Dates for your diary
16th – 22nd May
National Vegetarian Week
National Vegetarian Week is the Vegetarian Society’s flagship annual campaign held each May. This year, as well as inviting people to try more plant-based food, there’s an environmental focus.
This event represents your opportunity to showcase your vegetarian and vegan products to a ready-made audience. All that and it's free!
Richard McIlwain, chief executive of the Vegetarian Society, said: “This popular campaign week will be bigger and better than ever this year, with a clear focus on the climate crisis. We’re asking consumers to do whatever they can – swap one meal, eat veggie for a whole week, just go for it!”
20th – 22nd May
Foodies Festival Bristol
Foodies Festival is a celebration of top chefs, tasty food, delicious drinks and live music. Watch MasterChef Champions, Michelin-starred and top local chefs cooking their signature summer recipes in The Chefs Theatre. Also, Great British Menu 2021 competitor Hywel Griffith will join Foodies Festivals for the first time, fresh from his Michelin-starred Beach House Restaurant in Oxwich.
You can also learn how to make show-stopping cakes in The Cake and Bake Theatre with expert bakers. Great British Bake Off stars will share their best baking tips live on stage, with easy-to-make recipes that are as delicious to look at as they are to eat.
2nd – 5th June
Great British Food Festival Leeds
GBFF will have a line-up of top chefs and bakers this year. It will combine some names you may recognise, alongside some of the best chefs from local restaurants and pubs. Each will showcase a different dish and techniques.
Let them inspire you in your kitchen and learn how to create and perfect dishes at home. They will take you through one (or two) of their favourite recipes while sharing shortcuts and tips of the trade.
Elsewhere, there will be live music, a BBQ Stage, street food, bars and an artisan market. All this and the Cake Off comp for those budding bakers!
10th – 12th June
Pub in the Park Warwick
St. Nicholas Park
Pub in the Park is now the biggest food and music festival tour in the UK. Impressively, over 130,000 punters ate, drank and danced their way around eight locations in 2021.
The brainchild of Tom Kerridge, each festival celebrates everything there is to love about the British pub. There will be delicious food, award-winning chefs, music, great drinks – but, above all else, a fantastic time to be had with friends and family.
At the Warwick leg, you can join chefs James Martin and Ravneet Gill; party to McFly, Natalie Imbruglia and Sophie Ellis-Bextor; and tuck into dishes from Café Spice Namaste and Atul Kochhar Restaurants.