The 2018 Bude Food Festival: Budelicious

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The 2018 Bude Food Festival: Budelicious


22nd & 23rd September, 2018

We are delighted to announce the launch of Budelicious, an exciting new food and drink festival for Bude. The new event will showcase the very best and varied restaurants that Bude has to offer along with the wonderful artisan food and drink producers in the area.

The new event will involve the whole community with schools, colleges and shops being encouraged to take part as well as a good food trail around local restaurants. It will culminate in a fantastic weekend of food and drink at the Falcon Hotel on 22/23 September, and a trade-only Chef’s Forum on 24 September.

The Budelicious event will include ‘street-food’ vendors outside the Falcon Hotel and an Artisans’ Hall, where local area producers will showcase their wares along with a Marquee where our fantastic local chefs will demonstrate their skills.

The event is being led by celebrity chef Peter Gorton (Master Chef of GB) a past Guide Michelin star winner. Peter commented:

I have been keen to build an event in Bude for sometime now, as the town has a lot to offer by the way of some great food and drink artisan producers and eating places. Our aim is to grow the Budelicious event over the coming years to become an established festival in Cornwall.

Budelicious is being sponsored by the Falcon Hotel, Chadds Foodsmiths and St Austell Brewery through their Proper Job Cornish IPA. Trade Marketing Manager Marc Bishop commented:

We are delighted to support Budelicious, the town of Bude is a very important trading area for us so it’s great to be involved with the new event at its inception.

Coordination will be provided by the Falcon Hotel. Owner of the Falcon Hotel, Rupert Brendon, added:

We are proud that we are able to provide the considerable human resources required to plan and execute this complex event for Bude”.

Nick Chadd said:

We are proud to supply the catering trade around the Bude area and throughout Cornwall for the last 70 years. This event will feature the diverse food offering we have here in the local community and give an additional reason for people to visit Bude – where Cornwall begins!”.

Budelicious is supported by the Bude Area Tourist Board, whose Chair, Linda Winstanley, added:

“Like the Bude for Food Festival, we expect Budelicious will help to reinforce Bude’s reputation as a high quality ‘foodie destination, and we look forward to welcoming lots of visitors to the town to enjoy all that Bude has to offer.’.

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