Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink 2018 2018-05-01T14:48:42+00:00

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5th, 6th and 7th May, plus Exeter Beats on 4th, 5th and 6th May

Michael Caines

Welcome to our 15th Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink!

Over the past 15 years the Festival has established itself as a vital part of life in Exeter and the South West, celebrating our rich food culture while bringing together local producers, the region’s best chefs, and of course you, the food loving public. Without your ongoing support, your enthusiasm, your interest in real food and the people who create it, our Festival simply could not exist. So a huge thank you from all of us.

In this difficult economic period, we are delighted that the Festival goes from strength to strength. Since we launched in 2004, there has been a sea of change in local and national awareness of the importance of food in our daily lives. Food miles, sustainability, traceability, provenance, biodiversity and the importance of shopping local are all now firmly on the mainstream agenda for all those who care about good, healthy and delicious food as well as the value of maintaining traditional lifestyles and communities.

We hope you enjoyed the Festival, tasting, learning, eating, drinking, dancing, and celebrating with us 15 years of delicious South West excellence. Here’s to the next 15 years!

Don’t miss out on the Seven Chefs Dinner, taking place at Exeter Golf and Country Club on Wednesday 2nd May 2018. I will be joined by Liam Finnegan of The Castle at Taunton, Dez Turland of Saunton Sands and Brend Hotels, Matthew Peryer of Lewtrenchard Manor, Guy Owen of Idle Rocks, Ian Webber of The Farmers Arms and Scott Paton of Boringdon Hall.

Michael Caines MBE
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Michael Caines Academy
Otter Brewery
Exeter Cookery School
Greendale Farm Shop
Exeter Racecourse
Savona Foodservice
Exeter Brewery
Amanda Marsden
NFU Mutual
Salcombe Distilling Co
RAF Careers
Pots ‘n’ Pans
Visit Exeter
Stephens Scown
Exeter Dental Centre
Old Mutual Wealth Private Client Advisers
Exeter & the Heart of Devon Hotels & Restaurants Association
Lympstone Manor
Boulter Bowen
Vospers (Mazda)
Identity UK
Coastal Recycling
One Voice Media
Salt Media
Ashgrove Kitchen
Posh Nosh
Exeter Castle
Dartmoor Kitchen
BCR Associates
Ashfords LLP
Exeter City Council
Exeter College
Food Magazine
Warwick Event Services
Paignton Zoo
Darts farm
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Western Morning News
Devon Life
Food and Travel
Food Magazine
Radio Exe
Express & Echo
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Exeter City Council