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Flavour Fest in Plymouth has been successfully running now for 14 years and celebrity chefs, brother’s James and Chris Tanner who are from the region have supported the festival since it began. This year they have been made patrons of the festivals, which means they will be involved in the some of the key ingredients that shape the event, such as the Chef Stage Programme.

The Tanners own the popular Plymouth brassiere Barbican Kitchen and James is also a television star from well known shows such as ‘Ready, Steady, Cook’ and ‘Saturday Kitchen’. He says:

“The West Country is a Mecca for foodies and we have always been spoilt for choice when it comes to local produce and ingredients. Visitors to Flavour Fest will get to experience the true taste of the South West, sampling just some of the local delicacies on offer. We are excited and honoured to be acting as the figureheads for this year’s event!”

His brother Chris, who is a protégé of the highly respected ‘Roux Brothers’, added “We are proud to be representing the event and look forward to making Flavour Fest 2017 the biggest yet! It is a brilliant advert for the region and a chance for producers to showcase just some of the amazing food and drink available right on our doorstep.”

The festival takes place in Plymouth over the weekend of 2nd -4th  June 2017, which will see the return of the Continental Market in Place de Brest and a special Street Food area on Armada Way. Traders will be offering samples of everything from cheeses to cakes and more and the Bays Brewery event bar will be serving drinks to wash it all down with, whilst you listen to the live music the festival also has to offer.

In addition to all these fabulous ingredients, the festival sees the return of the children’s interactive element for keen young master chefs in the making. Local stars Dan the fisherman and CATERed will be on hand with scrumptious recipes and ideas.

Details of all the planned events and timings here