James Holden and Gaile Wundke - Judges

Sous Chef Challenge

Four Cheshire Chefs have made it through to the final of the We Love Cheshire Sous Chef Challenge and will fight it out on the main stage of the Chester Food and Drink Festival over Easter to become Champion. It will be intimidating for the finalists as they will be judged by none other than Masterchef star Gregg Wallace.

Learn More »

Win big with ArtFest

The Strathmore Three “works on paper” Art competition
We want talented people to create a piece of art using; Coloured Pencil, Print or Watercolours; based on the subject of Food and Drink. Anyone can enter this competition. Applicants can hand in their “works on paper” entries to Art Exhibitors at the Festival

See more to win »
Food Fest

The Best Line-Up Ever

This year’s line-up of Chefs and Food celebrities is the best line-up ever. We are so proud to have secured so many big names from across the UK and to be able to back them up with our own local stars is something very special. It looks like being a great year with over 150 food and drink producers letting you taste, try and buy

View More »
JC Novelli

Novelli joins our Chefs

Sunday Brunch star Simon Rimmer was confirmed earlier as was the exciting announcement of Gregg Wallace to judge the We Love Cheshire Sous Chef Challenge and now we announce that these two will be joined by French star, Jean- Christophe Novelli – a huge favourite with female cooks right across the UK.

Find out more »

Chester MasterChef

We are excited and proud to announce that we have secured MasterChef presenter Gregg Wallace for 2015. This is major recognition for Chester as one of the country’s flagship Food and Drink events and we are thrilled to have Gregg coming to Chester. We have designed something very special for him.

Find out more »
Joinson & Edge Sausages

Cheshire’s Finest Sausage

Who makes Cheshire's best sausage? The search continues again this year to find Cheshire’s best sausage. For the last 7 years, as part of the Chester Food Drink & Lifestyle Festival, butchers have been competing to provide the perfect banger and this year the competition will be even hotter as National Glory awaits the winner.

Find out more »

The best Easter Food Festival

Over the last decade the Chester Food, Drink and Lifestyle Festival has become a must attend Easter event. Every year we welcome people from right across the UK and abroad to our very special blend of tastes, flavours and fun. People love our chef demonstrations, our kids cooking classes and the vast array of foods on offer

Find out more »
DSC_0591 (1)

Free Childrens Cooking Classes

The Academy of Culinary Arts team have provided free cooking classes for the children who have come to the Chester Food Drink & Lifestyle Festival. All ages love understanding flavours, tastes and cooking techniques and even difficult eaters enjoy preparing their own foods - book a class for your child to ensure you get a place.

Find out more »

Camp on site at CamperFest

CamperFest started some 5 years ago now and has grown to be one of the most popular camping destinations in the country at Easter - and rightly so. Where else can you camp in the most beautiful surroundings of the Chester Racecourse on the banks of the River Dee, right in the heart of the city? Just don't forget your van!

Find out more »
Allington Hughes

Sponsor signs for 3 years

Chester and North Wales Solicitors, Allington Hughes confirmed that they have signed a 3 year deal to be the head line sponsor of the Chester Food Drink & Lifestyle Festival, beginning in 2015. The firm have been associated with the event as leading sponsor for 2 years and believe that the time is right to commit further.

Find out More »

Powered by Taste Cheshire

Taste Cheshire is working closely with us to display much of the high quality locally sourced produce for which the North West’s suppliers are world renowned, from cheese to sausages and a few of your favorite preserves, pork, lamb, beef and beer, Cheshire and the North West have it all and its on display at Chester this Easter.

Visit the website »
View of the Chester Clock

The Perfect Easter break

The City of Chester has been home to all the great civilisations, from the Romans, to the Vikings, the triumphant Saxons and now a broad parish of people from across the world make their homes on the edge of the River Dee every Easter to enjoy history, great friendship and outstanding food and drink. Come join us, you'll love it

Find out more »
Chester Food & Drink Festival Limited is a limited company registered in England and Wales.
Registered number: 05364122.
Registered office: West Wing, Chester Railway Station, Station Rd, Chester, CH1 3NT.