Top chefs cooking up a festival feast in Beverley, East Yorkshire

Top chefs from across the East Riding will be demonstrating their skills at the seventh Beverley Food Festival on Sunday 7 October.

In addition to a record number of nearly 100 stalls selling a selection of locally-produced food and drink, there will be a 300-seated cookery theatre marquee in which the chefs will be cooking up ideas for serving up some of the food.

The chefs will include James Mackenzie of the Pipe and Glass Inn at South Dalton, Tina Cerutti of Cerutti 2 in Beverley, Matthew Barker of The Westwood in Beverley, Ben Cox of The Star @ Sancton and Roger Nowell, of Tickton Grange.

There will also be a twin town challenge, with a chef from Lemgo in Germany competing against TC Patisserie’s Thierry Condette, representing Nogent-sur-Oise in France. All the food cooked will be available from the food festival, and residents and visitors will be actively encouraged to grow, cook and eat local food.

The event will also include the final of the HEYHA copper saucepan competition, for apprentice chefs Luke Underwood of The Star @ Sancton and Michael Flower from the Hallmark Hotel in Hull to show off their skills, and a Ready Steady Cook style challenge featuring Jonathan Parker and Carl Wheatley from Radio Humberside.

There will also be a charity barbecue in aid of the Mayor of Beverley’s charities and entertainment from Beverley Brass Band and the Longcroft Gospel Choir.

The event is being staged by Beverley Town Council in association with the town’s Local Food project From Field to Table, part of the Big Lottery Fund’s Local Food Scheme.

The food festival will be held in Saturday Market throughout the day, and will be officially opened at 9.30am by BBC Look North presenter Peter Levy.