We are delighted to announce Bishop Auckland Food Festival will return 2nd – 3rd October 2021.
Top television chef, presenter and judge, John Torode, will headline the festival which will stretch across the stunning market place in front of Bishop Auckland Town Hall.
Joining the line-up will be Bake Off’s Briony May Williams, who, since making to the finals in 2018, has become one of the presenters of Channel 4’s Food Unwrapped and appeared on Celebrity Mastermind, Loose Women and Ainsley’s Food We Love.
The weekend will also host two MasterChef contestants who dazzled judges and audiences in this year’s series. Tom Rhodes kick-started his cooking career after being crowned this year’s MasterChef champion, where he blew away judges in the final. After his success, Tom has now become a chef on This Morning and is continuing to show off his culinary skills. And Bishop Auckland’s own Mike Bartley won the coveted Masterchef apron in this year’s series, receiving strong feedback from judges. After appearing on Masterchef, Mike set up his own food blog and catering business, ‘Djam Kitchen’, and is looking forward to cooking for the people of County Durham once again after appearing at this year’s Seaham Food Festival.
Also making a celebrity appearance is world-class chocolatier Paul A Young, who has won numerous confectionary awards, including Best Sea Salted Caramel in the World for two years’ running.
The festival will also see Yorkshire-born chef, writer and presenter Joe Hurd, who soared in popularity after appearing on Saturday Kitchen with MasterChef’s Dhruv Baker. With Italian parents, Joe takes all his food inspiration from his heritage and will be demonstrating this to audiences.
For those looking for plant-based culinary cuisines, there will also be Epivegan Brett Cobley. As a chef, author, fighter of food waste, and advocate for mental health, Brett believes that good food and conversation can change the world, using his YouTube channel to share inspiration for lots of delicious vegan recipes.
With a fantastic range of delicious street food traders and artisan food producers, bars with real ales, pop up cafes and attractions for all, the festival will be a great day out!
The food festival brings together traders and producers from across the region to sell their delicious treats. Soak up the atmosphere with live music and attractions and buy lots of goodies to take home too.
As you might expect, things may look and feel a little different this year to comply with public health guidance in place at the time. Keeping people safe is our top priority and we will provide more information about the measures we will put in place shortly, as well as information about the traders and entertainment.
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