Details of the Great Bath Feast’s festival weekend have been announced, with Masterchef winner Ping Coombes among the line-up.
Taking place on Friday 24th to Sunday 26th September in the city centre, the line-up has been curated by headline sponsor Richard Bertinet, owner of The Bertinet Kitchen cookery school and founder of the Bertinet Bakery.
The line-up includes:
Ping Coombes, MasterChef winner in 2014, owner of Ping’s Makan Supper Club and Ping’s Masak Cookery School; Chris Cleghorn from The Olive Tree; Richard Buckley from OAK; Gavin Edney from The Elder; Noya Pawlyn from Noya’s Kitchen; Charlie Hopkins and Dylan Ambasna-Jones from Walcot House; Garry Rosser and Dan Rosser from Scallop Shell; Dan Moon, formerly from The Gainsborough; Marty Grant and Richard Knighting from Corkage; Pravin Nayar from Castle Farm in Midford; James Golding from The Pig Near Bath. Plus, Nathan Outlaw from Fish Kitchen, Restaurant at The Capitol and Siren at The Goring; and TV personality and Celebrity MasterChef winner in 2018, Ulrika Jonsson.
Starting at Milsom Street and leading to New Bond Street in Bath, the streets will be lined with market stalls offering the best local and international food and drink. There will also be a demonstration area featuring a jam-packed programme of events.
As part of Bath’s collective plans to reignite its local hospitality scene, the festival organisers would like to encourage food and drink retailers and producers to get involved in a number of ways: by booking a stall at the festival weekend, taking part in the Bath Bites Trail or hosting a fringe event in October.
The Bath Bites trail is a joint initiative with Bath BID to showcase signature dishes from the city’s restaurants, cafés and pubs. The map will be distributed at the festival weekend, sent to Bath BID’s levy payers and will be accessible from the Great Bath Feast and Bath BID websites.
The Great Bath Feast’s October fringe events will shine a light on what Bath’s local businesses do best, in their own establishments. Whether it’s a special supper club, a foodie book launch, masterclass, tasting or food photography event, the festival organisers are on hand to support the curation of these events and spread the word.
Find out more about these initiatives via the Great Bath Feast’s website.