Celebrity Chef Reza Mahammad set to make an appearance at Leicester’s Summer Food and Drink Festival

April 9, 2015

Celebrity Chef Reza Mahammad is set to make an appearance at Leicester’s Summer Food and Drink Festival on 24th May 2015.

food-festYou may know Reza from his Spice Prince cooking programmes on the Food Network, where he specializes in cuisine from the Indian sub-continent as well as other exotic locations from around the globe.

Reza will be cooking up some tasty dishes for market shoppers to try including a signature coconut prawn and black pepper chicken dish.

The festival, now in its 6th year will take place on Sunday 24th of May, 11:00AM – 5:00PM.

There are still spots available at this year’s event, but they are going quick! If you are interested in trading with us, please complete and application as soon as possible.

Reza said, ‘I’m very excited to be coming to do some cooking demonstrations at Leicester’s Food Festival. It’s a great opportunity for me to see the people of Leicester and share some of my dishes, which I really hope they will like.’

‘I’m also really keen to see what food and drink are on offer at the event. It’s always great to see how the culture of a city is represented in their food.’

The Summer Food Festival’s constant rise in popularity each year has been a major factor in the draw of quality local and regional businesses which has in turn inspired the food and drink loving public of Leicestershire and beyond.

FOOD_FESTIVAL_031As well as a great selection of hot food and global cuisine such as Afro-Caribbean, Indian & Pan-Asian cooking, the best of local wares will also be on display such as award-winning Melton Mowbray Pork Pies, hand-crafted cakes, hearty chutneys and delicious jams,

This year we will again have the licensed Drinks Zone where you can sit back, relax and enjoy the finest local real-ales as well as ciders, spirits, cocktails and wines.

Our Food Hall, which recently won the NABMA award for Britain’s Best Food Market will be open throughout the day so this is also a great opportunity to explore the award-winning building in person if you haven’t already had the chance.

Confirmed Entertainment

11:00 DMU Gospel Choir Musical Performance
12:00 Smokehouse Cooking Demo – Southern American style soul food restaurant based at the OBar on Braunstone Gate
1:00 Streetlights Musical Performance – Swing/jazz, Ska and Rock and Roll
2:00 Reza Mahammad Cooking Demo – Celebrity Chef from the Spice Prince Programmes on The Food Network cooks up some tasty world food
3:00 Streetlights Musical Performance Part 2
4:00 Everest Dine – Nepalese Restaurant based on Belgrave Gate cooking traditional dumplings

Confirmed List of Traders

  • Spondon Bakery
  • Smokehouse
  • Cherry Tree
  • Jane and Caroline’s Honey Stall
  • The Queen’s Head Saddington (Tiger/Brothers Pub)
  • Lilac Cottage Jams
  • Bakhter Fresh Food
  • Fudge Glorious Fudge
  • Bobby’s Indian Vegetarian Restaurant
  • Webbs ‘On The Go’
  • Brocklebys
  • LouLous Catering
  • Saffron Tea
  • Henley Chocolates
  • Woodhouse Farms
  • I Love Crepes
  • Leicestershire and Rutland Country Market
  • Newdlez
  • Chocolate Alchemy
  • Calypso Spice Grill
  • Lahori Chaska
  • Everest Dine
  • Empanada Social Club
  • Just Juice it
  • Calypso Catering
  • Pick’s
  • Enchanted Tree Bakery
  • Big Daddie’s Diner
  • Fusion Flavours
  • Olive Tree
  • Yum Yum
  • Barry’s Eggs/Grababag
  • Azorie Blue
  • Long Lane Brewery
  • Ammy’s Pickles
  • Sweet Antalias
  • Chili Fundamentals
  • Staffordshire Scotch Egg
  • Afia’s Samosas
  • TomiBakery
  • Café Nombleh
  • Gopsall Farmhouse Ice Cream
  • Nicholas and Moritz Culinary Globe Trotters



  • The Elliswood Brewery
  • Sloeberry Spirits
  • Malts of Scotland
  • Steaming Billy
  • The Orange Tree
  • Underwood and Co Events
  • Cocktails Love Leicester


  • Paul Hainsworth
  • The Handmade Elephant
  • Juebby Bespoke Jewellery
  • Frantiska
  • Obsidian Butterfly and Calla Crafts
  • Forever Living Products
  • Jasmine Natural Therapies
  • Jaqueline May Designs
  • Helen Lovell
  • Moroccan Tagines
  • Iridescence
  • Moroccan Givings
  • Prettiez



  • Leicestershire + Rutland Wildlife Trust
  • The Witches Garden
  • The Greenhouse
  • Billy’s Balloons
  • K2K Perfumes
  • Velvet Cards and Gifts
  • Sharma
  • BodyTrax
  • Crazy Faces Face Painter
  • Information Point

Local filmmaker, Bill Newsinger, was in attendance at the 2014 Summer Festival. His video below perfectly encapsulates spirit and feeling on the day:

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