Coventry will be having its own Food Festival from 17 – 19th June 2022.
The event is being organised by the city’s BID team (Business Improvement District) and follows a smaller event in 2019.
Top local chefs Glynn Purnell and Paul Foster will lead a programme of food and fun activity from Friday, 17th June to Sunday 19th June.
The pair will help judge a ‘Coventry Cook Off’ competition running across both Friday and Saturday, compered by a local comedian, which gives local restaurants a chance to cook in front of a live audience, with the winner receiving their prize from Glynn Purnell on Saturday afternoon.
Alongside all that, there will be entertainment and a food market, while music lovers will be able to party the night away on both Friday and Saturday, with top acts performing at the Assembly Garden.
Food has a special ability to bring people together. There will be something for everyone from cheese to chutney, scotch eggs to brownies. There will be food choices from around the world including Indian, Mexican, Greek, German, Chinese, and many more. There will also be drinks available with beers, ales, wine, gin, lemonades, slush and more.
Glynn Purnell, who occasionally hosts the BBC’s Saturday Kitchen, is planning to open a restaurant in Coventry and recently launched pub and restaurant The Mount in Henley-in-Arden, will take to the stage for two free demos on Saturday, 18th June. Fellow Saturday Kitchen regular Paul Foster, who runs Stratford-based Michelin-starred restaurant Salt, will also take to the stage to headline the festival on its opening day.
The Coventry Food Festival will take place from 11am to 5pm on Friday, 17th June, 10am to 5pm on Saturday, 18th June, and 11am to 4pm on Sunday, 19th June, with music acts performing on the Friday and Saturday nights.
The RAF is also bringing a full-sized Spitfire plane and cockpit to Millennium Place [at the front of Coventry Transport Museum]. The iconic aircraft will be visiting as part of a tour across the Midlands highlighting and celebrating the area’s rich RAF heritage.
A tour of the rare blue reconnaissance Spitfire PR. XIX will be stopping off in Coventry on 18 and 19 June to coincide with Coventry Food Festival. Families are invited to get up close to the aircraft and hands-on with the interactive activities on the ground.
There is more information about the Food Festival here.