We talk to Leanne Tucker, Manager of Dartmouth institution and festival sponsor Café Alf Resco about her role at the Dartmouth Food Festival.
Café Alf Resco, nestled in the centre of Dartmouth’s old streets is well known to locals for its relaxed, open plan eatery serving lip-smackingly good food from 7am everyday. Manager Leanne has been at Café Alf Resco for eight years, and has been part of the Dartmouth Food Festival family for four, this year looking after tweets and playing a huge part in the organisation of our Children’s Day. Held for local school kids on Thursday 22nd October, Children’s Day is sponsored by Café Alf Resco, who also host the family area in the Royal Avenue Gardens with fellow festival sponsor Coast & Country Cottages.
Leanne says: “I like to bake myself so being part of the Children’s Day Tea Party is a natural progression! The festival is great, it attracts a really mixed audience and the town is bustling. It’s nice to browse the stands, to meet the producers, taste the food and take part in workshops. I love to seek out new flavours to try.”
“Dartmouth Food Festival is definitely changing the town and it’s fantastic to be part of something that is so community driven. At Café Alf Resco we like to be involved with local initiatives, we hold a number of events throughout the year to benefit local organisations. Which is why we love being involved in the festival. We want children to know where their food comes from but in a fun, accessible way.”
Their Food Festival Quiz has sold out but visitors can still enjoy a tasty brekkie or lunch at Café Alf Resco. Or visit them during the festival in the Royal Avenue Gardens, whilst you enjoy a hot drink and tasty cake from the coffee bar there’ll be lots of great children’s entertainment – free biscuit decorating, face painting, colouring competitions and much more!
Tweet Leanne and the Dartmouth Food Festival team @DartFoodFest