Cambridge Foodies Festival launching this weekend at Parker's Piece
A food festival dubbed 'Gastro Glastonbury' is heading to the city this weekend with appearances from top chefs and music acts.
Parker's Piece will host the Cambridge Foodies Festival, which is on a mission to entertain while raising money for the city's homeless.
Taking to the stage are chart-toppers Scouting for Girls, MasterChef finalist Alex Rushmer and double Great British Menu winner Daniel Clifford, both based in Cambridge.
More homegrown talent is included in the mix with chef Tristan Welch of one of Cambridge’s hot new restaurants, Parker’s Tavern. Also confirmed is MasterChef contestant Delia-Maria Asser, Britain’s Best Home Cook finalist Katie Davies and nutritional therapist Eva Humphries aka the Wholefood Warrior.
Daniel Clifford, of Cambridge’s Michelin-starred Midsummer House, said: ‘I am really excited to be taking part in this year’s Cambridge Foodies Festival.
"I am looking forward to showing the people of Cambridge some of my favourite dishes from Midsummer House, as well as teaching visitors a few of my tips and techniques that visitors can then replicate at home in their own kitchens."
Visitors will see chefs create their signature dishes and bakers whisk up gin and tonic shot glass cakes, botanical flower cakes and vegan chocolate cheesecake.
There will be more than 200 exhibitors and award-winning artisan producers, a Street Food Village, Cakes and Desserts Theatre, Kids Cookery School, Healthy Living Area, Chef’s Theatre and Food and Drink masterclasses as well as a new dog arena with fun displays and chilli-eating contests.
The festival supports Musicians Against Homelessness (MAH) with tickets raising money for UK-wide homelessness charity Crisis.
Visit foodiesfestival.com or call 0844 9951111