Feastbourne to Showcase Culinary Arts Studio
Feastbourne, Eastbourne’s new food and drink festival, has been chosen as the first public event to showcase a new culinary arts studio in the town.
Part of the University of Brighton’s School of Service Management in Eastbourne, the studio will play host to three master classes during the event which runs from 12 – 22 October, including ‘Close to the Veg’, vinegars and oils and an indulgent session in chocolate from a master chocolatier.
Eastbourne Borough Council Spokesperson for Tourism, Councillor David Elkin said “With hospitality playing such a big part in Eastbourne’s economy, this new studio really helps to put us at the top of our game and produce talented chefs for the future. I am delighted that they have chosen to use Feastbourne as their first public event and would urge everyone to take a look at these superb new facilities and try the excellent food on offer.”
Opened earlier this year by food expert Rick Stein OBE, the studio which includes a state of the art kitchen and restaurant facilities, offers a contemporary and creative learning experience for hospitality students and an opportunity for diners to interact with the chefs at work.
Following a successful start, it is hoped that showcasing the facilities at Feastbourne will encourage wider use of the studio for public events such as product testing, launches, conferences and even team building, using the ethos that ‘the team that cooks together, stays together’.
Feastbourne runs from 12 – 22 October at various venues throughout Eastbourne, featuring a wide range of events from wine tasting and real ales, to ‘Produce on the Prom’, ‘Fishcapades’ at Sovereign Harbour, an Elizabeth David tribute dinner and a Grand Hotel candlelit dinner and wine cellar tour.
Feastbourne is sponsored by Cooden Cellars, University of Brighton, Glyndebourne, SCS Marketing, Grand Hotel, The Waterfront, Eastbourne Hospitality Association, Eastbourne & District Chamber of Commerce and The Sussex Wine Company and supported by Eastbourne Borough Council.
The Culinary Arts Studio is based at Darley Road, Eastbourne and master classes are held from 7 – 9.30pm, beginning on 15 October with local producer ‘Stratta’ presenting vinegar and oil infusions, followed by The Observer Food Monthly award winner ‘Bills’ of Lewes presents Close to the Veg on 18th October and on 22nd October single origin chocolate with master chocolatier Alan Whately
25 September, 2006
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