Three Counties Food & Drink Festival – Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July 2024 – Three Counties Showground, Malvern/

Following a hugely successful inaugural year in 2023 with over 170 traders, and a full menu of family entertainment, live music and culinary demonstrations, the Three Counties Food and Drink Festival returns to the Three Counties Showground on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July.

The Festival, dubbed a ‘foodie heaven’, has announced the initial line-up of talented chefs who will be serving up their repertoire of recipes in the 500 seat cookery theatre which is accessible to all ticket holders.

Rachel Allen best-selling cookery writer and TV Chef will take to the stage on Sunday 28th July to share her expertise with a live cookery demonstration. A  celebrated teacher at the world-famous Ballymaloe Cookery School in County Cork, Rachel is a popular figure in the culinary world, with an international audience for her bestselling cookery books, 14 to date with sales of more than 1 million copies worldwide. She is renowned for her live cookery demonstrations, and her much-loved television programmes. Rachel’s recipes and food writing have been published across a wide range of magazines and newspapers including The Irish Mail on Sunday, the Sunday Tribune, Delicious, Olive and BBC Good Food. She currently writes a weekly food column for the Sunday Independent.

Joining Rachel on the Sunday is Cyrus Todiwala, chef, author, educationist, and entrepreneur. He is Co-Patron of Café Spice Namaste,the longest running Michelin BIB restaurant in the world. A pioneer as well as an innovator, Cyrus is a staunch advocate of education and training, social responsibility, sustainability, buying British, food waste, the environment and healthy eating. He has won several environmental awards including the Sustainability Champion award from the London Chamber of Commerce/Corporation of London

Cyrus has written six cookbooks, including the latest Mr Todiwala’s Bombay: My Recipes and Memories from India . He is a regular on BBC Saturday Kitchen and James Martin’s Saturday Morning. In 2021 Cyrus featured on Channel 4’s Snack Masters competition and won. Cyrus has an MBE for his services to education and training and an OBE for services to the catering and hospitality industry. 

TV Chef and author, Marcus Bean also joins the stage on the Sunday. Following his success winning Iron Chef UK on Channel 4, Marcus became a regular chef on ITV’s This Morning. He has appeared on Market Kitchen, Channel 4′s What’s Cooking and Drop-Down Menu, as well as Food Network’s Christmas Special with Matt Tebbutt and Lisa Faulkner.

Food expert and presenter of BBC’s Eat Well for Less?, Chris Bavin, will host the Cookery Theatre demonstrations across the weekend.

“We’re very excited to be returning to the Showground for this year’s Three Counties Food and Drink Festival and are delighted to have such a fantastic line-up of chefs. We’ll be lifting the lid on the Saturday chefs in the coming weeks, along with the many have-a-go activities and planned family entertainment” said Bev Channell, Festival Organiser.

Tickets for the festival are on sale now and can be purchased via the festival website. With ticket prices from just £12 this is a great and affordable family day out. VIP ticket options are also available.

For more information about Three Counties Food and Drink Festival, including a full schedule of events and guests, please visit the festival website 

For further details and interview requests, please contact Susan Richmond, Wolf and Kins PR, 07708 690707,

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