Whats On

A Perfect Weekend for Foodies

Here are some tantalising titbits to stimulate your taste buds!

Pop up Sea Food Bar

We are delighted to introduce Tom's Salty Shack, a fabulous bespoke pop-up seafood restaurant. Tom Haward has been raised with the sea in his blood and salt air in his lungs on the UKs most easterly Island - Mersea.

His mother opened the now famous Company Shed in the late 80's and coupled with his father owning one of the most prestigious oyster growing businesses in England, Tom found it only natural to have a passion for the best seafood. With decades of experience learning all of the fishy trade, Tom has become an accomplished chef. and has a passion for the tastiest organic seafood.

An altogether nice bloke, Tom loves to entertain, cook and show off his love for seafood.

You will find Tom's amazing pop-up restaurant on the Sports Suite Terrace - take a stool at the bar, choose the seafood you would like to order and watch Tom prepare and cook your dish.

It doesn't get better than this!

Pop up Tea Room

Visit our vintage Pop-up tea room from Vintage Allsorts and have a lovely fresh cuppa the good ol' fashioned way, served in china cups, along with a wide range of sandwiches, pastries, homemade cakes and cream teas with freshly baked scones, all served in true vintage style!











Celebrity Chef Demonstrations

Find out all you need to know to cook like professionals at home - the chefs stage is one of the highlights of the show where you can watch TV chefs cooking delicious dishes live.

Our celebrity chefs will be taking to the stage three times each day at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Each demonstration lasts for 30 minutes.

TV favourite Dean Edwards will be at the show on Saturday 13th May and Bake Off winner from GBBO, third series John Whaite will be there on Sunday 14th May.

To be sure of a ticket to watch your favourite chef, click here to buy now.

Book Signings

Both chefs will be signing their latest books after each of their demonstrations at the Waterstones book Stand next to the Chefs Stage. No need to book and you might even nab yourself a selfie too!

Details of the books on sale will be detailed closer to the show weeknd.

Adnams Bar

Whilst you are busy shopping, tasting and perusing the food and drink to stock up your cupboards, perhaps the man in your life would like to sample a cool refreshing beer or two at the Adnams Bar.

Choose from their range of beers straight from the tap.


It's always great to find new food and drink not readily available on the high street, and there will be no shortage of fantastic local producers with unusual produce for you to sample.

Champagne and Prosecco Bar

A visit to the Essex Fine Food Show would not be complete without a glass or two of Champagne or Prosecco. Relax and enjoy!

A Taste of Anglia Marquee

Your first and last port of call, this marquee will be packed full of producers from across the region. Pre-purchase tastings will be available on most stands, so you can try before you buy. Many exhibitors will also be offering special show deals. Come and discover new regional producers, innovative and often award winning new products. #ShopLocal


Live Music from Charlotte Inglis

Charlotte is an up and coming young female vocalist based in Essex. Her genre of music covers from old school classics from 80's/90's to current such as the likes of Emeli Sande, Jess Glynne and Rihanna