Charlie Bigham’s is collaborating with the Wells Food Festival to hold the country’s largest online festival and market, with a virtual cook-along supper club, hosted by top chefs, at the heart of its food programme.
Wells Food Festival with Charlie Bigham’s (10 & 11 October 2020) will showcase over 150 food and drink artisans from across the South of England, inviting foodies nationwide to discover and buy direct from the finest makers Ã¢â‚¬â€œ open for business now.
The Bigham’s Banquet Ã¢â‚¬â€œ a live streamed’cook-along’ Ã¢â‚¬â€œ will invite ticketholders to cook alongside top chefs Mark Hix, Thomasina Miers, Henry Harris and Merlin Labron-Johnson, as well as Bigham’s head chef Rupert Willday. The Bigham’s Banquet will be hosted by food critic William Sitwell and Charlie Bigham himself.
Limited to 1,000 places, tickets for the banquet on 10 October (6pm Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 9pm) cost £20, with all proceeds going to Chefs in Schools. In advance of the cook-along, participants will receive a Bigham’s goodie bag containing an apron, a Wells Food Festival tea towel, a banquet recipe booklet, plus a voucher for a free Bigham’s dish of their choice.
At-home festivalgoers can also sign-up to further cookery masterclasses and talks by Bigham’s founder Charlie and his team of master chefs, flower arranging with Georgie Newby, artisan florist and flower farmer at Common Farm Flowers, Ã¢â‚¬Ëœno dig’ gardening tips by Charles Dowding, as well as music by the Harlem Rhythm Cats and a photography competition Ã¢â‚¬â€œ all for free.