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Great Missenden Food Festival

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This Easter weekend Chiltern Open Air Museum will be hosting the Great Missenden Food Festival. This popular food festival is usually held in Great Missenden, hence the name, but the site usually used for the event has been temporarily commandeered by HS2. Here at Chiltern Open Air Museum we’re quite excited to be the host site for the food festival and we hope it will bring a whole new audience to the Museum.

The food festival, now in its 15th year, is organised by Love Food Live and is a quality food festival featuring celebrity chefs, masterclasses, artisan food producers and general foodie fun for the whole family. Ticketing to this event is separate to the Museum and can be purchased at www.greatmissendenfoodfestival.co.uk admission to the rest of the Museum for the entire Easter weekend, and Eggciting Easter event will be by a small donation only.

Here is what you can expect to see at the event:

Celebrity Chefs and Experts

The Baker Brothers
Saturday and Easter Monday – Henry Herbert
When Tom and Henry Herbert aren’t at the frontline of the bakery you may see them on the television or at events performing as their double act The Fabulous Baker Brothers. These brothers have been bringing the ultimate bread and meat combinations to you since 2012, with a series on Channel 4 and More4. When they were growing up Henry decided that Tom had the bread thing covered and that he wouldn’t follow his path but would become a chef. Little did he know that, after a few successful years in London, that the two brothers would end up working next door to each other, Henry as the Butcher and Tom as the Baker.

Paul Jagger

Paul Jagger – Winner of the Christmas Great British Bake Off 2017
All Weekend
Paul Jagger won the Christmas Great British Bake Off in 2017 and was a quarter finalist on The Great British Bake Off 2015. He has earnt himself the nickname as ‘ The Baking Governor’ as he is a serving Prison Governor. Princess Anne has asked Paul to bake her brownies as she visited his place of work. Paul is totally self –taught baker, has years of experience in public speaking, and has a real passion for baking and cake decorating. He was also a Queen’s, Coldstream Guard and believes Real Men Cook, and wants to show that any age can start baking. Paul feels that if you love Baking you should have a go, and with practice it gets better. Baking, and bread making has become something he really loves to teach others to do. He has been asked to do special commissions of bread Sculptures for the Cake and Bake Shows London and Manchester 2016, and has some exciting projects with bread sculptures in 2017. Paul received the only Special Commendation for his Bread Lion on Bake Off, which had huge media coverage.

Stephanie Moon
Friday / Saturday / Sunday
Yorkshire award winning star, Stephanie Moon is a professional Chef Consultant and creator of The Wild Cooks’ Blog. Stephanie is a recognised figure on the Yorkshire food scene and has many accolades to her name including Yorkshire Life Magazine ‘Chef of the Year’, Deliciously Yorkshire Champion, and a Bronze medal in the National 2010 British Culinary Federation ‘Chef of the Year’ competition. As well as being a regular demonstrator at food shows, Stephanie has made appearances on both radio and television including Channel 5 ‘Street Market Chefs 2010’ and represented the North East on BBC2’s ‘Great British Menu 2011, 2012 and 2013.”

Clover Hutson
One of the country’s top cookery masterclass chefs and presenter. Delivering culinary demonstrations nationwide, she brings her flair with food and recipe expertise to budding chefs time and again. Experience her unique and entertaining demonstrations and your cooking genius will be well and truly inspired. Also a food stylist she works on many large TV adverts, branding, cookery books and is the food stylist to the food porn awards. Specialising in accessible, easy and healthy “try at home” recipes that she designs around the whole family being involved and enjoying. As a mum of two, she believes passionately in home cooked family eating and get-togethers. some of the best times can be spent round the table. She is also the owner of Thomas Kitten Cookery, the hugely popular children’s cookery classes and party company based in Harrogate. Inspiring little budding chefs!

Fiona Sciolti
With hundreds of demos under her belt, Fiona has a relaxed and informal style, exuding warmth and a passion for delicious food inspired by her Anglo-Italian heritage. Her demos are always lively and informative and she welcomes audience participation with wit and charm. Although focusing on confectionery, bakes and desserts, she is versatile with all types of food. She has demonstrated at festivals nationwide and has also featured on Channel 4’s Secret Supper Club, ITV’s Alan Titchmarsh Show and was the face of a national TV campaign for the Potato Council. Fiona specializes in demonstrating easy to prepare, thrifty recipes, using natural ingredients. Fiona is always passing on handy hints and tips for the home cook and judging by the feedback she receives, frequently inspires her audience to go home and have a go themselves.

