The Town Hall Square, Millennium Square and Winter Garden will host a whole load foodie events, activities, exhibitions & competitions across the weekend.
Friday 14th September: 12pm and 3pm
Saturday 15th September: 10am, 12pm and 3pm
Sunday 16th September: 10am, 12pm and 3pm
Children's Chocolate Workshops - This is something for all budding young chocolatologists...a chance to make your very own chocolate!
The Ministry of Chocolate will be running FREE chocolate workshops for children so come and find us in the Winter Garden; our workshops, which last around 25 minutes and will be educational as well as enormous fun! Lead by The Minister himself, Children will be shown real cocoa pods, cocoa beans and have the opportunity to taste cocoa nib before making their very own chocolate using a variety of ingredients provided. The workshops will run throughout the 3 days of the festival and are suitable for all ages of children, although they must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Places for the chocolate workshops are on a first come, first served basis. Unfortunately, we are unable to take reservations. For further information on the chocolate workshops and events that the Ministry of Chocolate run, see www.ministryofchocolate.com
Friday 14th September: 10am - 3pm
At Let's Get Cooking, we believe cooking is a core life skill and our aim is to give everyone the opportunity to learn to cook and enjoy good food. We run the UK's biggest network of cooking clubs, and provide training, support and resources for setting up and running healthy cooking activities for people of all ages.
Let's Get Cooking is a programme run by the Children's Food Trust. The Children's Food Trust aims to reduce childhood obesity and improve academic achievement through improving the food our children eat both in and out of school and in early years settings. We work directly with thousands of schools, millions of parents and every local authority in the country. We campaign on key issues in school food, and under our previous name of the School Food Trust we were directly responsible for developing and introducing the national food and nutrition guidelines in both schools and early years settings. We make a difference, and would be pleased to help you too.
Primary school children from Charnock Hall, Deepcar St John's, Owler Brook, Seven Hill and Stradbroke will be joining the Let’s Get Cooking team from 10 - 3pm on Friday, find them in the Winter Garden, they will have plenty of tasty treats in store for you and recipes to take home and try yourself.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Come and view food related artwork from across the Schools of Sheffield and top up on your 5 a day with fresh fruit from Country Fresh Foods and the Taylor Shaw nutritionist will be on hand Saturday & Sunday at 11.30 offering useful tips and advice.
Saturday and Sunday all day
The lovely ladies of the Seven Hills WI have been busy baking so there will be plenty of tasty treats to buy! The Seven Hills City Centre branch of the WI was officially formed in October 2009 and has enjoyed a hugely successful first few years with over 100 members. SHWI gives vibrant women the chance to get together, learn, show off skills and generally have fun. SHWI may be Wi but forget the traditional stereotypes - this WI is for the 21st century; activities have included wine tasting, burlesque dancing and swishing along with Jam making and craft workshops
Teddy Bears picnic - Saturday 2.00 - 4.00
under 12'sbring a bear to receive your free mini Fancie cupcake and listen to delicious stories including the very hungry catepillar and the tiger's coming to tea
Mad Hatters Tea Party - Sunday all day
Join Alice at the Tea Table in the Winter Garden for colouring activities. Wear your 'Mad Hat' to get a free ride on the Tea-Cups
Based in Town Hall Square with reporters out and about over the 3 days, finding out what is happening around the festival and broadcasting live into programmes throughout the weekend. On Saturday Paulette Edwards will present her morning show from the festival between 9am and 12noon. Paulette will be chatting to exhibitors and some of the many food experts that are showing their culinary skills in the Kitchen area. On Saturday afternoon Paulette will be hot footing it over to the kitchen to commentate while some of the chefs are in action, then heading to the family area to have a go at chocolate making!
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Celebrates, inspires and raises awareness of the benefits of growing, harvesting and sharing food across our communities and city. We believe a vibrant, diverse food culture is a vital aspect of our healthy communities.
