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The BIG Food Show comes to Westpoint

PUBLISHED: 15:46 01 September 2014 | UPDATED: 15:46 01 September 2014

John Torode will be giving a live cooking demonstration

John Torode will be giving a live cooking demonstration

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The three-day foodie extravaganza heads to Exeter in October

Popular duo The Hairy Bikers will also be at the Westpoint eventPopular duo The Hairy Bikers will also be at the Westpoint event

This October Exeter’s Westpoint Arena will transform into a food heaven.

The BIG Food Show is a three-day extravaganza of tasting, learning and shopping, taking place from 24-26 October.

During the action-packed show visitors will be treated to live cooking demonstrations by some of the nation’s favourite celebrity chefs, including Gino D’Acampo, The Hairy Bikers and John Torode.

Visitors are also able to get hands-on experience in the interactive classroom workshops, while there will also be talks by producers and chefs and a dedicated children’s cooking area. There will also be plenty of stalls for you to sample and buy from.

Gino D'Acampo will be at The BIG Food ShowGino D'Acampo will be at The BIG Food Show

It’s not just the celebrity chefs showing off their skills; some of the South West’s top restaurant chefs will be gracing The Restaurant Stage.

The BIG Food Show Director, Mel Edwards, says: “We are proud to live in a region packed with the best restaurants and chefs. We developed The Restaurant Stage to showcase exactly what the South West has to offer.”

All stage demonstrations are free and are available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

Local food businesses will also be showcased at the event.

“Supporting local producers is extremely important to us so we launched the show with them in mind, providing a place where they are all under one roof and people from across the region can come and taste, try and shop,” explains Director, Kim Vernon.

Visitors coming to the show with children don’t have to worry; the Kid’s Kitchen is an interactive area dedicated to showing kids new cooking skills in a fun and exciting way. The Kid’s Kitchen is run by Fun Kitchen - a team of passionate and highly qualified teaching professionals providing a safe and secure environment for children to learn. You can leave your children in safe hands and enjoy the rest of the show.

Fans of The BIG Cake Show, which was a huge success last March, will not be disappointed. The BIG Food Show will have a dedicated area to meet everyone’s cake and baking needs, from eating to shopping.

Interactive classroom demonstrations will also be available that are specific to cakes and baking.

The BIG Food Show School Challenge final, sponsored by grainchain.com, will take place in the Kid’s Kitchen on Friday 24 October.

Other things to look out for at the show are the WHSmith book signing area and the Meet the Author area, where visitors have the opportunity to chat to their favourite chefs.

Tickets are selling fast to this much-anticipated event. Buy tickets at thebigcakeshow.com. Standard adult advance tickets cost £14 (£16 on the door) while the VIP package costs £44 in advance. For concessions and group bookings, visit the website.

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