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Taste Kent Meets BBQ Ben

We were very excited to speak to Ben Bartlett, aka BBQ Ben, who will soon be taking centre stage at the Taste of Kent Food Festival with a BBQ Masterclass like never before. He will be demonstrating at the festival on  Saturday 7th September at 11am and 5pm and on Sunday 8th September at 1pm.

BBQ Ben is renowned for his expertise in BBQ Cooking. His innovative and creative ideas around food and how to make the most out of a BBQ all year round have wowed audiences all over the UK. The BBQ Masterclass with BBQ Ben is a unique chance to learn the tips and tricks of barbecuing for commercial or personal purposes from the absolute master.

At the Taste of Kent Food Festival in September, Ben will be demonstrating the latest ways to create amazing dishes on the BBQ using ingredients from Kent. During the weekend he plans to share recipes “that go far beyond the bangers and burgers most people throw on the fire“. With meal ideas, BBQing techniques and plenty of laughter; Ben will show audiences how to make any BBQ an experience never to be forgotten.

Copies of Ben’s new book “Essential BBQ Herbs & Spices” will also be available over the weekend, as well as his new range of “BBQ Buddy Herb & Spice blends”.

Ben will not only be covering how and what to cook on the barbecue but his passion for the art of BBQ will teach you how to host the ultimate BBQ for friends, family or customers. From BBQ food and drink to BBQ equipment and safety; the masterclass is the ultimate way to understand and appreciate the true art of BBQ cooking.

The Taste of Kent Food Festival itself is set to be a fantastic family day out. After all, Kent isn’t known as the Garden of England without good reason.  Our county is brimming with artisan food & drink producers, all busy doing what they do all over the county. The festival aims to bring together the best artisan producers, street food heroes, hardworking chefs and cookery geniuses, all in one place on one fabulous weekend in September. Set in the stunning location of Bradbourne House in East Malling, The Taste of Kent Food Festival will be a foodies’ paradise and an event not to be missed.

There will be live entertainment, foodie talks, chef demos, hands on masterclasses, a street food court and an artisan food market. As well as a dazzling line up of live music from some great local talent and emerging artists. The festival is the first major food festival to focus on drawing its traders from a single county.  We believe Kent has the best food producers around and we are sure you will go home thinking the same.

Full details of the event masterclasses and how to book tickets can be found on the Taste of Kent website www.tasteofkent.co.uk  

For more details about the masterclasses, interviews, recipes and photos please visit Ben’s website www.bbqben.co.uk


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