Summer Season of Events at the Ludlow Food Centre Attracts Top Foodie Names

15th May 2012

A south Shropshire food business is branching out, and bringing some celebrity cheffiness to their customers.

As if the business of food production and retail wasn’t enough, this summer sees the Ludlow Food Centre in Bromfield launch its inaugural season of food-related events.

The Food Centre, based on the Earl of Plymouth’s Oakly Park Estate is attracting some influential names and well known personalities to host a variety of talks, tastings and tutorials.

The programme begins in June with a cookery demonstration by Will Holland, a previous finalist on BBC’s Great British Menu, and the Chef Patron of the much fêted Ludlow restaurant La Bécasse.

A first for the Food Centre is an all-day interactive Indian cookery course hosted by popular local chef, author and caterer, Anita Sharma-James. Tom Hunt, the Food Centre’s marketing manager says, “We’re really excited about our calendar of events this summer. Anita’s cookery courses have proven hugely popular throughout the West Midlands, so we’re delighted that she’s able to join us at the Ludlow Food Centre.

Other highlights include a cookery demonstration and book signing by the Weekend Telegraph’s Food columnist Xanthe Clay, and a talk by the writer and broadcaster William Sitwell who will also be promoting his new book A History of Food in 100 Recipes.

Mr Hunt goes on to say, “Although we’re known for producing and selling great food, we felt that we were missing an opportunity on the events front. As well as bringing in some pretty well known people, we also have a wealth of knowledge right here in our own producers which we intend to capitalise on in future demonstrations. We are approaching the best time of year for fresh local produce, so our visiting personalities should be able to find plenty of inspiration at the Ludlow Food Centre.”

For more information and ticket availability contact the Ludlow Food Centre on 01584 856000, or visit