Cooking up a storm at Bristol Food Connections


At Square Food, we can hardly contain our excitement around Bristol’s first Food Connections Festival that takes place from 1st-11th May 2014. The festival programme is chock-full of events and activities with barely an hour during the full 10 days when there isn't something to see, cook, eat, watch, listen to or learn. 

For Square Food, this is an exciting time.  To kick off our programme of events, we're cooking dinner for none other than the finalists and VIPs of BBC Radio 4’s Food & Farming Awards. Under Barny's careful guidance, his team of chefs that include students from our Back in the Kitchen workshop, our Kids Simple Suppers workshop and some of our Private Masterclasses, are cooking up a feast to showcase the very best fish, meat, vegetables, cheese, beer, bread and more from the star-studded line up.

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And it doesn't stop there.  Other Square Food activities during the Food Connections Festival include:

Drop in & Bake! Tuesday 6th May at SFF’s teaching kitchen

Open to anyone who fancies learning how to make perfect pizza and the lightest loaves in a friendly, hands-on setting. Classes run throughout the day - come along and learn to make beautiful bread which you'll bake in our outdoor oven.  To book your place, email us at Places are free but we ask for a suggested donation of £2.50 per head.

Farm Trail - from field to fork. Wednesday 7th May

A one-day workshop that starts at Fernhill Farm near Compton Martin and ends at SFF’s teaching kitchens. Join SFF and the Better Food Company on a journey from farm to kitchen with information on rearing, shearing, butchery as well as plenty of hands-on cookery.  Book tickets at

Heads Up: Supporting cooking in the National Curriculum, Thursday 8th May, 6pm – 8pm at SFF’s teaching kitchen

To launch our Primary Schools Partnership, Square Food Foundation invites Bristol’s Primary Head Teachers to a twilight session – you’ll hear from two of our partner schools about how Square Food Foundation has helped them understand how they can make September’s School Food Plan work for them.  To book your free place, email us at

The Park Marketplace & Pizza Cafe, 11am – 4pm, Friday 9th May at The Park, Knowle West

To launch The Marketplace at The Park; SFF and The Park Community Centre are joining forces to bring you an array of locally grown and produced food and crafts from a selection of local traders. Barny will be cooking up a storm in our wood fired oven with bread workshops happening throughout the day. There’ll be food, drink and entertainment as well as plenty of goodies to buy and sample. Join SFF that evening from 6pm for home-made pizza, straight from their outdoor oven and a glass of wine.