CELEBRITY chefs will be cooking up a storm at FoodFest as part of a family festival returning to Overton this year.

The food festival will be held as part of CarFest, running at Laverstoke Park Farm from August 23 to 25, with cooking demonstrations, talks with Michelin-starred chefs and more.

Headlining the event is The Chef's Stage prepped and served by Cuisinart, and hosted by baker Briony May Williams. 

Michelin-starred chef Angela Hartnett, renowned for her Italian-inspired cuisine will make an appearance, as well as celebrated cake artist Molly Robbins.

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Cyrus and Pervin Todiwala and Atul Kochhar, promise to bring authentic Indian flavours, with MasterChef legends Keziah Whittaker (the first-ever winner of Young MasterChef) and Tom Hamblet (winner of MasterChef: The Professionals 2023) are set to discuss their careers.

Classically-trained chef Lauren Willmot will share her tips on breaking culinary conventions, whilst the ‘Queen of gluten free,’ Becky Excell, will showcase how to make gluten-free dishes.

Finally, Italian cuisine expert Theo Randall and innovative chef Michael Caines will also grace the stage.

Cuisinart, which has been innovating in the kitchen since 1973, will also be collectively presenting the Food Experiences at CarFest this year, which alongside The Chef’s Stage also includes The Kitchen Table and The Cook’s Companion.

The Kitchen Table, hosted by Great British Bake Off winner Candice Brown, offers guests the chance to get up close with their food heroes. The Cook's Companion, hosted by food writer Ellen Manning, features masterclasses offering guests culinary tips and tricks.

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For all the barbecue lovers, Napoleon Grills will be presenting The Big BBQ Cookout, hosted by masters of the grill Sam Evans and Shauna Guinn. It will offer guests the opportunity to cook barbecue dishes for the whole family to enjoy.
For a tipple or two, there are two Tipple Tents making guests are spoilt for choice. They can visit the Spirits & Cocktails Tipple Tent hosted by Ocean Spray, to learn more about the art of mixology and see the rising popularity of artisanal gin and vodka offerings, or make their way to the Beer & Wine Tipple tent to meet beer experts and wine sommeliers.
Guests can finish the day at the The BarFest Arms, hosted by Timothy Taylor (one of the UK’s oldest breweries). The pub provides a tranquil refuge to enjoy Taylor’s range of award-winning hand-pulled cask ales, including their flagship Landlord.  Guests can also sample their crisp and refreshing pale ale, Hopical Storm, perfect for a hot summer’s day. 

Tickets are currently on sale at carfest.org