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Melton Mowbray Food Festival, 7-8 October 2017 10am - 4pm


One of the new features at this year’s East Midlands Food Festival will be a Kids Food Zone that will teach the children about food with workshops on baking, chocolate making and pies. There will also be a petting area with animals.

Children can enter a number of baking/cooking competitions during the festival including Best Children’s Baker, Best Cake Maker, Best Pie Maker, Best Bread Maker and Best Cookie/Biscuit Maker. There will be two levels of entry - one for primary school age and one for secondary school age.

Best Children’s Recipe – based on the best and most interesting recipe submitted by a child using ingredients likely to be found at the Food Festival. Entries must be submitted in advance to by 5pm on Thursday 5 October.

The winning entry will be prepared by celebrity chef, Rachel Green in the Food Theatre at 2pm on Saturday and 3pm on Sunday during the Festival.

Best School Meal - the most interesting school meal submitted by a child of primary school age and of secondary school age. Entries must be submitted in advance to by 5pm on Thursday 5 October.

The winners will be announced during the Festival at 2pm on Saturday and 3pm on Sunday in the Food Theatre.


Kids Zone Workshops

Workshop A
11.30 Cheese Cake
12.30 Cheese Cake
14.00 Cheese Cake
15.00 Cheese Cake

Go Bake

Workshop B
11.00 Chocolate
12.00 Fruit Folds (pasty)
13.00 Chocolate
14.00 Fruit Folds (pasty)
15.00 Chocolate (Saturday Only)

Nenette Chocolates Stand G16
Brockleby’s Pies D7

Workshop C
11.30 Jam & Preserves
12.30 Smoothies
13.30 Jam & Preserves
14.30 Smoothies

Leicestershire Country Markets Stand G1
Leicestershire School Meals Service

Last updated October 2017