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Cathedral Gardens Hub and Across The City
Welcome to the Manchester Food & Drink Festival 2019

Events Saturday 28th September

Main Programme

Live Cookery Theatre - Ben Chaplin

Live Cookery Theatre - Ben Chaplin

1pm Ben Chaplin – Senior Sous Chef,  20 Stories

Ben has more than 10 years of culinary experience. Starting his career in March 2005, his expertise and knowledge have taken him on a journey leading to working as a Senior Chef across multiple restaurants and hotels in both Manchester and London ...

Saturday 28th September 13:00 at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Live Cookery Theatre -Sam Buckley

Live Cookery Theatre -Sam Buckley

2pm Sam Buckley – Chef/Patron, Where The Light Gets In

Sam started cooking when he was 15. His career is peppered with stints as a journalist and musician, as well as time in the kitchen with such luminaries as Gary Rhodes, Paul Kitching, and Simon Rogan at L’Enclume. He ...

Saturday 28th September 14:00 at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Live Cookery Theatre - Rachel Stockley

Live Cookery Theatre - Rachel Stockley

3pm Rachel Stockley – Head Chef, Levanter

2018 winner Rachel Stockley is one of only three women to scoop Chef of the Year at the Manchester Food and Drink Awards. She’s in great company – alongside Mary-Ellen McTague (Aumbry) and Alison Seagrave (Harvey Nichols) – any anyone who has tasted her take ...

Saturday 28th September 15:00 at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Live Cookery Theatre - Andrew Green

Live Cookery Theatre - Andrew Green

4pm Andrew Green – Executive Chef, Mamucium

Andrew will be showcasing his signature dish, the Lancashire hot pot, a superlative version of the traditional favourite he brought with him from The Lowry Hotel to the new restaurant/bar at Hotel Indigo.  The Glossop-born chef’s inspiration and love of food lies ...

Saturday 28th September 16:00 at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

A Punch Above:How to make the perfect party tipple

A Punch Above:How to make the perfect party tipple

Join Jamie Rowe, JJ Whitley Gin & Vodka Ambassador, as he guides you through how to make the Perfect Party Punch with the knowledge of how to balance readily available ingredients and, of course, the JJ Whitley range. 

You’ll be greeted with a glass of punch on arrival, then Jamie ...

Saturday 28th September 18:30 at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Festival Fringe

Bookatable Festival Feast

Bookatable Festival Feast

MFDF are pleased to announce that Bookatable are the exclusive booking partner of Manchester Food and Drink Festival 2019.  Bookatable will once again help Festival-goers to discover and book the city’s best restaurants. Whether a seasoned Manchester foodie looking to return to a favourite restaurant, or a dining-out newbie ...

Thursday 26th September - Monday 7th October

KING STREET TOWNHOUSE - FOODIE FILM AND DINNER

KING STREET TOWNHOUSE - FOODIE FILM AND DINNER

To celebrate Manchester Food & Drink Festival, King Street Townhouse have cooked up the ultimate experience.

Join them for a 2-course à la carte lunch or dinner in the warm and inviting retreat of King Street Tavern. Showcasing soft lighting, plush booths, lavish décor and a menu to suit all moods ...

Thursday 26th September - Sunday 6th October at King Street Tavern, M2 4AW

Tampopo Cookery School

Tampopo Cookery School

Working in collaboration with award-winning cook book author and Masterchef finalist Jackie Kearney, the Pan-Asian indie chain let you in on their spicy secrets at this inaugural event that includes lunch.

Saturday 28th September 09:30 at Tampopo Corn Exchange, M4 3TR

Cracking Good Food Pasta Perfetto Cookery Class

Cracking Good Food Pasta Perfetto Cookery Class

In this four hour masterclass, Italian head pasta chef Marcello, who runs workshops for Piccolino restaurants and makes fresh pasta for top London chefs, will teach you how to create perfect fresh pasta from scratch, developing specific technical skills around ideal dough consistency, different types of rolling, shaping & cutting, mess-free ...

Saturday 28th September 10:00 at Parrs Wood High School, M20 5PG

The Northern Quarter Taster Walk

The Northern Quarter Taster Walk

Manchester Food Walks presents the longest-running food walk in Manchester. The NQ’s culture, history and cuisine explored by Green Badge accredited tour guide John Ryan including stops for food at five signature eateries in the city’s liveliest district.

Price includes guiding, food and water.

Saturday 28th September 11:30 at Manchester Visitor Information Centre, M1 1RG

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