“St Ives is the most beautiful setting for a food festival, you just can’t beat it. Walking along the stalls I saw there’s fresh shellfish for sale, and the produce is so inspiring.
I get all my fish sent to me from Cornwall because of the quality. It’s so important to support local food and ingredients and it’s been great being here this weekend for the festival.”
“It has been an amazing weekend for the festival with thousands of people soaking up the best Cornish food and fantastic atmosphere on the beach. This year was bigger and better than ever, and despite some showers on Saturday, we had more than double the amount of people at the festival than last year.”
Gracing the Chef Stage were the likes of Nathan Outlaw, who helped the audience perfect a hollandaise sauce; Great British Bake Off winner Frances Quinn, who built some edible sand castles; and last year’s MasterChef winner, Jane Devonshire, who cooked up some gluten-free mozzarella and mushroom muffins.
Other highlights of the weekend included a pop-up barbeque demo on the beach when chef Ben Quinn from Wood Fired Canteen served up fish tacos to those watching.
And the festival went on well into the night on Saturday with Kernow King performing and Sandy Acre 7 entertaining the crowds.
We care about our environment
St Ives Food & Drink Festival is committed to our town and our beach site and we seek to manage and mitigate the negative impacts on our environment. We commit to ensuring recycling provision across the site, reducing plastic usage as much as possible, developing sustainable travel options, collaborating with like minded people and suppliers, and working with Cornish suppliers, businesses and producers. We seek to maximise the opportunities to create positive impact in the town and for our communities including involvement from local food & drink producers and suppliers, partnerships with local chefs and restaurants, promotion of the town as a whole, skills development opportunities for young people and performance opportunities for community groups.