Almost 400 people packed in to the Pavilion at Chester Racecourse to find out the winners of the 2016 Taste Cheshire Awards on the 30th March. Over 30,000 votes were cast by the public and the final four nominations in each category were mystery dined/shopped by industry experts to award Gold Silver and Bronze in each category
West Cheshire College played host to the semi-final of the CH1ChesterBID Sous Chef Challenge as top chefs from across Chester city centre battled it out to reach the final stage of the competition. Chefs from a range of bars and restaurants were competing for one of four places to cook in the final at the Festival on Sunday.
After more than four hours of tasting sausages from 20 different butchers from across Cheshire and North Wales judges have revealed their finalists for the NoWFOOD, Chester Food and Drink Festival Sausage Competition. Sausages were judged on their appearance, texture and finally taste with marks awarded by all the judges.
Simon Rimmer, star of Sunday brunch returns to Chester in 2016 as our headline chef. Simon will be appearing on Saturday on our main stage and as always he will play to packed audiences so make sure you get in early!
We are excited and proud to announce that we have again secured MasterChef presenter Gregg Wallace for 2016. 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. He will again judge our Sous Chef challenge on the main stage on Sunday
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.
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
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!
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
CH1ChesterBID and MasterChef’s Gregg Wallace team up to find city centre’s top chef at this year’s Chester Food, Drink and Lifestyle Festival. The culinary skills of Chester city centre’s chefs will be put to the test at this year’s Festival after CH1ChesterBID and Masterchef’s Gregg Wallace team up to find this years winner.
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.
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.