Mark Lloyd
Foraging Walks
Cook, wild food expert, stockman, hunter, fisherman, author, presenter…… renowned for his British wild food knowledge and true farm to fork ethos, he honed his skills in top establishments both in the UK and Europe. Mark has a passion for shooting, fishing and foraging, also rearing his own livestock and an amazing understanding of kitchen gardens and animal husbandry. His talents don’t end there, writing features on wild food for some of the top food publications, including BBC Good Food Magazine, Harrods, Elle and Countryside Alliance. Appearing on TV shows such as River Cottage during his tenure as Head Chef, but also on Great British Waste Menu, Market Kitchen, Hairy Bikers and live slots on BBC Breakfast as a food expert. Mark also runs a training consultancy, wild food and foraging classes, teaches bespoke cookery classes and runs dining events.

David Willis
Bushcraft Workshops
Bushcraft with David Willis provides fun, informative and educational courses that teach outdoor and wilderness living skills, natural history and woodland crafts: Bushcraft 101, Fire and Feast, Whittling and Woodcraft, The Art of Fire, Campfire Bread Baking, Woodland Walks, scheduled courses and private group. David also does campfire bread baking, now who doesn’t like freshly baked bread? There can’t be many folks who don’t love the smell of bread as it comes out of the oven and the comforting warmth and yumminess of fresh bread. How can bread baking get any better? Well it can – we all know how great food tastes when cooked outdoors – so baking bread outdoors over a campfire is probably about as good as it gets!

Interactive Features

Fisher & Paykel Social Kitchen
A chefs table experience. Enjoy tastings of restaurant quality dishes created by our resident chef. Plus celebrity chef meet and greet. Experience is free of charge and reservations can be booked online.

11.30am – Clover Hutson – Squid and Chorizo Risotto – Chilli Lime Chicken Lettuce Cups
12.30pm – Clover Hutson – Grilled peach and panzanella salad – chickpea curry with flatbread
1.30pm – Chocolate Tasting – Fiona Sciolti
2.15pm – Meet: Paul Jagger (GBBO) Fri/Sun – Henry (Baker Brothers) Sat/Mon
3.30pm – Clover Hutson – Cod with parsley sauce – pan fried mackerel with pear and pomegranate slaw

Master Class Theatre
Get hands on and cook along with our resident chefs. Experience is free of charge and reservations can be booked online.

11.30pm – Stephanie Moon – Fri/Sat – Henry Herbert (Baker Brothers) Sun/Mon
1.15pm – Bake with Paul Jagger (GBBO)
2.15pm – How to Cook Fish with Clover Hutson
3.15pm – Confectionery Master Class with Fiona Sciolti
4.15pm – Vegan Baking with Fiona Sciolti – Fri / Sun Bake with Paul Jagger (GBBO) – Saturday/Monday

Broil King BBQ Theatre
Get hands on and cook along with our resident chefs. Experience is free of charge and reservations can be booked online.

11.00am – Vegan BBQ – Stuffed courgette wrapped mushrooms
12.30pm – BBQ Master – Steamed hake
2.00pm – BBQ Master Class – Fiery chicken parcels
3.30pm – BBQ Master Class – Homemade flatbread & salsa

Foraging Walks
Experience is free of charge and reservations can be booked online.
Mark Lloyd – 11.00am, 2.00pm, 3.30pm

Children’s Cookery School & Food Lab
Experience is free of charge and reservations can be booked online.

10.30am – Pizza
12.00pm – Lava Lamps – NEW
12.45pm – Chocolate Egg Nests
2.15pm – Slime – NEW
3.00pm – Biscuits
4.00pm – Bicarb Rockets

New Health & Wellbeing Theatre
Experience is free of charge and reservations can be booked online.
10.45am – Cook Yourself Healthy – Fri / Sat / Sun
11.30am – Introduction to Yoga – Join in Class – Sat/Sun/Mon
12.30pm – Eating Healthy – Cookery Demo
1.30pm – Kids Yoga – Join in Class – Sat/Sun/Mon
2.30pm – GF Pasta/Banana Flour Cookies with Nomad Health
3.30pm – Cook Yourself Healthy – Fri / Sat / Sun

Bushcraft Workshops
Experience is free of charge and reservations can be booked online.

11.30am – Cooking with Foraged Ingredients
1.00pm – Bread Baking Workshops
2.30pm – Campfire Cooking Demonstration
4.00pm – Bread Baking Workshops

Other Features

Children’s Make n Take Craft Area – Children can decorate shapes with paint and glitter
Children’s Story Telling Corner – 11.00am, 1.00pm, 3.00pm
Children’s Easter Egg Hunt
Local Producers
Street Food Avenue
Have a Go Pottery Sessions
Live Music Stage
VIP Experience
Live Music Stage

Timetables are subject to change at the organisers discretion.