being expertly ran by Simon Smith, a private chef based in Lichfield, Staffordshire. He has decades of experience in restaurants, hotels, private villas, British Embassies, yachts and cookery schools and will guide you effortlessly through some great new and easy recipes. He’s joined this year by local artisans who will open the lid on their craft and give you some insight into their process.

Live Music

We are passionate about supporting up and coming musicians. We have a line up of live music that you can sit and relax to while soaking up the great food and drink on offer.

Children’s Entertainment

There is a great selection of children’s rides available, along with face painting, henna tattoos and glitter tattoos. On Sunday we also have The Owl Man, who has a display of birds of prey.