Foodies Festival Glasgow

Foodies Festival, the UK's biggest celebration of food, drink and music is coming to Rouken Glen Park in August!

Foodies Festival Glasgow

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12th Aug 2022 to 14th Aug 2022
Friday Midday - 9pm / Saturday 11am - 9pm / Sunday 11am - 8pm
Rouken Glen Park
Rouken Glen Park Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock G467JL
£3 - £19
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FOODIES FESTIVAL – the biggest gourmet food and drink touring festival in the UK – is coming to Rouken Glen Park, Glasgow, for the first time this August, featuring MasterChef and Great British Bake Off stars, headline music acts and gastronomic delights from around the world.

Celebrities cooking their signature dishes live in the Chefs’ Theatre include: Scotland’s National Chef Gary McClean, champion of MasterChef: The Professionals and chef-patron of Creel Caught in Edinburgh, and MasterChef: The Professionals 2021 finalist, chef Liam Rogers, from two Michelin starred restaurant, Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles.

MasterChef 2021 finalist Laura Michael, from Lanarkshire, and Calum Montgomery, chef-patron of 3 AA Rosette awarded Edinbane Lodge in Skye, will also be showing off their culinary skills. Calum is one of four chefs representing Scotland on Great British Menu 2022.

In the Cake & Bake Theatre, an impressive line-up of expert star bakers will create delicious show-stopping masterpieces and share their best tips and tricks.

The music line-up includes: Noughties platinum-selling Brit Pop sensations Toploader, and up-coming Glasgow based funk and soul powerhouse band, Tom McGuire & the Brassholes.

And to kick the weekend off in style, the festival hosts a ‘Big Party Night’ – taking a nostalgia-filled trip back to the 90s, featuring bands and artists performing some of the biggest tracks of the era, including a live performance from N-Trance, one of the biggest selling dance acts of the decade.

A legion of chefs from Michelin starred and award-winning restaurants will give the festival a distinctive local flavour, including, Graeme Cheevers, chef-patron from Unalome, Glasgow, which received a Michelin star in the 2022 awards, Peter McKenna, chef-patron from Plate Michelin awarded The Gannet in Glasgow, Chef Mark Howard, from award-winning Haar in St Andrews, and Michelin trained head chef Ronan Shaftoe from Glasgow’s Bar Brett.

The festival (dubbed “Gastro-Glastonbury”) has announced a busy programme of events, in the quest to deliver an unforgettable weekend of fine food, new experiences and exceptional quality, promising a great family day out.

Foodies Festival features include:

*Over 150 artisan producers will showcase their produce, providing festival-goers with a fantastic opportunity to sample the best of the region – and to try a huge selection of delicious food and drink from around the world.

*Go Global and browse the very latest world food trends in the Shopping Village and try exotic and unusual new dishes on Street Food Avenue. The incredible range includes tantalising delicacies from all four corners of the globe.

*Ready Steady Chef! Celebrity chefs from TV’s biggest cooking shows will once again compete against each other, turning up the heat in the Chefs’ Theatre. Presented with a bag of surprising ingredients chosen by their competitors, it will be an exciting and often hilarious race against the clock to create the best dish, and to win the public vote.

*Join masterclasses with our experts in the Drinks Theatre, with Cocktail Making, and Champagne, Beer, Cider and Wine tasting.

*Meet the authors and discover new recipes in the Cook Book Shop – with celebrity signings and top chefs’ showcasing their latest cookbooks.

*Keeping the children entertained - an opportunity for the youngsters to get creative in the Kids Cookery School, hosted by Foodies SuperChefs. And for those little (and big!) thrill seekers, a funfair, sand art, toy stalls, face painting and family friendly areas with activities.

*World Chilli Eating Champion Shahina Waseem will be turning up the heat and challenging those brave enough to compete. Competitions will be broadcast live across the world to huge ‘League of Fire’ audiences.

*Supporting rising talent – the Musicians Against Homelessness stage will feature over 40 superb artists across the weekend, with the best of local bands and an introduction to exciting new acts from across the UK.

*Plant-based cooking will be well represented, with delicious dishes and produce. The Cake & Bake Theatre will be showcasing the best of vegan baking with tips and tricks from the professionals.

At the three-day festival, visitors can enjoy the Chefs’ Theatre, Cake & Bake Theatre, Drinks Theatre, Shopping Village with award winning artisan producers, Street Food Avenue, Feasting Tent, Cook Book Shop, Kids’ Cookery School, fairground, live music stage and family-friendly areas with activities for children.

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