Now in its seventh year Eat Cambridge returns with an amazing festival programme waiting to take everyone by storm. This festival was originally founded in 2013 by three local food lovers who wanted to showcase Cambridge’s great independent food establishments. It is organised and run by volunteers who pour so much thought and passion into making this festival a great success for all.
The festival itself covers a two week period and highlights all things local to Cambridge, so if you are looking for an event with a great community feel and awesome food then this festival is for you.
About the organisers…
Heidi White co-founded Eat Cambridge back in 2013 and is also known as @TheMovingFoodie. She established one of the first Cambridge-based food blogs (The Moving Foodie Blog) back in 2010 and has also written about local food for Cambridge Edition magazine, Sainsbury’s Magazine, and Foodies 100. Since founding foodPark in 2014, Heidi spends most of her time running the street food collective’s weekly lunch markets and pop-up events.
There is also a new Festival Patron this year, Rosie Sykes. Rosie is a local chef and food writer who will be at the main event on Saturday 11th May where you’ll be able to hear first-hand about her experiences as a chef and also purchase a signed copy of her latest book. Her journey from gastronomic paths to setting up and shaping menus of establishments all over the country has left her with a wealth of knowledge and experience.
1) What’s it all about?
The festival effectively has two parts, the Main Event and then two weeks of Festival Fringe events that celebrate the local food and drink scene in Cambridge and the local area.
Firstly the Main Event of Eat Cambridge is setup so people can taste their way round food and drink stalls as well as gaining great insights from expert talks that occur throughout the day. There is also a food styling and photography workshop as well as book signings with Rosie Sykes & Honey & Co.
Secondly you have Festival Fringe, which is a two week jam-packed programme of food and drink happenings that are organised and run by locals. These two weeks are full of variety and fun-filled foodie events ranging from a ‘Bake and Make’ Afternoon Tea to a Cambridgeshire Wine School (celebrating ‘National Wine Day’). There is something for everyone, but make sure you book early if you would like to take part!
2) When does Eat Cambridge take place?
The Main Event takes place on Saturday 11th May with the Festival Fringe continuing until Sunday 26th May with over twenty organised events for people to go to.
3) Where does Eat Cambridge take place?
The Main Event venue will be held at The Guildhall and the Festival Fringe events will take place in an array of venues in and around Cambridge. Visit http://www.eat-cambridge.co.uk/about/programme/ to find a full list of what is taking place and where!
This festival is a firm favourite and never disappoints… I mean, who doesn’t love great food and drink, especially from our local restaurants and pop-ups that are demonstrating their unique take on fabulous produce. We think Eat Cambridge is a great event that can be appreciated by everyone, even if you do not live in Cambridge, this festival is worth travelling for. If you are coming to Cambridge for Eat Cambridge then do not miss out on a relaxing punting tour after all that food (and drink)!!!