Craft Guild of Chef members and Twitter followers can benefit from a 15% discount on entry for the BBC Good Food Show. The event takes place in Birmingham from 27th November to 1st December 2013. To benefit from the offer please quote SM15 when booking. You can book online at https://www.theticketfactory.com/gfsb/online/ or over the phone 0844 5811 360.
The original BBC Good Food Show is back with a bang for the 23rd year running. With an array of well-known brands, kitchen appliances and gadgets, a spread of the finest local and regional produce to shop from, and the best in live cooking, book signings, and tastings all under one roof, visitors can expect a food experience like no other. With the festive season in the air, this year's show will be bigger and better than ever, featuring over 50 chefs and experts from across the country on seven different stages. This will be the perfect place to prepare for Christmas.
Highlights of the show include:
All advance general admission tickets include a standard seat in the Supertheatre sponsored by Tesco finest*, where visitors can watch their favourite TV programmes and chefs come to life including James Martin, The Hairy Bikers, Paul Hollywood & Mary Berry.
The Great British Bake Off Village
An exciting new addition to the show for this year, The Great British Bake Off Village is an area devoted to all things baking. A place to learn new techniques and buy everything needed to bake like the experts. Check out the winner and the finalists from this year's series on The Great British Bake Off Stage, or book in for afternoon tea at The Great British Bake Off Tea Garden.
M&S Christmas Theatre
The M&S Christmas Theatre will host a selection of the country's best chefs, including Phil Vickery, Michael Caines and James Nathan, cooking their own seasonal recipes using M&S ingredients. Visitors will be able to pick up top tips on how to make 2013 the most magical and delicious Christmas ever, as well as taking home some straightforward recipe ideas to enjoy.
Producers' Village - Bursary Awards Winners & Good Food Champions
After months of accepting applications, sorting through hundreds of samples and finally tasting them all in the BBC Good Food Test Kitchen, six producers have been rewarded with the opportunity to exhibit free of charge at the show, and showcase their products in front of tens of thousands of food fans. We will be delighted to welcome this year's winners; Ross and Ross Foods (Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire) Benjamin Chocolatier (Cheltenham, Gloucestershire), Beach Food Co (Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire), Manfood (Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire), Edwards Cordial (Hundon, Suffolk), The Fruit Pig Company (Wisbech, Cambridgeshire) to the show.
The Good Food Champions Pavilion will be returning to the show this year, dedicated to the finest speciality, regional and artisan food and drink. From artisan cheese makers to cake crafters, master butchers to bee keepers, jam preservers to charcuterie curers, the Good Food Champions Pavilion is where they will reside.
The MasterChef MasterClass is the perfect opportunity to get up close and personal to the hit TV show. Be inspired by the favourite faces of MasterChef as they demonstrate dishes that can be created at home live on the MasterChef MasterClass. Alternatively, dine in the MasterChef Restaurant sponsored by Hardys, where dishes will be inspired by familiar faces from past series gone by.
WineTubeMap Tasting Tours
Whether you are a seasoned wine traveller or a virgin voyager, the WineTubeMap will guide visitors around the different wine styles and flavours. The WineTubeMap boasts three different tours each offering an alternative spin on the map, and unlike other tastings, passengers can hop on and off allowing interaction and the opportunity to try some of the taste tests and food matches.
The Great British Beer Experience
This beer experience like no other, will showcase a variety of beers during a number of tutored beer tastings, providing visitors with an insight into the diversity of great British beer and the importance of supporting our British heritage of pubs and real ale. Visitors will have the chance to speak to head brewers, learn about the art of brewing and of course sample some of Britain's greatest real ales.
The World Cheese Awards
For the fourth year running we will be hosting the prestigious World Cheese Awards. Visitors can watch the judging take place on the opening day and will then be able to view the cheeses, experience tasting and demonstrations on the tasting theatre throughout the rest of the show.