North Nottinghamshire Food Festival


North Notts BID is delighted to invite visitors to the inaugural North Nottinghamshire Food Festival which is taking place on the old Market Square in Worksop on Thursday 25th July between 10am – 5pm.

As part of the BID’s theme of ‘experience’, this new free to attend event aims to attract people into town to enjoy a cornucopia of activities including live demonstrations by celebrity chefs, children’s baking activities, competitions and entertainment. All this is complemented by a delicious mix of artisan food market stalls from which visitors can smell, taste and buy from an appealing array of local goods.

Brian Turner CBE and Dean Edwards are confirmed to do two demonstrations each on the day in the marquee on the square.

Bristol-born Dean became a household name, cooking family-friendly recipes on ITV’s Lorraine after regular appearances on ITV’s This Morning in 2009, where his cheerful persona made him a huge favourite to millions of viewers.

After coming second in BBC’s MasterChef Goes Large in 2006 - he changed his life radically, leaving his job as a digger driver to pursue his love of cooking and food. Dean’s ethos on food is that it should be achievable, simple and above all taste fantastic. His passion for food is infectious and he’s spent years inspiring home cooks up and down the country to get back into the kitchen and enjoy the cooking experience. An author of three cookbooks, Mincespiration, Feel-Good Family Food and Cook Slow, Dean will be happy to sign books on the day in between demonstrations.

Brian Turner CBE is said to be one of Britain’s much loved and well-known chefs having trained at Simpson’s in the Strand, The Savoy, The Beau Rivage in Lausanne and Claridge’s before opening his own establishments.

Having been on the first ever Ready Steady Cook Show, Turner served nearly 15 years on the very successful programme as well as many appearances on This Morning, Saturday Morning with James Martin and more recently his own shows ‘A Taste of Britain’ and ‘My life on a plate’ on the BBC. 

Brian plays an active role in initiatives to encourage young people to come into the wonderful hospitality industry.

But the day is not all for foodie adults. ‘Go Bake’ will be inviting children between 4 and 11 to have a go a bread making and cookies whilst teaching them about healthy eating and the School of Artisan Food will be demonstrating Ice-cream making. Entertainment will also be on hand in the shape of the boys from ‘Liver Cottage’ who will guarantee to even bring a smile to the sour dough!

For those up for becoming the ‘Great North Notts Baker’, take part in the cake baking competition all entries are welcomed and all ages can participate. Entries to be judged on the day and put on display. Younger visitors can also compete by creating their very own animal from fruit and vegetables.

For a full schedule of demonstration times and a list of stall holders plus entry details for the competitions visit

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