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Chef Line Up change

By April 5, 2018 No Comments

We’re sad to report that chef Tom Brown can no longer join us in the Chefs’ Theatre presented by Proper Job. Tom has just opened his new restaurant, The Cornerstone in Hackney Wick, London and is rather busy over there!

Tom’s Sunday afternoon slot (2:15pm) will be filled by Nik Boyle from the Victoria Inn in Perranuthnoe. We’re very grateful to Nik for stepping into the vacant slot at short notice.

After working for a short time in the kitchen at a ski resort, Nik knew it was what he wanted to do.  Nik has spent the last 20 years building his career  having worked with Jude Kereama and Adam Duckworth before  moving to Bristol and gaining experience at Hotel du Vin and River Cafe. Later he returned to Cornwall to take up head chef position at Indaba and opened his own restaurant in Truro where he won two AA Rosettes. After time as a personal chef he then took over The Victoria Inn – reputed to be the oldest pub in Cornwall . The pub sits above the beach in Perranuthnoe and dates back to the twelfth century.

Nik’s love for Cornwall and his surroundings shows in his use of local ingredients and his commitment to keeping it simple. Nik and his team strive for consistency in quality and service and have won the Trencherman’s Guide award for Best Front of House Team.

Porthleven Food Festival cancelled for 2020

It is with heavy hearts that the organisers of Porthleven Food Festival must announce that our 2020 event, which was due to take place from 17-19 April, will be cancelled.

All ticketholders will be automatically refunded and all traders, acts, artists and speakers will be rebooked for the 2021 event.

The decision, which has not been taken lightly, has been made amidst the current situation with Coronavirus/ COVID-19 in the UK.

With less than five weeks to go any additional restrictions on the movement of people, or a nationwide ban on events being enacted in the coming weeks, would be financially catastrophic for our Festival. We therefore feel that we must cancel the event this year in order to guarantee its future survival.

The team has already put a great deal of time, resource and energy into organising and promoting this year’s event and this is not a decision we’ve made lightly.

We hope you understand and respect our difficult decision to act now, thus removing uncertainty, reducing the amount of outlay by our audiences, sponsors, traders, suppliers and partners and helping to secure the event in future years.