BBC Good Food Show returns to NEC Birmingham

By Rebecca Stanley | Entertainment | Published:

The immensely popular BBC Good Food Show is set to return to Birmingham just in time for Christmas.

Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, entertain the crowd at the Good Food Show, NEC, Birmingham

Visitors can enjoy live cooking demonstrations, get insight from local food heroes and get into the festive spirit as over 400 exhibitors will be showcasing their produce and products.

Special guests will be in attendance to host live talks and demonstrations on stages across the venue, with this year's event promising to be bigger and better than ever.

BBC Good Food Shows - the ultimate food lovers day out

Hosted in the show’s super theatre, the Big Kitchen gives you the chance to see some of the most recognisable faces in cookery up close and personal. Mary Berry and Nadiya Hussain, will be sharing some their cooking and kitchen tips into their festive favourites; and TV personalities the Hairy Bikers and James Martin will be entertaining the crowds with their live cookery shows.

Having seen the celebrity chefs rustle up their signature dishes in the Big Kitchen, the intimacy of the BBC Good Food Show Stage gives visitors a chance to see a side of the chefs they may not have seen before. Michelin-starred restaurateurs Michel Roux Jr., Raymond Blanc and Tom Kerridge will all be interviewed in individual sessions answering visitors personal queries.

The Hairy Bikers at BBC Good Food Show 2016

Nadiya Hussain’s hit BBC TV programme will be coming to the NEC this winter, on the final day of the show. Joined by Judge Giorgio Locatelli, Nadiya will compere as the show’s winning family cook one of their star dishes in the Big Family Cooking Showdown LIVE.

Some of the show’s stars will be hosting daily book signings for fans who want meet their food heroes. With a pop-up book store stocking all the latest cook books, visitors will get the chance to take home some highly personalised memorabilia.


Nadiya Hussain

Along with celebrity tips and demonstrations, visitors can sample and purchase delicious food and drink from the UK’s finest brands. With Christmas on the horizon, the rare and off- the-high-street produce available make for excellent festive gifts, as well as boutique kitchen equipment perfect for any foodie.

The BBC Good Food Show Pop-up Restaurant gives you the chance to experience first-hand some of the most popular recipes from BBC Good Food Magazine Christmas issue.

BBC Good Food Show 2016


New to the winter show, The Whisky Lounge is adding a fresh new experience, giving visitors a hands-on whisky blending workshop. Whether a scotch novice or a regular, you can make a blend to your specific tastes with the assistance of an expert, and take your own miniature bottle home.

BBC Good Food Show will take place at Birmingham NEC from November 30 until December 3, 2017.

For more information and tickets, click here.

Rebecca Stanley

By Rebecca Stanley

Entertainment journalist for Express & Star and Shropshire Star. Contact me:


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