Every year since it’s inception, the universal cookery & food festival (ucff) founded by chefs John Feeney, Lee Maycock and Ian Nottage, and event organiser Billie Moore, managing director at McCullough Moore, has been going that extra mile to enlighten chefs and foodies about local and global trends at this out-doorable event.
Dubbed the Glastonbury for chefs, ucff has moved around the country each year choosing quirky and foodcentric venues. This year ucff is venturing to Ragley Hall Estate at Mudwalls Farm in Warwickshire, a passionate family farm providing a range of top fruit, stone fruit and brassicas.
With its eclectic mix of exhibitors’ innovative products, cookery demonstrations, workshops, live debates on key issues within the industry, and foraging tours under the supervision of experts such as beekeeper and forager Colin Wheeler-James, ucff provides chefs and buyers with a unique culinary experience to get them out the kitchen or office and meet with hundreds of like-minded food and drink aficionados, local farmers, foragers, fishermen, conservationists, nutritionists, growers, suppliers and some of the industry’s most influential foodies and give them an opportunity to connect more with each other.
Whether you’re looking for inspiration, to connect with old friends, discover new suppliers or generally have a day out of the kitchen, ucff is the place to be. Just some of this year’s attractions include the global kitchen, an orchard walk, the farmers market, and the ground up foraging & sampling experience.
The festival happens on 14 September 2021… Members of the Institute of Hospitality receive a 10% discount off the current ticket price, to book tickets visit the website or call 01293 854402 and quote the discount code UCFFA21.