“We are proud to partner with Claire House and our aim is to help them raise a minimum of £5,000 during our event. Claire House, like many other charities, has been hard hit by the Covid pandemic and we want to do as much as possible to help get them back on track. We have created a special code for Claire House supporters who wish to come to the festival, which is CLAIRE20. This code not only gives anyone who uses it 20% off the entry prices but for every ticket purchased using this code we will donate a further £1 to Claire House.
Chester Food and Drink Festival organisers have today confirmed that the festival will go ahead on August Bank Holiday weekend this year. despite the extension of the Covid restrictions until 19th July.
“We have redesigned the festival” says festival organiser Briony Wilson. “Taking full advantage of the fabulous options created by Chester Racecourse, we are now able to hold the festival almost entirely outside ensuring that even if the restrictions remain in place, the festival can run. We are thrilled to be one of the few that will go ahead, and we look forward to bringing some much-needed positivity, and delicious food and drink to the city.”.
The 2021 Taste Cheshire Food and Drink festival is the 20th year, set at the award winning Chester Racecourse and organiser have signed up one of the highest profile group of Chefs yet to grace the hobs on the stage.
Festival organiser, Briony Wilson says “Our aim was to bring the best chefs at every level to the festival in 2021 and I am absolutely delighted with the line-up. Headlining the event are three of the biggest names on TV, Masterchefs, John Torode, Ready Steady Cook legend, Paul Rankin and Eat Well for Less star, Chris Bavin. read more......
Taste Cheshire and Opera Grill have a special partnership. Purchasers of online tickets will be rewarded with £20 to spend at Opera Grill.
Opera is inviting every online purchaser of tickets to receive a £20 welcome dining gift that can be spent at Opera Grill." Says Taste Cheshire General Manager Briony Wilson.
Opera Grill Sales Manager, Sam Dhaliwal, said: “Taste Chester Food Festival is a key date in the diary for anyone with a passion for food and drink" Read more.
With 30,000 people expected on the Chester Racecourse, right in the heart of the city, the Taste Cheshire Food and Drink Festival is the biggest event of its type to take place anywhere in the UK.
Over 150 exhibitors highlight the best the county, region and country has to offer and means that for you, the visitor, it is simply a wonderful culinary experience.
Foods of the world, The best of BBC, ITV and C4 chefs on our stage and so much more. click here for more info.
Our festival is the largest of its type held anywhere in the UK at Easter, with over 150 Food and Drink Exhibitors on show. Headline chefs for 2019 were Simon Rimmer, Andi Oliver and Matt Tebbutt, as well as the best chefs from around the region over 3 days of free cooking demonstrations on the stage. This year expect more big names and get excited for local superstars.
With free cooking classes for Adults and Children and BBQ Classes as well, everyone in the family can have four hours of foodie fun for less than £20 and a £20 voucher to spend in Individual Restaurants. Click here for details.
2020 has been a hugely difficult year for everyone, businesses have been hit so hard and people have really missed this kind of event from their lives, Taste Cheshire are absolutely dedicated to making the 2021 event the best festival they have ever been involved with.
Cheshire Food and Drink Website, Taste Cheshire has agreed to sponsor the event and it will be known now as the Taste Cheshire Food and Drink Festival, Chester. Taste Cheshire also has over 30,000 foodies that they talk to every week, so it made perfect sense to have this special platform dedicated to this festival.
For the last 8 years the Academy of Culinary Arts team have provided free cooking classes for the children who have come to the Chester Food Drink & Lifestyle Festival. James Holden, the Northern Director and his team of chefs last year taught over 900 children in three days in a series of sessions through out the day. These classes get very busy so book on the day early to ensure your child gets the opportunity.
Rising Star and local Head Chef from The Forge, Curtis Tonge, is joining the star-studded line up for Chester Food and Drink Festival 2021.
Curtis will join a line-up of high-profile Celebrity Chefs; John Torode, Paul Rankin, Chris Bavin and other local chefs, Stuart Collins, recent star of the Great British Menu and Brian Mellor, local Chef ambassador and educator.
Are your weekday meals lacking the flavour of a meal out? Or are you missing that opportunity to show off some of your knife skills? Well then come and join us at the Adult Cooking Classes brought to you by Cheshire's number 1 celebrity chef Brian Mellor. There is nothing he and his staff don't know about cooking, from baking to braising, grilling to gutting, fillets to filleting, Brian will show you the professional way to make your food look and taste better. Sign up now. Click Here
Sadly the Sausage competition cannot go ahead at this year's event, unfortunately, we are not able to run this part of our usual programme in a Covid safe way. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause and assure you that the sausages will return in 2022.
The Chester Food Drink & Lifestyle Festival, sponsored by Taste Cheshire, took place over Easter at Chester Racecourse for the 19th year in 2019 and the event saw more people cooking and being involved in cooking than ever before. It is anticipated that 2020 will see even more wanting to take part and enjoy fabulous cooking with such wonderful chefs.
One of the event highlights is the many cooking classes and demonstrations, with all the various classes and demonstrations full for every session.
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