River Street Events launches BBC Good Food Festival

Hampton Court Palace will host the inaugural BBC Good Food Festival
Hampton Court Palace will host the inaugural BBC Good Food Festival

River Street Events has announced details of the inaugural BBC Good Food Festival, which will take place at Hampton Court Palace on 23-25 August.

This is the sixth BBC Good Food event the company has added to its portfolio, following an announcement earlier this year of a new spring show at the Harrogate International Centre on 25-27 April.

The three-day festival will feature a number of food and drink producers and ingredient suppliers who will be exhibiting on the day. Visitors will also have the opportunity to pick up some tips from professional chefs as part of demonstrations taking place in the summer kitchen.

A number of food historians from Historic Royal Palaces will also be preparing Georgian recipes throughout the event in the palace’s kitchens, which will coincide with Hampton Court’s ‘Glorious Georges’ season.

Laura Biggs, managing director at River Street Events, said: "We are honoured and excited to run the first BBC Good Food Festival in partnership with Hampton Court Palace. It is a beautiful landmark and stunning backdrop for such an event.

"As a local business we know the surrounding area really well which will help us understand and deliver the local elements of the event as we intend to integrate local restaurants into the festival. We look forward to the launch and hope for a long and successful partnership with Hampton Court Palace."

Paul Gray, palace director for Hampton Court Palace, added: "We’re delighted to be hosting the BBC Good Food Festival at Hampton Court Palace. In its 500-year history the palace has seen many a lavish feast prepared for kings and queens, but this is the first time we have held a major food festival like this within the grounds."

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