Meet the team

Last year more than 9,500 people turned up to celebrate the finest produce the county – and possibly the country – has to offer. The Dorset Food & Arts Festival has gone from strength to strength and is now being managed by the great team at Dorset Food & Drink. It is a membership organisation for food and drink businesses based in Dorset who produce, serve and sell great local products, as well those who celebrate their connection to this beautiful county. It’s a community interest company limited by guarantee with an asset lock which means it’s truly not-for-profit.

To help us continue this fantastic festival we are asking festival goers for an optional £1 donation towards Dorset Food and Drink Sector.

So without further ado, let’s meet the Dorset Food & Arts Festival team:

Katharine Wright

Katharine Wright : Festival Manager: Dorset Food and Drink

Katharine runs Dorset Food and Drink and is a fountain of knowledge of Dorset produce.

Jack Daniels

Jack Daniels : Organises entertainment for the festival

Jack is our resident talent scout and books all of our fabulous live entertainment, he is also our compere on Festival day, you will be sure to hear him!!

Miriam Phillips

Miriam Phillips : Publicity and marketing of the festival

Editor and owner of Bright Daisy Publishing (Celebrating Poundbury magazine) Miriam is in charge of social media, marketing and press coverage and the children's area.

Kiera Diment

Kiera Diment : Dorset Food & Drink Assistant

Kiera is a really important cog in the Dorset Food & Drink machine and will be on hand alongside Katharine to help on the day.