This is the final part in my series on the BBC Summer Good Food Show 2013. For the other two parts, please see here and here. After a quick lunch break and food from one of the street food vendors (more about them later in the post), my fellow Good Food Show bloggers and I went to the Supertheatre to see Theo Randall and Tom Kitchin cook live on stage. There was great banter between them and it was really fun to watch.
After the show has finished, I had time for a quick walk round the show and went and saw old friends, Kate from Gower Cottage Brownies and Tim from Macarons & More. It was great to catch up and see how fast their businesses are moving forward.
After this, it was a short trip back to the press office to hear talks from the Midlands street food vendors who were invited to the show for the first time and the Good Food Show Bursary Award Winners (who get a free stall at the show if their business is unique in some way). I went and saw the street food folk earlier on in the day (images above) and they seemed to be doing a roaring trade. For all of them, it was the biggest thing they had ever done. The story was the same for the award winners too. They are all had unique food products that they produced themselves and in some of the cases, they had gone from having the idea to setting up the business really quickly. It was lovely chatting to them.
The street food vendors were:
The bursary award winners were:
Soon though, it was getting close to 6pm when the show closed for the evening. I just had time to do a little bit more shopping then it was time to head home after an inspiring, interesting, fun and exhausting day.
Many thanks to Ginny, Katy and the team for a fantastic tine. I cannot wait until the show in November now!
Disclosure: I attended the Good Food Show with a complimentary press pass. I purchased some products from the producers at full prices, others were given to me at a discount due to being press and others were received complimentary.