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The Food Village

Part of The Big Feastival 2018 line up...

Visit The NEFF Big Kitchen to see our incredible line-up of Chefs take to the stage to cook up a storm live at The Big Feastival. From Marco to Raymond, there are more culinary heroes than we can count on the programme this year so you’re in for a treat.

Returning for 2018, The Table Sessions offers festival-goers the chance to get up close and personal with their favourite chefs and enjoy sessions from special guests from the world of food and drink. This year, experts including Hunter Gather CookAdam Henson, The Mindful Chef and Lizzie King will be appearing on the programme alongside our line-up of chefs, with masterclasses courtesy of Veuve ClicquotWarner Edwards and Alpro.  Writer and Broadcaster, Rosie Birkett, will be hosting The Table Sessions and helping to uncover lifelong tips, trusted tricks and the latest trends from our culinary collective.

The NEFF Cookaholics Cookery School is the best place to really put your culinary skills to the test – visitors will have the chance to get hands-on in the kitchen, cooking delectable delights from a new Italian-themed menu. Sign-up info coming soon!

Elsewhere in The Food Village, visitors are invited to sip, sample and shop their way around The Food Hub with stalls including:

  • Shawbury Vintners
  • Gousto
  • No1 Rosemary Water
  • Riverford Organic Farmers
  • Edit Magazine
  • Land & Tide Iced Coffees
  • Flint and Flame 
  • Vale of Mowbray
  • Mindful Chef
  • Far Side Coffee Limited
  • Festival of Food Ltd - Refresco UK
  • Pieroth 
  • Arden Fine Foods

With an incredible line-up of innovative artisan producers, taste your way around The Producers Market to discover the best in British produce:

  • The Little Pickle
  • Calon Wen 
  • Little Cooks Co
  • Granary Oils
  • Beth Bakes
  • Nonya Secrets
  • My Fruit Orchard
  • Foodme
  • Popchips
  • Kidchup
  • Savernake Knives
  • Schwartz
  • Tenderstem
  • The Firepod
  • The Lion Sparkles
  • Garlic Growers
  • Tarte and Berry
  • Holy Moly Dips
  • Happy Mallows
  • Mighty Fine Things 
  • Real Handful 
  • Connie's Cakes
  • Bonanza
  • Field & Flower 

Completing The Food Village line-up, we’re delighted that The Oxford Food Bank will be on hand to collect any surplus food from our traders and feature areas within the festival to then distribute to more than 90 registered charities. These charities manage community kitchens and are key in supporting homeless shelters, children’s groups, mental health centres, refugee and asylum seekers, day centres and youth groups.