A first timers guide to the BBC Good Food Show

Now that we’re so close, I thought it might be helpful for first timers if I did a little guide to the BBC Good Food Show, there is just so much to see and do! As you’ll know if you read my blog, I’ve been part of their blogging community for a couple of years now and .. well… ahem.. I like to think if myself as a seasoned professional! Hopefully my experiences will help you get the most out of your day!

BBC Good Food Show funny face in hole


Equipment 

Firstly you need comfy shoes, a trolley or big shopping bag (or you can buy them there!). Mummy Bites opts for her very jazzy trolley.. bought especially we might add! I would suggest short sleeves. It gets warm in there so you don’t want to be lugging coats and jumpers around.

Planning ahead!
It doesn’t need to be a military operation but a bit of planning will help and may even be the difference between meeting your favourite chef or cook. For example, if you want to see any of the demos at the smaller stages, you will need to be there at least ten mins prior to get a seat! And if you’ve got tickets for the super theatre (lucky you!) then make sure you have your bearings about you. Waking from one side of the show to the other can take time when it’s busy and once they get started, the lights go own and you’ll have missed the boat!

Us with John Waite from GBBO

Shopping

Ahhh shopping! I always spend more than I plan to at the show! And for me, I like to check out the  producers village. You’ll find lots of lovely artisan and small scale companies selling really excellent products and usually things you won’t find in the supermarket at home. Spend time chatting to the stall holders and yo’ll find that the provenance and passion behind their brands make them all the more appealing!

Black Olive tapenade
Lots of heck sausages
To give you more of an idea, why not read my round up from last years summer show? See it here! You’re going to love it!  And on a final note, if you’ve not got tickets yet but fancy going, use discount code GB20 online, on the phone or even on the day to get 15% off! Just for reading my blog!
Over and out

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  1. 10th June 2014 / 7:00 am

    Great tips, I do love the Good Food Show. I'd also add go early on a weekday if you can as it's not so crazy busy then.

  2. 10th June 2014 / 9:23 am

    Oooh that is a good tip and one I should have thought of! I always go on press day which is the quietest.. but then if you can handle the crowds, Sunday is good for bargains!

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