Caroline Drummond, chief executive at LEAF (pictured left) said: “Food is the very essence of life. It tells the story of our farming, our chefs, our values, our culture, our reason to be. The Craft Guild of Chefs is a great organisation raising the importance and standards of professional cooking as well as inspiring the next generation of budding chefs”
She adds, “The 8th Universal Cookery & Food Festival (UCFF) is unique. Where else can you see food and farming at its very best and out in the field? What a great idea where the world of chefs and farmers combine. And a superb opportunity to see sustainability in practice. LEAF Demonstration Farmer Duncan Farrington is hosting the day which promises to be inspiring, interesting and informative.”
Farrington Oils is the UK’s first ‘seed to bottle’ producer. Following years of research, Mellow Yellow cold pressed rapeseed oil was launched in 2005 by Duncan Farrington, managing director at Farrington Oils. After university Duncan joined his parents in the family business as a fourth-generation farmer. Visitors will have the opportunity to see first-hand a unique insight into how the award-winning oil is produced.
With the Guild’s passion in inspiring and introducing talented young chefs to the industry, they have collaborated with The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) to host one of their study tours, which will run from 24th - 26th June 2019. The unique event offers head chefs, catering managers and development chefs the opportunity to experience several established and upcoming trends, network with chefs from commercial restaurants and ultimately, take away ideas back to their institutions.
The Universal Cookery & Food Festival opens at 7:45 am with a 50-strong supplier exhibition with the festival commencing from 9am-5pm. This will be followed by a BBQ cook-off, dinner and band, closing at 10 pm.
Tickets cost just £120+VAT each.
If you are a course leader or lecturer and would like to make a group booking including your students, please call the UCFF team on 01293 854 403.
For more information, including a list of local hotels in the area, please visit www.cookeryandfoodfestival.co.uk/visitus