The BBC Good Food Festival will be back from 18 – 20 August 2023!
Happy International Women's Day!
Happy International Women’s Day! Today is all about recognising inspirational women everywhere, celebrating women’s achievements and championing equality. We want to take this opportunity to celebrate just a few of the wonderfully inspiring women joining us at our summer Show this June. From our incredible Big Kitchen line-up including Dame Mary Berry, Lisa Faulkner, Nadiya Hussain and Jane’s Patisserie, to the fantastic female producers and business owners, read all about them and their incredible stories and achievements below.
Dame Mary Berry
There are many reasons why Dame Mary Berry is one of the country’s best loved cookery writers and television personalities. She is known worldwide for her work as a judge on Best Home Cook, The Great British Bake Off, Junior Bake Off and Comic Relief Bake Off.
Most recently, Mary was on our screens in December with her Christmas programme Mary Berry’s Festive Feasts (BBC1), in which Mary taught some of her wonderful festive recipes to three novice cooks. Last year Mary also presented her most recent cooking series, Love to Cook, which aired on BBC2 in November.
Come along on Saturday 18 June and see the queen of baking live on stage in the Big Kitchen and at the Book Signing. After all, there’s nothing like a dame!
Lisa Faulkner first established herself as a leading actress starring in numerous high profile TV dramas including Holby City, Spooks and Dangerfield. In 2010 Lisa won BBC 1’s Celebrity MasterChef and has since gone on a remarkable food journey. In the spring of 2019 Lisa’s new cookery show launched on ITV, John & Lisa’s Weekend Kitchen – now in it’s 6th successful series, Lisa alongside her husband John Torode, continue to inspire audiences with great family recipes on weekend mornings.
Join us on Sunday 19 June and see this leading lady cooking live in the Big Kitchen with her husband John Torode. She’ll also be around the Show at the Book Signing and chatting to Barney Desmazery at the Let’s Talk Good Food Stage.
She came, she saw, she baked and she conquered!
Nadiya’s captivating smile and sparkling personality, wit and warmth as well as her delicious bakes and desserts made her the hugely popular winner of Great British Bake Off 2015. Since winning, Nadiya has presented her own cookery shows. Not only is Nadiya now a seasoned presenter, but also a brilliant writer with three novels to her name and her cookery books and cookery/story books for children reaching bestseller status. She truly is a woman of many talents!
You can see Nadiya on not one, but two days at the Summer Show. Come along on Friday 17 and Sunday 19 June to see Nadiya cooking live in the Big Kitchen. Plus, see her around the Show at the Book Signing and in interviews at the Let’s Talk Good Food Stage.
With a huge 833k following on Instagram, Jane has delighted audiences everywhere with her delicious bakes. Whether it’s cakes, cookies, cheesecakes, or desserts she has something that everyone would enjoy. She has baked on This Morning and her blog was voted the top baking blog of 2020 by Vueilo, Her recipes have been featured in Cosmopolitan and Baking Heaven Magazine. Focussing on bakes for every occasion and for all skill levels, Jane loves to experiment with classic flavours and different combinations.
See Jane live in action at the Big Kitchen on Friday 17 June! You can also see her around the Show in a live interview on the Let’s Talk Good Food Stage and at the Book Signing.
Alongside the wonderful women in our talent line-up we have a whole host of female producers and business joining us to exhibit at the Show. Find out more about just a few of them below and check out our full exhibitor list for summer 2022 here.
The Very Happy Belly Co.
Founder Sophie re-ignited her love for baking in lockdown and so was born The Very Happy Belly Co. Their products include delicious mug cakes and gift sets as well as their baking kits which include everything from salted caramel chocolate brownies to cookie dough and vegan and gluten free options. Mother and daughter duo Sophie and Sarah are committed to promoting mental health awareness, self care and healthy wellbeing which is why they make a quarterly donation to a mental health charity voted for by their customers. From perfect Valentine’s gifts to a way to entertain the kids on a rainy afternoon, their baking boxes are the perfect way to take a break away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life! Find out more at: The Very Happy Belly Co – The Very Happy Belly Co.
And don’t miss them at our summer Show: stand no. FD54
Karen Davies Sugarcraft
Karen Davies Sugarcraft, founded by Karen Davies, design and manufacture high quality silicone moulds with the belief that anyone can create beautiful cakes, bakes and chocolates! Joining us at our summer Show in June, Karen has everything from perfect birthday and festive inspired moulds to fabulous Halloween, Christmas and space cookie moulds. Find out more at: Karen Davies Cakes – Cake Decorating Moulds (karendaviessugarcraft.co.uk)
And don’t miss them at our summer Show: stand no. FC32
What a Pickle!
What a Pickle! began from a love of good flavours. Founder Camilla is passionate about bold, delicious flavours and developed this wonderful range to make sure many people can incorporate them in their cooking.
Her original flavour was tomato chilli jam, which has now been followed by additional flavours to add to the range including, Red Onion Marmalade, Hot Chilli Jam, Carrot and Coriander Relish, Fig and Mustard Sauce and Chutney for Cheese. She also has a great egg free mayonnaise range which include three fantastic flavours, Simply Mayo, Garlic Mayo and Tarragon Mayo.
Find out more about these delicious sauces here: Beautiful condiments made in small batches that are undeniably special and extremely delicious – What a Pickle! (what-a-pickle.com)
And don’t miss them at our summer Show: stand no. FH60
Gower Cottage Brownie
Founder Katy Gower grew this wonderful brownie company from her very own kitchen! Whatever the occasion her homemade brownies are the most unique gift, from thick-gooey chocolate to lemon blondies and delicious brownie butter, vegan and gluten free options, you’ll want to try them all. Find out more about Katy’s wonderful story and select your favourite flavour at: Welcome to Gower Cottage (gowercottagebrownies.co.uk)
How are you celebrating International Women’s Day? Treat yourself and the fabulous women close to you to a fantastic girls day out at the BBC Good Food Show Summer with our 25%* off ticket offer! Quote WOM25 at checkout to bag this amazing saving. But hurry, this offer ends midnight Thursday! Book now, here.