Top TV Chefs announced to headline Food and Drink festival

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Taste Cheshire have announced two huge names in the food industry as part of the Taste Cheshire Food and Drink Festival, this Easter at Chester Racecourse.The Chester Food and Drink festival is now in its 22nd year and seen many celebrity chef headliners grace their Chef demonstration stage alongside fantastic local chef talent from Cheshire’s best restaurants, pubs and hotels.This year sees the return of two of the biggest names in the industry. Chefs John Torode and Simon Rimmer will dazzle visitors to the festival with live cooking demonstrations which are included in the festival’s entry ticket price.

Festival organiser Briony Wilson said, “Taste Cheshire is excited to be welcoming back two real friends of the festival on our chef demo stage. Both Simon and John are huge champions of using local ingredients and cooking from scratch at home. They are not just hugely famous TV celebrity Chefs; they are both charming and generous people and we can’t wait to have them back in Chester for the festival”.The Taste Cheshire Food and Drink festival will run from 8th-10th April 2023 (Easter weekend) and has a new layout this year, taking over the entire central section of the racecourse and offering more free parking than ever before for visitors to the festival.The festival includes over 100 exhibitors of food, drink, and lifestyle items plus free adult cooking classes for those who want to brush up on their culinary skills. Kids cooking workshops remain a feature of the festival and entry to the festival for children under 12 is entirely free. This family friendly festival is also dog friendly.3-day roamer tickets are available so visitors can take their time and see all the headliners over the weekend as well as one day tickets either in advance or on the door. Tickets are available now at chesterfoodanddrink.co.ukTaste Cheshire are proud that the festival brings over £2 million in economic stimulation to the local hospitality economy every year. It offers exposure for local businesses to highlight the extraordinary talent of Cheshire’s food and drink scene.The festival is just one part of the work of Taste Cheshire promoting local food and drink. Their monthly farmer’s market takes place on the third Saturday every month outside Chester Town Hall. They organise the largest yearly food and drink awards of their kind in the North West as well as supporting local food and drink businesses throughout the year through Taste Cheshire.com.

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