2018 Live Demos

We are delighted to present another fabulous line-up of local chefs to inspire you. This schedule is subject to change so please check on the day.

10.45am Homemade Pasta – Gert Pienaar

Blandy’s at Inglewood Head Chef Gert Pienaar’s demonstrations have been a popular feature of HFF over the years as he makes the most sophisticated dishes seem easy!

This year Gert will make tortellini for you to taste at the end of the demo.



11.30am How Chocolate is Made – from Tree to Mouth

Sam from Tilly’s Treats explains how the recipe for making chocolate has not changed much since Mayan time, which is about 3,000 years ago and it is quite an interesting process. It is amazing that anyone discovered how to make it!

Sam has been working with chocolate for many years and will take questions and share top tips on handling chocolate in your own kitchen.


12.15pm Helen Browning – Pig: Tales from an Organic Farm

Organic farmer, owner of The Royal Oak pub in Bishopstone, and chief executive of the Soil Association, Helen Browning will be talking about her new book Pig: Tales from an Organic Farm which follows nine characterful sows from the week of their farrowing through a very long hard winter.

Come and listen to some of the real stories in her book and hear what drives her as a farmer. Helen will be answering questions, signing copies of Pig and giving out some Helen Browning Organic Hot Dogs for you to try!


1pm Delicious, Healthy Dishes from Eliane’s 

The popular Eliane’s on Hungerford High Street specialises in healthy, tasty dishes.

Their menus have a mediterranean influence and are always colourful, mouth-watering and nutritious.




1.45pm Escalope of Pheasant Breast by Peter Cooke 
Peter Cooke is a local filmmaker, deer stalker and game shooter. Wild game is an under utilised, healthy and delicious food source that many people are missing out. Peter will share with us a simple and tasty pheasant recipe that even fussy children will enjoy.

2.30pm Hungerford Chilli Eating Competition

Free entry for 10 brave contestants! Click here to enter. Competition organised by our very own chilli expert (and award-winning food scientist) Simon Flanagan and sponsored by Wiltshire Chilli Farms.


3.15pm Cocktails by The Three Swans Hotel Bar Team

Impress your friends by learning how to make exclusive cocktails!