The UK's first hospitality festival launches in August

PX+ Festival

PX+ Festival

Standard Supplier 26th February 2018

The UK's first hospitality festival launches in August

A ground-breaking new UK hospitality festival will launch this August at DUCHESS FARMS home to Duchess
Oil, set on fertile land in the Sawbridgeworth countryside - giving the hospitality industry the chance to come
together, create, share, discuss and celebrate.

PX+ will bring together the leading creative minds of the hospitality industry in a dynamic and lively four day
event. Industry professionals will experience a feast for their palates, minds, ears and eyes in this inaugural
and revolutionary festival.

Everything at PX+ Festival is about the industry, for the industry, even the non-negotiable 'hospitable pricing’
on all food, drink and retail. Sustainability will be by-default, a thread woven into everything we do.
PX+ will be a creative playground, for chefs, bartenders and front of house industry professionals.

The first
chefs to confirm are Clare Smyth, Andrew Wong, Greg Marchand, Dan Doherty, Martin Morales, Gary Usher,
Jackson Boxer, Cary Docherty, Carl Clarke, Jonny Bone, Steven Ellis, Maria Elia – with more names to add.

Main festival areas;


Hosts the live kitchen, open larder, cooking over fire from London Log Co, Trash Tiki bar, Illtud Dunsford and
Joshua Applestone present The Butchers, Rare Tea tent and many more collaborations.

A 60 COVER RESTAURANT with a communal table stretching out over the horizon will host different chefs
each evening with a full food and drink tasting menu, confirmed chefs cooking Lars Lundo, Met Dahlgaard,
Jackson Boxer, Cary Docherty and Greg Marchand.

During the day the long table will showcase bread and grains as well as talks from experts in the field
including Louise Bannon formerly of Noma, E5, Fintan Keenan organic grain farmer and Graison Gill
of renowned Bellegarde Bakery, New Orleans.

A ROAMING 20 COVER ‘RESTO’ will also showcase a nightly changing menu where guests can hop on/hop
off to enjoy a variety of smaller plates, wines by the glass and cocktails. Confirmed so far Ian Scaramuzza,
Jonny Bone, John Freeman and Ernst, Berlin.

A.DESSERT bar, created by the rising pastry chef, Andrew Sutton will preview at PX+ Festival before
launching in London next year. The 16 cover dessert bar will serve a tasting menu catering to all five senses
and celebrating unusual couplings of flavours; with each course having a specially crafted pairing to enhance
the experience.

The WINE tent hosted by Jennifer Docherty MW, will bring a hand picked list of sustainably produced
wines with all profits going to her chosen charities - Vauxhall Foodbank and Hestia, a London wide charity
supporting adults and children in times of crisis.”

TRASH TIKI BARS – off the back of the huge success from the wastED pop-up back in 2017, Trash Tiki
have been trailblazing around the world, bringing their unique and sustainable drinks philosophy to a global
audience. Mr Lyan, Sullivan Doh and Hampus Thumholm, Bramble, Filter and Fox, Three Sheets and
Coupette will also be showcasing their incredible talent as guest bartenders and supporting bars.

TWO TRIBES BEER- founded on a shared ethos to PX+, Two Tribes will be pushing
boundaries, bringing like-minded creatives together through the collaborative brewing process and
challenging drinkers’ taste buds. Their first project in their new 'creative kitchen brewhouse’ in Kings Cross,
London is to brew the PX+ beer.

A secret music venue in the middle of Duchess Farms will play host and showcase a raft of emerging talent.
Partnering with Island Records PX+ guests will enjoy a carefully curated line up of music acts bringing unique
sounds to the festival along with guest chef DJs and bartenders mixing the late night beats. We will be
showcasing emerging talent with unsigned artists Harry Marshall and Nuala.


The Let’s Talk About It barn will host talks, panel discussions and informal gatherings where creative minds
share their stories and experiences. Honest talks with real people who are at the top of their profession and
have worked hard to get there.


Clare Smyth, Core
Peter Prescott, Prescott & Conran Group
Alessandro Porcelli, Cook It Raw
Alexa Welsh, Previously of 42 Grams
Ian Scaramuzza, In Situ
Gary Usher, Sticky Walnut
Graison Gill, Bellegarde Bakery
Kimberley Bell, Small Foods Bakery
Andrew Wilkinson, Gilchesters
Danny Pecorelli, Exclusive Hotels and Venues
Emma Underwood, Where The Light Gets In
Adam Hyman, Lisa Markwell, Code
Ayushi Gupta, Foodie Diaries
Jan Seymour, Beyond Food Foundation
Catherine and Gavin Hanly, Hot Dinners

The BORED AS F**K tent will be an after-hours den of inequity where live acts and surprising guest
appearances will take the festival to another level entirely if guests get bored of everything else, there is
always more.

The MAKERS Shop hosted by My Hungry Valentine will be home to selected artisans from ceramicists to
knife forgers, highlighting the many talents shaping a restaurants' uniqueness. It will also host a spot-on
selection of beautiful books and independent magazines. The first confirmed Makers are Blenheim Forge,
Paradise Row and Tortie Hoare.

The R&R tent will offer exercise, yoga, meditation and a nap area! PX+ will partner with experts in the four
areas to offer tailored rest and rejuvenation for those that want it.

More about Duchess Farms:

A sixth-generation family farm, Duchess Farms has seen many changes over time, from its origins as a dairy
farm to today producing award-winning rapeseed oil. Although the farm has been around for generations, the
story of Duchess Oil began during the 2012 harvest, when Oscar Harding decided to do things a little
differently. The farm owes a great deal to Oscar’s great-grandmother— affectionately known as ‘Duchess’—
who was a progressive farmer, something unheard of at the time and even more so that a woman should be
the one leading the charge. It was her that inspired Oscar when naming the business; a nod to the
importance of celebrating tradition alongside modern techniques.

Ticket Info:

Ticket registration opens on Friday 9th February. Tickets are limited to hospitality people only. Tickets are
for the full weekend from 3pm Friday 24th August to 3pm Monday 27th August. Ticket price includes a
daily breakfast and unlimited coffee, access to all talks, a pitch for camping and camping facilities throughout
PX+ 2018. Tickets are priced at £175 +£5 booking fee.

Registration is free but it does not guarantee a ticket. Over 18s only. Please refer to the website or contact the access team on [email protected] for more information and guidance. To register for tickets head to:

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