Our first event at the beautiful National Trust property at Calke Abbey will be for the Food & Drink Festival on September 3rd and 4th. We’ll be in our gazebo in the grounds of this house that was built in 1704.
Calke Abbey is a stunning site, so throw in lots of our jewellery, great food, drink, crafts, entertainment and celebrity chefs and you’ll certainly be in for a fantastic couple of days!
There will be a lots of cookery demos on site all day including kids baking and cooking workshops along with Master classes on Cocktail making.
You’ll have live music everyday from 10am till 4pm and a host of children’s entertainers to keep the children happy
Ticket includes full access to show and grounds. The gardens and main abbey have additional charges, as does parking which will be charged separately at the main gate.
Chefs at Calke Abbey
A hugely popular and influential figure on the UK culinary circuit, John Torode is best known as the straight-talking co-host and judge of eleven seasons of BBC1’s MasterChef, Celebrity MasterChef and Junior MasterChef, as well as the presenter of A Cook Abroad: John Torode’s Argentina and The A to Z of TV Cooking for BBC2. John went back to his roots with a culinary road trip across Australia for his series John Torode’s Australia, which premiered in March 2014 and was the top performing show of the year on the Good Food channel. The series also aired on Watch from November 2014. Following on from this success, John returned to the Good Food channel in January 2016 with his Malaysian Adventure; a 10-part series exploring the vibrant and varied cuisine of Malaysia.
Gregg Wallace is a writer, media personality and former greengrocer. He is probably best known for co-presenting MasterChef, Celebrity MasterChef and MasterChef: The Professionals on BBC 2 and BBC 1.
He was the original presenter of Saturday Kitchen in 2002. Other TV projects include: Eat Well for Less, Turn back Time, Harvest, Supermarket Secrets and Who Do You Think You Are?
Dean went all the way to the final on Master Chef but was pipped at the post.
Following a stint at the Michelin-starred Midsummer House in Cambridge, Dean worked on various television programmes, including Take on the Takeaway and This Morning. He is currently the resident chef on ITV’s Lorraine and makes regular appearances on Saturday Cookbook.