Tens of thousands of people descended on to Truro’s Lemon Quay in the final weekend of September for the Great Cornish Food Festival, for the most energetic and exciting line-up ever seen in the festival’s 12 year history.
The event is the largest festival anywhere that’s completely dedicated to Cornish food and drink. Over 100 different food experts and chefs from across the county were among the line-up of exhibitors, live demonstrations and children’s activities to get people trying, tasting and learning about Cornwall’s fabulous larder. Seafood hero Nathan Outlaw closed the festival on Sunday afternoon, cooking up a storm with fresh Cornish mackerel in a grand finale that followed a jam-packed timetable, where some of Cornwall’s top chefs were on stage to make the most of Cornish produce. The festival also played host to rising stars in the industry, featuring debuts from Harbour Lights’ Chloe Marsland, Godolphin Arms’ Bernie Powling and Fistral Beach Hotel & Spa’s Ben Arthur – part of Jamie Oliver’s original Fifteen cohort.