Following the latest Government announcement, it is with regret that we must make the difficult decision to further postpone the Taste Cheshire Food and Drink Festival 2021 to August Bank Holiday. This is not a decision made lightly and we hoped this would not be the case, however we must act cautiously with the safety of our customers and traders our top priority.
The Prime Minster has announced that Large events cannot return until we enter Stage 4 of the Lockdown Lifting measures which will be the 21st of June at the earliest. We are grateful to our venue Chester racecourse who have worked with us to secure the weekend of 28th-30th August 2021 for us to host the show this year.
The 2021 Taste Cheshire Food and Drink festival is the 20th year of this prestigious Easter Classic, 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 Individual Restaurants have a special partnership. Purchasers of online tickets will be rewarded with £20 to spend from Individual Restaurants.
"Individual Restaurants is inviting every online purchaser of tickets to join Club Individual where they will receive a £20 welcome dining gift that can be spent in any of their restaurants." Says Taste Cheshire General Manager Briony Wilson.
Existing members can have the £20 added to their existing card wallet.
Individual Restaurants 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.
One of our most popular attractions as we give you the opportunity to learn the special skills of the BBQ. Our expert chefs show you how to not just cook the meat but how to prepare and finish the dish using the best possible BBQ techniques. No more cremated chops, flamed fillets or stone cold sausages. You will leave an expert and the family will love you.
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 and owner of the award winning Harthill Cookery School, Brian Mellor. There is nothing he and his staff dont 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
Join us on the Sunday of the Festival at 11.00am in the Demo Theatre and if you are one of the first 40 people to attend you can come and taste and judge the 6 finalists in this years search to find the NoWFOOD Centre Sausage of the Festival. There will be 3 plain sausages and 3 flavoured sausages to judge with Chairman of judges Steve Vaughan in attendance to tell you how to make a great sausage.
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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