Chefs ready to cook up a storm at the 2014 Narberth Food Festival

Good news by the plateful has come the way of top chef Will Holland since he arrived in Pembrokeshire to head up Saundersfoot’s new Coast restaurant.

As well as an entry in the Good Food Guide and two rosettes in the AA Restaurant Guide, 34-year-old Will also gained a fiancee after popping the question to his partner Kamila, who is the restaurant manager at Coast.

“It’s been an amazing summer, a real whirlwind with a lot of challenges,” he said this week. “The amount of interest in Coast - locally, regionally and nationally - has been fantastic, and the local produce, particularly the fish, that’s available is stunning.”

Will - who gained a coveted Michelin star before he was 30 while at the Ludlow restaurant La Bécasse - will be showing his passion for locally-sourced produce when he appears at Narberth Food Festival at the end of the month.

“I’ve heard good things about the festival for many years, as Ludlow is the twin town of Narberth, so I’m very excited to be a part of the event,” he said

Will will be in the festival’s Food Theatre at 3pm on Saturday September 27.

Other culinary maestros lined up for the event are Stephen Terry - who has just been head chef at the NATO summit; Duncan Barham of The Grove, Narberth; Ludovic Dieumegard of The Harbourmaster, Aberaeron; Lisa Fearn of the Pumpkin Patch Cookery School and festival patron Angela Gray.

Angela Grey / terry

Said Angela: “Narberth Food Festival is very special to me. I love the people, the town with all its fabulous shops and the community support there.

“There is such a feast of activities on offer, local people are so welcoming and there’s a real buzz in the air.

"People can expect live music, colourful stalls selling delicious treats and, of course, live cooking in the demonstration kitchen."

Narberth Food Festival takes place on the Town Moor, Narberth on Saturday September 27 and Sunday September 28.


 This was my first visit to this part of the world, and I thought it was superb.  
Bill, Liverpool

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