Blenheim Palace Food Festival with Raymond Blanc

Famous chef Raymond Blanc OBE, and Italian legend Gennaro Contaldo have just been announced as the headliners at the Blenheim Palace Food Festival in Woodstock.

Timed to coincide with celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend, organisers of the Blenheim Palace Food Festival aim to make it a weekend fit for a Queen on June 2-5.

Raymond Blanc will be conducting a Q&A with Gennaro Contaldo, who will then join Federico from Pasta Uliana in a unique Pasta Making Experience. Other masterclasses and experiences include Great British Bake Off’s Karen Wright‘s Baking Masterclass, top Nutritionist Eva Humphries and TV’s Andy Clarke’s Cocktail Class!

Blenheim Palace Food Festival will feature Twistina the Amazing Balloon lady, chef Raymond Blanc OBE and Priscilla Annette from The Eden Bakery

Family friendly shows, activities and entertainment will feature children’s favourite, The Gastronaut Stefan Gates with the ‘Mindblowing Food & Science Show’ and something very special for any four-legged friends – Dogology! Not to mention leading female vintage vocal trio, The Lollipops.

A new tasting and sampling tent has been announced as well as lots of exciting food and drink stallholders.

The brand new Tasting Tent gives visitors the opportunity to join in with a variety of experiences with on-hand celebrities, experts and stallholders, taste challenges as well as sampling new products.

The Festival Kitchen also returns this year with some exciting new features so pre-book seats at the front to see your favourite chef.

Angus Chilvers, managing director of Fantastic Food Festivals comments: “What a venue to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee! We’re thrilled to be working with Blenheim Palace again this year and welcoming such a diverse range of stallholders, chef royalty, and such a wealth of food and drink experts.

“Visitors will have the opportunity to learn new skills and get ‘hands on’ at the celebrity masterclasses and don’t forget to book your seats in the tasting tent to ‘meet the producer’ and try a plethora of treats!”

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