Foodie Competition returns to London with MasterChef winners and Sophie Ellis-Bexter | The London Resident

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Calling all foodies, if you’re craving gourmet nosh and libations, as well as some tunes and festival vibes, the Foodies Festival returns to London this August …

Photo: Foodies Festival

The newest celebrity chef to join the line-up is MasterChef 2021 winner Tom Rhodes, who will cook live in front of an audience for the first time since appearing on the hit BBC TV show.

The winner of the MasterChef 2021 joins the line-up of the Foodie Festival. Photo: Foodies Festival

Rhodes joins MasterChef colleagues Mike Tomkins, Alexina Anatole and Laura Michael as well as British Bake Off 2020 winner Dave Friday.

Chefs from some of London’s top restaurants will also perform, including Sameer Taneja from Michelin-starred Benares, Micheal Carr from Sky Garden and Dayashanka Sharma from Heritage.

More than 200 exhibitors present their products and goods at the festival and offer visitors the opportunity to sample the diversity of the London food scene.

Visitors can enjoy the Chefs Theater, Cake & Bake Theater, Drinks Theater, as well as master classes in champagne, beer, and cocktails.

Children can join in at the Kids Cookery School, and everyone can enjoy Street Food Avenue and the Shopping Village, which features a number of award-winning craft shops.

There’s also a chilli eating contest if you dare.

For the music, Sophie Ellis-Bextor swaps her live streamed kitchen discos for the main stage.

The Murder on the Dancefloor shares the limelight with The Killerz and Ultimate Coldplay and covers popular anthems.

The Foodies Festival runs from Friday 20th August to Sunday 22nd August; Syon Park Brentford; Tickets from £ 19; foodiesfestival.com