The Soho Food Feast organising committee are keen to ensure that children have lots of fun at the feast along with their ground ups. The following activities will be available with thanks to The Soho Family Centre, Fay Maschler & Proboscis and Greater London Properties:
1pm - 5pm Apron Painting - NEW
2-4pm We are All Food Critics - see below
1-5pm Face Painting - for all ages (see below)
1-5pm Fruit & Veg Sculptures
2-4pm We are All Food Critics
1-5pm Face Painting
Is your kitchen book shelf groaning and overflowing with books you no longer look to for inspiration for your next meal? If yes then the Soho Food Feast Cookbook SWAP SHOP is for you! Bring along your old cookbook (complete and in good condition) and for the bargain price of £2 you can swap it for another one, one that DOES inspire you and get your creative cooking juices flowing. Cookbook SWAP SHOP will take place on both Saturday and Sunday, just look for the signs on arrival or ask one of our helpful volunteers who will be sporting a Soho Food Feast Apron.
This years Soho Food Feast Cake Competition will be held on Sunday 9th June and with a judging panel that will include Paul A Young (chocolatier) and Good Housekeeping it’s time to dust off your cake tins and get baking. This is a competition for the young, the old and all those in the middle. Your cake will be judged on taste, appearance and texture, be imaginative, be Soho. All cakes should be delivered to the Cake Competition Table by 3pm.
For the second year running children at the Soho Food Feast will have the opportunity to become ‘Food’ Critics’ for a day. We are all food critics is a collaboration between restaurant critic from the Evening Standard Fay Maschler and artist-led creative studio Proboscis. Fay took time out of her very busy schedule to write a fantastic introduction and prompts for the children including useful hints like not gobbling your food too quickly without noticing the taste or texture. Those of us who are too old to be junior restaurant critics will have console ourselves through reading the reviews before going off to sample another delicacy from the chefs tent or at one of the many bars.
Below is a sample of last years reviews:
Back by popular demand to this years Soho Food Feast is Stuart Baker, not a chef, but a DJ who last year effortlessly entertained and enticed food feasters to eat, drink, relax and last but not least dance!
Stuart Baker is the founder of Soul Jazz Records. He is a Soho resident and the owner of the Sounds of The Universe record shop which has been located in Soho for more than 20 years. Stuart began as a DJ and it is in this capacity that he will be returning to share with the Soho Food Feast a veritable feast of musical treats from around the world - music for your feet, mind and stomach that will hopefully be as wide-ranging, exotic, eclectic and pleasurable as the culinary delights on offer.
Joining Stuart this year will be a host of guest DJ’s including Martin Morales the ‘DJ chef’ and founder of Ceviche restaurant who will also be serving up their delicious food at the feast on Sunday. Not only that but Ceviche will also be serving Pisco sours at their Bar at the Soho Food Feast all weekend!
Last year I had the pleasure of meeting up with the Kopapa team including Peter Gordon and their then Head Chef the extremely talented Selin Kiazim. This year Selin will be joining us at the Soho Food Feast on Sunday 9th June dishing fabulous food under her own name, she has even told us all what she will be cooking and I for one feel extremely hungry just looking at this amazing creation.
Barbecued Alaskan Sockeye salmon sandwich, black olive mayo, chilli & pomegranate salad
Many of us on the Soho Food Feast organising committee can’t wait until 9th June so we are off to Selin’s Pop-up called ‘Trinkets’ on 18th / 19th May at The Rooftop Café in The Exchange. Selin will be serving lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday lunch and will be making full use of their outdoor BBQ area to create a 7 course sharing menu.
To book tickets please follow this link to the Eventbrite booking page.
Tomorrow (Tuesday 7th May) at 9am tickets go on sale on Eventbrite -see link below:
REMEMBER: Kids Under 12 are FREE. Tickets are ONLY available from Eventbrite.
(Please do NOT call the school. They are very busy teaching our children.)
We are very happy to respond to queries via email, twitter direct message or message the blog.
Look forward to seeing you on 8th / 9th June 2013.
Very best wishes from
Soho Food Feast Organising Committee
We have received many emails asking how it works at the Soho Food Feast and as a response we have decided to do a ‘how it works’ or FAQ’s post to help out those who have not been to a Soho Food Feast before.
First things first one needs a TICKET on sale at 9am on Tuesday 7th May online ONLY. Children under 12 years old are FREE
Tickets will NOT be available from Soho Parish School this year, please do not call the school, they will not be able to help you.
Your ticket gains you entry into the Soho Food Feast that runs from 12noon to 6pm where “guests will have the chance to mingle with the great and the good of London’s food scene in a relaxed, festive and family-friendly environment.” Libery London Girl
We do NOT take card payment so please make sure you visit the cashpoint before you arrive to avoid disappointment.
Food will go on sale from 1pm with bars open from 12noon.
Food: To sample the food one needs to purchase food tokens at £2 per token from the stall inside, one token gets you one sample of food.
Drinks: Bars will accept either cash payment and food tokens depending on which bar you buy your drink from.
Food Demonstrations: these will take place throughout the afternoon - head to the back of the gardens in the far right corner and go down the steps.
Children’s activities: We will be running a couple of small craft activities for kids, apron painting on Saturday and Fruit and Vegetable sculpture making on Sunday.
Raffle: As in past years we have an amazing raffle with prizes including nights stay at hotel, theatre tickets, meals for 2 and much much more. The raffle will be drawn on Sunday 9th June at 5pm.
Cake competition: Sunday 9th June. Can you bake Soho’s best cake - give it a try and a panel of Soho’s finest will judge your entries.
Please remember that this event is organised by a small group of volunteers who are have day jobs, families and big hearts. We all try our very best to do the best job we possibly can, sometimes we might not be able to get back to you straight away, please be patient with us.
I cannot tell you how excited we all are that the Soho Food Feast is enjoyed by so many. We are hugely in debt to Margot Henderson and all the chefs, restaurants, fine food providers, bars, raffle prize givers and everyone who supports us.
Soho Food Feast tickets go on sale at:
9am on Tuesday 7th May
Watch this space for the link to the ticketing website.
All tickets will be for sale online this year, (tickets will NOT be available from Soho Parish School).
Follow us on twitter @sohofoodfeast for the latest news on demo’s and participating restaurants. Check out our website www.sohofoodfeast.co.uk that will shortly have in depth info on our amazing participants and what you can expect this year. Many thanks to everyone that will be taking part in the Soho Food Feast 2013, we cannot thank you enough.
Soho Food Food Feast 2013 will be a two day extravaganza this year taking place on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June in St Anne’s Gardens on Wardour Street, Soho.
Tickets will be on sale very soon. For the latest info follow us on twitter: @sohofoodfeast