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The award-winning Porthleven Food Festival announces that the annual three-day celebration is to return for 2023, from April 21-23rd – presented in partnership with renowned chef Jude Kereama.

The free foodie event, a must in the culinary calendar, celebrates Cornwall’s leading food and drink producers, stimulates the local economy – and seeks to raise awareness of key issues relating to the environment, food culture and sustainable food production.

The festival attracts in the region of 35,000 people, who tuck into celebrations in the whole town takeover, with the heart of the activity held around the harbourside.

The organisers, in partnership with esteemed Cornwall based chef Jude Kereama, are busily working behind the scenes to finalise the 2023 festival programme – with exciting new additions coming soon.

It’s tipped to offer an impressive line-up of culinary talent of leading chefs presenting demonstrations and inspiring talks, sparking conversations around food sustainability and produce ecology. Alongside new guest chef feast nights and food experiences, workshops, family-friendly activities, live music, and entertainment.

Porthleven Food Festival’s chef patron, Jude Kereama, says: “The 2023 festival is shaping up to bring the most exciting line-up of chefs we’ve ever had at the festival. Expect lots of brilliant chef demonstrations, interactive workshops, inspiring conversations, and awesome new additions. Next year is set to be the best yet!”

The festival, created by Cornish production company Mission Code, exclusively engages specialist suppliers from the southwest (the majority of which are sourced in county) to put on the impressive three-day event.

Designed to offer an exceptional foodie experience, for residents and visitors alike, the festival helps to stimulate the local economy and better support the town’s community.

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About Jude Kereama: Acclaimed chef and native New Zealander Jude Kereama worked with top chefs in New Zealand before moving to London and eventually settling in Porthleven.

Jude opened Kota restaurant in 2006, followed by sister restaurant Kota Kai, in 2011.

Kota lists a whole host of accolades which includes a Michelin Bib Gourmand, 3AA Rosettes for culinary excellence and remains a stalwart of the Cornish food scene.

Porthleven provides endless inspiration for Jude who is proud to work with the best local suppliers. Jude’s cooking combines the eclectic flavours of his Māori Chinese -Malay heritage with the seasonal ingredients that are abundant in Cornwall.

Jude has represented the Southwest in four seasons of the Great British Menu and his last appearance saw him reach the final of the competition and to go on to cook at the banquet.

Porthleven 26-28 April 2024

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