Our Sponsors

Meet our headline sponsor, Norwich-based Kettle Foods

There’s so much more to a pack of KETTLE® Chips than you think! Proudly based in Norfolk for over 30 years, KETTLE® works with farmers to select 100% British potatoes so only the perfect spuds
make it into the pack. We hand cook our chips to ensure every single one has that signature crunch AND our in-house chef sources only the finest real food ingredient for our seasonings. All of that
work – into one pack of chips! From humble beginnings in the corner of a converted shoe factory in Norwich, KETTLE® has grown to become an internationally renowned brand innovating across the category and introducing never been seen before products to the supermarket shelves. Our new KETTLE® Bread Bites launched in March 2022 bring yet more taste and texture excitement
to the KETTLE® range. The new launches include Focaccia Bites with Sea Salt, Rosemary & Extra Virgin Olive Oil; Naan Bites with Spiced Onion Bhaji with Chilli & Toasted Onion and Sourdough Bites with Parmigiano Reggiano and Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. Triple baked for a delicious unique crunch, our Bread Bites have ingredients baked into the dough to give an authentic depth of flavour. We think they’re pretty tasty – as we’re sure you will too!
But don’t worry – we’re not just about the shiny, new products. We’re just as dedicated to our delicious range of potato chips as well! We have something for everything from the delicious, smoky
Steakhouse Barbecue containing real beef brisket to the award-winning Vegan Sheese® and Red Onion seasoning. We want as many people as possible to be able to crunch through a pack of
KETTLE® Chips, no matter their dietary requirements.
Although it’s over 30 years since we started, we’re proud to say we’re the UK’s favourite hand cooked brand, and we keep that title by always working on new and interesting ways to make our
snacks even better. Keep a watch out for what we’ve got up our sleeves next – there’s more to KETTLE® than you think!
Find out more and buy direct from KETTLE® at kettlechips.co.uk

Our Location Sponsor, Holkham Estate

One of our five ambitions at Holkham is to be a force for good in the local community, and supporting the wonderful North Norfolk Food and Drink Festival is a brilliant example of this ambition in action.  Being a rural estate with a long agricultural heritage and with our sights set very much on the future, providing local producers and makers with a platform to promote and sell their exceptional products means a great deal to the whole team at Holkham.  What’s more, we all look forward to re-stocking our own kitchens with delicious treats when each September comes around! For more information on the Holkham Estate please visit holkham.co.uk

Meet Arthur Howell, Wells butcher and sponsor of the Festival’s Cookery Theatre

Arthur Howell is head of an established family business with a reputation that has built steadily since his great grandfather founded his butchery business and game dealership in Binham, Norfolk, in 1889. Every one of the Howells has been a butcher – the original Arthur was followed by his son John Howell, then his son the late Arthur Senior, and now the present day red-coated Arthur who is one of the best known characters in his home town of Wells-next-the-Sea on the north Norfolk coast.

The firm now operates butcher’s shops in Burnham Market and Wells, in addition to a bakery business, an award-winning delicatessen and a wet fish shop in the north Norfolk seaside town. It has a large community of loyal customers across a 20-mile radius, with a client base including many of the area’s leading hotels, restaurants, pubs and cafes. Arthur’s daughter Alex represents the fifth generation of Howells to become involved in running the family business. She has worked with her father since leaving school at 16, spending two years learning the butchery trade before taking on the bakery in November 2008. Her husband, also called Alex, manages the Wells butcher’s shop.

Arthur and his friend Chris Coubrough, a local chef and hotelier, can regularly be seen giving food and cookery demonstrations at events across East Anglia, and the pair also host visits by catering students from local schools and colleges in order to “give something back” to their local community.

One of Arthur’s proudest moments came in 2016 when he was named Retailer of the Year at the Farm Shop & Deli Awards. This is his third year as a judge with us. Arthur is also very active in his local community, as President of the Wells War Memorial & Institute Club, a member of the Wells Christmas Tide Festival Organising Committee and a sponsor of Wells Town Football Club, and recently supported Holkham’s recent initiative to supply home cooked meals for NHS staff battling the Covid-19 pandemic at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn. www.arthurhowell.com

Williams Refrigeration, Sponsors of the Cookery Theatre

Williams designs, manufactures and installs a highly diverse product range, supplying hotels,
hospitals, schools, restaurants, bars and kitchens around the world.

With a wide selection of gastronorm cabinets and counters, prep stations, blast chillers / freezers,
bottle coolers, bakery and modular coldrooms the company provides products that suit almost any
application – a “one-stop” refrigeration purchasing solution.

Williams Refrigeration is an ISO9001 Quality Management accredited company, holds ISO14001
Environmental Management certification and has demonstrated its commitment to staff welfare by
achieving Occupational Health and Safety Management System certification ISO 45001.
Williams has one of the industry’s most highly skilled and experienced design teams, delivering new concepts and solutions that continue to lead the market.

Greenlogic is Williams’ commitment to supplying the most energy efficient and sustainable
professional refrigeration in today’s market.