With Christmas around the corner, comes a plethora fun, festive, foodie events. I’m so very pleased that The BBC Good Food Show will be returning to the NEC from 24-27 November 2016. The Show presents a stellar line up of some of the UK’s top chefs – including The Hairy Bikers, Raymond Blanc, Tom Kerridge, Michel Roux Jr and cooking live together on stage, Paul Hollywood with Mary Berry!

The renowned Supertheatre, sponsored by Aldi, will also play host to sessions of Saturday Kitchen Live where visitors can see their favourite weekend cooking programme come to life at the NEC!

NEW for 2016 – meet the team behind Good Food Magazine on the BBC Good Food Stage, sponsored by Lakeland and hosted by Editor at Large Barney Desmazery, featuring a combination of celebrity interviews, recipe demos, top tips and inspiration for the festive season. Hear from chefs and experts including James Martin, Sophie Godwin, and enjoy Lakeland’s Clean Eating Masterclass with Stacie Stewart.

Food lovers can equally get stocked up and fully inspired for the season in the Winter Kitchen, sponsored by Magimix, with inspirational seasonal recipes being created live and great tips and techniques on how to whip up their favourite Christmas dishes imparted by James Martin and Bake Off winner and broadcaster Nadiya Hussain. For a hands-on experience visitors can also get involved in the Magimix cookalongs with Lotte Duncan.

In between all of this fabulous cooking, visitors can enjoy the Taste of Ireland Sampling Theatre, experience Christmas at Renshaw Academy by learning how to decorate their own master piece to take home or immerse themselves in The Great British Beer Experience.

The UK’s biggest Food Show brings visitors a unique shopping experience from over 500 exhibitors ranging from artisan and independent producers to household brands and the very best cookware and gadgets.

See you there!