Food news: 100 stalls and star chefs at food festival

One of the biggest food festivals in the country has announced its summer dates- starting with one in the region.

Thursday, 15th February 2018, 12:32 am

Hardwick Hall at Chesterfield will host the Great British Food Festival on May 5-7, before it moves to tour the rest of the country.

Over 100 different food producers and makers will be in attendance at each venue, with Man V Food and Cake competitions, live music and kids entertainment.

Chefs and cooks such as ex Bake Off Stars Francis Quinn, Luis Troyano, Jane Beedle, Sandy Docherty and Sheffield’s ownHoward Middleton will showcase their skills on stage.

Howard said ‘I’m really looking forward to coming back to do these events, they are such fun and always a lovely crowd, I especially like seeing, and trying, all the public creations in the cake off.”

Event organiser Daniel Maycock,said: “ We are always keen to keep pushing the events on year on year, with that in mind we have added a Bake Stage at each event, which is more interactive and relaxed than the main stage, as well as a Drinks ‘Masterglass’ stage, where we will do tastings and talks. All included in the entry price. We hope to offer a fun foodie day out for the whole family.”

Early bird tickets are on sale now at greatbritishfoodfestival.com.

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