Lawnfest 2012 set to be the biggest and best ever

One of the most looked forward to charity events of the year for arts, music and food is Lawnfest. This is an event that is very family friendly and it is held in beautiful grounds in Kent, in the town of Sevenoaks. The event takes place in late June. There are a great deal of different foods to try at the event and this year the famous chef, Nicole Walshaw, is going to be at the event preparing some of the food.

Her core values revolve around sourcing food from the local area and because of the location of this event, much of the food has been sourced from Kent. The chef has commented, “I only ever cook food that has been created from vegetables and fruits that are in season. I don’t believe in tampering with things and I just think that it is possible to enhance food naturally.”

Guests will enter the Lawnfest Food Shed enclosed in a fully covered vintage style Marquee with tables lovingly dressed with flowers and potted herbs.   As the sun goes down, over the grounds, the festival will transform into a warm, lantern lit atmosphere, where delicious food, cold drinks, music and art will enchant and captivate the audience.

Fitting in with the ethos, very special guests, Street Kitchen, will be cooking up hand-made gourmet burgers with their famous sweet potato fries.

These comforting delights will be accompanied by organic iced “freshies” made with fruit tea kindly provided by Clipper Teas. The London Distillery Company will donate premium organic, London Dry Gin to The Lawnfest Food Shed, made with Kent’s finest botanicals.

After being inspired by the local culinary dishes, guests can then visit the Lawnfest farmers market to pick up the ingredients – before refreshing themselves with offerings of Chapel Down wines and Shepherd Neame real ales and lager.

The Food Shed will serve chilli con carne and veggie chilli, made in a traditional style with real ale and cocoa, served with corn chips, crème fresh and coriander, or tempt with a summer squash, spinach and sesame tart beside a wild rocket salad or step-up to a grilled apricot, watercress and cured gammon ciabatta.  That’s just a taster.

Finally, for those that fancy a sit down traditional English tea, Violet’s Vintage Teas will be serving freshly made cakes, finger sandwiches and scones with a huge dollop of real clotted cream.

“Lawnfest is all about the feel-good,” says Camilla Al Fayed. “It brings together the ingredients in life that make us feel great.  Music and art play a big part of this, and are particularly important in helping the pupils of West Heath start moving forward with their lives. But food enjoyment is equally fundamental. Nicole is brilliant at creating food experiences, and together with her farmers’ market, Lawnfest is going to be an interactive celebration of food.


£20   Adults

Free  Children aged 8 and younger

£10   Children 9 years and above

£40   Family (two adults, two children)

Please note, Lawnfest Food Shed uses 100% recyclable or biodegradable packaging across the festival.