Michelin-starred chef in line-up for Newport Food Festival

Newport Food Festival

The line-up of chef demonstrators at this year’s Newport Food Festival has been announced today.

Last year’s event attracted 10,000 visitors.

All demonstrations at the Admiral-sponsored event are free at Newport Indoor Market on October 3.

The line-up includes Hywel Jones, executive chef for The Park Michelin-starred Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa restaurant and The Brasserie, who has been the festival’s patron.

Jones started his career with David Nichols at The Royal Garden and then moved on to work as chef de partie in two Michelin 3-star establishments; Chez Nico at 90 and Marco Pierre White. He furthered his skills as junior sous chef at Michelin starred Le Souffle. He earned his first Michelin Star at Foliage restaurant at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park where he was head chef for five years. He was also executive Chef at Pharmacy Restaurant in Notting Hill.


Teenchef Final 11am
Hywel Jones- Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa 12 noon
Simon Crockford- Celtic Manor Resort 1pm
Rickie Ash – The Ridgeway Bar and Kitchen 2pm
Steve White – The Ruperra Arms 3pm
Curry Cook off – Poppadoms vs Rachel’s Curry Kitchen 4pm


Emma Evans – The Green Caerleon 11:30am
Andy Beaumont – Mojo The FoodBar 12:30pm
Jamie O’Leary – Jols Food Co 1:30pm
Hang Fire Smoke House 2:30pm
Adam Whittle – Celtic Manor Resort 3:30pm
Bruno – Bruno’s Bakery and Patisserie Caerleon 4:30pm

Exhibitors and producers this year are:

Allys Confectionary
Althaea Gourmet Mallows
Asia Spice Box
Avril’s Country Kitchen
Baked By Mel
Bespoke Brewing Co
Big Fish Little Fish
Bill King Artisan Baker
Black Mountains Smokery Ltd
Boonta Too Thai Food
Caws Cenarth Cheese
Claire’s Kitchen
Clam’s Handmade Cakes
Curry On The Curve
Dinky Donuts
E F Foods
Elm Tree Foods
Fine Wines Direct
Flapjack Fairy
Fresh as a Daisy
Gower Cottage Brownies
Grandma Bees
Hardwick Hampers
Jayne’s Bakes
La fleur de Chocolat
Leadbury Cider & Juice Co Ltd
Maison Crepe
Meat and Greek Ltd
Meat Bar and Grill
MoJo The Food Bar Ltd
Mr Olives
Mrs Brown’s Bakes
My Own Curry
Needhams Fish Mongers
Noodles in a Box
Old Granary Pierogi
Oscar’s Kitchen
Parc Pantry
Pizza Wheels
Potato Twisters
Pulled Pork People
Riverford Organic Farms
Rocket Juice
RSPB Cymru
Seasons Farm Foods
Tasty Bites
The Café at Ridgeway
The Gate at Llanfrechfa
The Parsnipship Ltd
The Preservation Society
The Ruperra Arms
Tiny Rebel Brewing Co
Tudor Brewery
Ty Gwyn Cider
Untapped Brewing Co Ltd
Urban Eats Wales
Varsity Coffee
Village Table Company
Welsh Food Box Company

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