BBC Good Food Show Winter 2016 by Stephs World

BBC Good Food Show Winter at Birmingham NEC

On Saturday 26th November 2016 I went to my first Press Event, the BBC Good Food Show Winter at Birmingham NEC. I would firstly like to thank the BBC and River Street Events for inviting me to the show and welcome on the day.

BBC Good Food Show Winter – Stalls

As I entered into the Good Food Show foyer area, I was shocked to see there were two halls to the show and they were massive. There were rows upon rows of stalls including:

  • Cheese Stalls
  • Coffee Stalls
  • Meat Stalls
  • Whisky Stalls
  • Beer & Beer Subscription Stalls
  • Places to by home wear such as pans, woks, utensils, cheese mills, pasta machines, blenders, George Forman grills, kettles, waffle makers and much much more.
  • Christmas stall selling decorations and even fake snow
  • Popcorn stalls
  • Baking goodies such as muffins and brownies etc.

What I’m trying to say is, what ever stall you could ever imagine; it was there.

Coopers Gourmet Sausage Rolls - BBC Good Food Show Winter

Meeting Alana Spencer from The Apprentice

This is something I would never had imagined, but I met Alana from The Apprentice. As we was walking around (myself, my boyfriend, my boyfriends sister & boyfriend) we notice Alana selling all her delicious bakes at her stall called Narnas.

Alana Spencer (Narnas Cakes) - BBC Good Food Show Winter

Alana was just lovely and sweet to talk to and even allowed me to have a picture with her and her baking goodies. If you do get chance, be sure to try her Brownies; they are super gooey and scrumptious.

Alana Spencer and Steph's World BBC Good Food Show Winter

BBC Good Food Show Winter – Live Shows

There are a few types of live shows at the Good Food Show. One is the shows which are put on in the halls for you to attend for free with chefs and also tasting demonstrations which you need to pay for, or the second type of live show is in the Supertheatre.

Live Demonstrations at BBC Good Food Show Winter by Steph's World

In the Supertheatre you can see shows with professional TV Chefs such as The Hairy Bikers, Mary Berry & Paul Hollywood and 

Earlier on in the day when I arrived to collect my Press ID, I asked where it was that I could get tickets to see a Supertheatre show; and the lady kindly gave me 2 tickets (the last 2) to see Mary Berry & Paul Hollywood in their last live show together for the Good Food Show. I was extremely happy as Mary is my favourite TV Chef/Baker ever; I mean, I am a massive fan of Bake Off. I was even more excited that not only had I managed to get tickets, but they were front row seats! Ahhhhhh!

Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood Live Show at BBC Good Food Show Winter

Tips if you are Visiting the Good Food Show

Here are my top 5 tips if you are visiting any of the Good Food Show’s in the future:

  1. Get there early to beat the rush and make sure you can get a good parking space.
  2. Take either a suitcase, trolley or large bags so you can carry all your goodies.
  3. Try all the samples. That’s what they and you are there for.
  4. Book your Supertheatre & food tasting demonstrations in advance of your visit.
  5. Make sure you allow yourself enough time to see and do everything. We were there from 9am-5pm!

Thank You

Thank you once again to BBC and River Street Events for inviting me along to the BBC Good Food Show Winter at Birmingham NEC. I had a really good first experience at the event and a fantastic first Press Event.

If you are a PR Company and would like to me to try an event or product, please email me at stephsworldblog@gmail.com or message me via DM on Twitter.