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 today organisers have announced that these two will be joined by French star, Jean- Christophe Novelli – a huge favourite with female cooks right across the UK.

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Food award

Awards 2015-Vote Now

Get voting now. For a 6 week period as we find out who the winners will be of the 2015 Taste Cheshire Food and Drink Awards. The Chronicle, in conjunction with the Chester Food Drink & Lifestyle Festival will again be looking for you to nominate your favourite establishment from across the county.

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Food Fest

Sous Chef Challenge

The Chester Food Drink & Lifestyle Festival are delighted to launch a major Cheshire wide Chef competition designed to find Cheshire’s best Sous Chef. The competition will climax with the semi-finals taking place at Easter during the Festival. The winner will be judged by none other than Master Chef star Gregg Wallace.

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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.

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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.

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Simon Rimmer - on stage

A Taste Sensation

If you have never been to this event before than you really don't know what you are missing. From the time you enter your senses are aroused with the most marvelous smells, colours & tastes. This is a journey through food and drink for the entire family. Four hours of family fun over Easter where everyone gets a real foodie buzz

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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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.