Sow some seeds with the Community Growers. Anyone can grow their own food, whether its from a bucket, balcony or shared space! Our Community Grower Coordinators work within communities to give people the skills and confidence to grow their own food.
The Abundance concept started here in Sheffield and involves teams of volunteers who harvest the seasonal glut of fruit across the city and redistribute this surplus to the local communities on a non-profit basis. Come and taste our chutney and jams or enjoy a cup of freshly squeezed (local) juice too!
The Sheffield Food Network is an online map to help the public find food that is locally produced, ethically sourced and independently sold. The site will go live in the autumn, so come and be one of the first to view the new site at the Sheffield Food Festival! How will you shop?
Friday and Saturday
Whirlow Hall Farm Trust is a unique environmental and educational charity. Each year we provide outstanding learning and developmental experiences for over 10,000 children, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds and inner city areas, and young adults with disabilities and special needs. We are a classroom in the countryside.
Come and see what Whirlow Hall Farm are up to in Millennium Square for the Festival and join in with mini scarecrow making activities
Friday and Saturday
Heeley City Farm will be in the Family Fun area with volunteering opportunities and information about their community local food growing and healthy eating projects. Children can take part in the foodie crafts on offer too! The farm manages and co manages over ten sites across Sheffield and produces more locally grown food than any similar organisations in Sheffield - so come and find out all about us!
Live Bees, Honey & Candles
Saturday & Sunday
As part of the 2012 Sheffield Food Festival we will be hosting a unique
opportinity for both adults and children to get close to the story of how we
get honey with a display of live honey bees. There will be a chance to
taste the honey produced in Sheffield and even make your very own 100% pure
During the day you can join us for the following: Live honey bees on display, can you find the queen bee? Sample a range of honey on the day including the rare 'Stanage Edge; Heather Honey'!
The National Trust is passionate about food; what it tastes like and where it comes from. In their restaurants and tea rooms the Trust will always try to use fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. Why not pop along to their stand to sample some culinary delights? The National Trust looks after some of our most special places, including historic buildings and gardens and miles of coast and countryside. If you're interested in wildlife, castles, gardens and the great outdoors then National Trust membership gives you unlimited access to great days out.
Plus they have great tea rooms and restaurants too! Join today and get three months free off the cost of annual membership.
The Best Western Plus Mosborough Hall Hotel are delighted to be a part of the Sheffield Food Festival 2012. Proud to be part of the city we are passionate about all things local. Joining us on our stand will be Bertie Bassett, one of Sheffield’s favourite characters. Come and say hello and have your picture taken as we would love to show you all we have to offer at the hotel. You can also join our Free loyalty club where every month there is a special offer. Join at the Sheffield Food Fayre and you during September receive a FREE Glass of Pimms and Lemonade
The Hilton Sheffield hotel enjoys an ideal quayside location next to Victoria Quays, two minutes walk from Sheffield city center; we are delighted to be taking part with the Food Festival, visit our stand and receive food and beverage offers for our delightful Quays Restaurant and Quays Bar as well as banqueting offers, competitions and lots more. We will also have cupcakes made by our head chef on sale with proceeds going to our Hilton in the Community Foundation.
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Come along and visit the Rutland Hotel Sheffield stand where you may meet a few characters from a Christmas elf to a bride! Sheffield's largest independent 4 star hotel will be promoting our Wedding Open Day to be held at the Hotel in Sunday 23rd September, but also Christmas parties available at the hotel throughout December! The hotel prides itself on personal service and locally sourced food - the venue for your special wedding day or to celebrate Christmas!
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Authentic, freshly made and delicious drinks served in a bag! Aguas Frescas are Mexico's most popular soft drink and are a great refreshing option for both kids and adults. Using fruit sourced from local growers and sustainable suppliers, we have popular flavours including pineapple, watermelon and lime as well as some more unusual flavours like cucumber, tamarind and hibiscus.