Saturday Kitchen star to attend Taste Cheshire Food and Drink Festival


Organisers of the Taste Cheshire Food and Drink Festival have revealed that Saturday Kitchen star and leading restaurateur Matt Tebbutt will be one of the featured performers at this Easter’s festival at Chester Racecourse.

Festival organiser Briony Wilson was delighted with the new signing.

“We always aim to bring the best and most current chefs to Chester and with Matt Tebbutt we not only have one of the BBC’s most important food show hosts we also have an established restaurant operator who understands the local food scene and is again a wonderful entertainer.”

She enthused: “We are really looking forward to meeting Matt and seeing him on our main stage!”

Coming to Chester was something Matt Tebbutt has been looking forward to.

“I was approached a couple of years ago to come to Chester but I couldn’t work it in to my schedule, and so when the opportunity came up this year after meeting with the Taste Cheshire chef Emma Shawcross I was keen to find a way to be there.

“We will be working on some great spring classics at that time and I know the Chester crowd will enjoy seeing how we bring it all together on the stage.”

The Taste Cheshire Food and Drink Festival is in its 19th year and has featured some of the biggest names in the business: James Martin, Gregg Wallace, Simon Rimmer, Mike Robinson, Lesley Waters, Paul Rankin, Michael Caines and Jean Cristophe Novelli – just some of the people who have entertained the large crowds over the years.

In addition to the brilliant cooking demonstrations, festival-goers have the opportunity to cook themselves with free children’s and adult cooking classes plus BBQ masterclasses and further demos from some of the best chefs in Cheshire and North Wales. 

Matt Tebbutt will be on the main chef demonstration stage at 12pm and 3pm on Monday 22nd April with admittance free to all festival ticket holders.

The Taste Cheshire Food and Drink Festival runs over 3 days from Easter Saturday until Easter Monday.

Good weather can see as many as 30,000 people attend, where over 150 exhibitors show food and drink from all over the globe.

Cooking demonstrations, cooking classes for kids and adults are all free for those who attend and tickets start from just £6 online with children under 12 free, as is parking.

All ticket purchasers will receive a free voucher with their purchase – worth up to £30 – that can be redeemed in an Individual Restaurant Group venue once joining their loyalty programme.

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