11th & 12th
July 2015

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Weymouth Harbour, 11th & 12th July 2015

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Stage Programme

Watch, Learn and Enjoy!

The provisional 2015 stage programme appears below. Clicking on some of the profile images below will display more information on those taking to the stage.

Please note this is subject to change, more details will be added as they become available.

Your MC for the weekend is Neil Phillips, AKA 'the Wine Tipster'!
SATURDAY 11th July PROGRAMME
10:30 WHELKCOME! The Great British Whelk is back with our very own Crab House Cafe favourite Chef Proprietor and Author, Nigel Bloxham
11:00 Experience Pommery Champagne with Pommery’s UK Commercial Director, Sara Hicks and chef proprietor of The Cruel Sea and Dorset Oysters – Pete Miles – also known from ITV’s ‘Harbour Lives’
12:00 Passionate about sustainability, the award winning Matt Budden, Executive Chef, Highcliff Grill cooks up a favourite seafood dish and shares his ‘Fish to Fork’ ethos.
13:00

Gill Meller, Group Head chef at Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage HQ, author, teacher and TV presenter shells out his love of seafood

14:00 Experience Pommery Champagne with Pommery’s UK Commercial Director, Sara Hicks and chef proprietor of The Cruel Sea and Dorset Oysters – Pete Miles – also known from ITV’s ‘Harbour Lives’
15:00 Jack Stein, Executive Chef of the Stein family restaurants and Dave Giles head chef at Rick Stein Winchester bring us a special double act
16:00 Dorset’s much loved Mat Follas; Author of his new cookbook FISH and Chef Patron at The Casterbridge, Dorchester.  Winner of BBC Masterchef 2009.
17:00 The entertaining Fish Auction on behalf of the Fishermen’s Mission – with Samways Fishmonger, Nick Bryant and fundraiser, Guy Grimston
SUNDAY 12th July PROGRAMME
11:00 WHELKCOME! Duncan and Sue from Passionate About Fish – ‘Ready Steady Fillet’ – in aid of the Fishermen’s Mission
11:30 Experience Pommery Champagne with Pommery’s UK Director, Sara Hicks and chef proprietor of The Cruel Sea and Dorset Oysters – Pete Miles – also known from ITV’s ‘Harbour Lives’
12:30 Simple recipes from his new ‘Crab House Cafe’ book, with Chef Proprietor and author, Crab House Cafe, Nigel Bloxham recently featured in BBC2’s Food & Drink Programme.
13:30 River Cottage’s foraging expert - John Wright brings to life his amazing knapsack of fabulous ‘finds’ of the weekend. Funny, entertaining and very well informed.
14:30 Jimmy Buchan - the famous trawler man from the TV series – shares his passion for sea fishing and some lovely langoustine together with Food Operations Manager from ESS Support Services Worldwide, Graham Singer.   Jimmy’s Amity Fish Company is open for business!
15:30 Russell Brown, Managing Director, Creative About Cuisine - gets creative with crustaceans
16:30 Dorset Young Seafood MasterChef Competition FINAL judged by Russell Brown
17:30 Back by popular demand – the entertaining Fish Auction on behalf of the Fishermen’s Mission – with our favourite, ‘Passionate About Fish ‘Duncan Lucas and fundraiser, Guy Grimston
 
Provisional dates for 2016 are 9th & 10th July. This website relates to the 2015 festival and remains online to give you a flavour of the event.