A brilliant foodie day out in a beautiful setting
The Barnes Food Fair is a hidden gem. A lovely one day food fair featuring great producers in a grand marquee, and an outdoor street-food and picnic area with live music all day, plus fantastic events featuring some of Britain’s top chefs.
Last year we had a pop-up restaurant run by 2 Michelin starred Phil Howard and our Cookery Theatre featured a demonstration by Brett Graham whose two Michelin star restaurant The Ledbury is ranked in the World’s Top 20.
And if all this wasn’t enough the Fair is held in the gloriously bucolic surroundings of Barnes – on the village green next to the duck pond. Watch this space for details of the 2016 Fair.
The fair raises money for local charities
Since 2011 the Fair has raised many thousands of pounds for local charities including Age UK’s local pensioner’s centre, Barnes Methodist Church’s winter shelter for the homeless and the Barnes Community Association.
This year we’re raising funds for Home-Start which helps families with young children deal with whatever life throws at them.
The Fair is organised by the Barnes Community Association, and apart from one part-time organiser all other work on the fair is carried out by volunteers. We raise funds from sponsorship, stall charges and ticket sales. All profits are donated to charity.
Some amazing chefs have helped make it very special
We’ve been incredibly lucky to have received the support of some amazing chefs over the past few years. Phil Howard who runs the two-Michelin-starred restaurant The Square has been a stalwart supporter demonstrating in our Cookery Theatre since the start, and last year running a pop-up restaurant.
Other chefs who have taken part include Angela Hartnett, Atul Kochhar, Bruno Loubet, Rowley Leigh, Theo Randall and The Helmsley sisters.
Since launch our cookery theatre has been compered by food writer, TV presenter and Masterchef judge William Sitwell.