Taste Cheshire and Harthill get you cooking at the Festival.

Taste Cheshire and Harthill get you cooking at the Festival.

At this years Taste Cheshire Food and Drink Festival those attending will have the opportunity to take part in some fabulous cookery classes thanks to Brian Mellor, proprietor of the Harthill Cookery School.

Festival Organiser, Briony Wilson said “This is yet another free activity that festival visitors can take part in and bringing Brian Mellor and Harthill to the festival just puts the icing on the cake for our big names and great activities at this year’s event. Brian has been a driving force behind the advancement of our young chefs for so long and now we see many of his protegees opening and starring their own venues. He is the perfect choice, with his award-winning cookery school, to deliver cooking classes for our many visitors. I know they will love it.

Their will be multiple times during the day that you can come and learn how to create great food simply and easily by following what Brian is doing & his team. You will be able to prepare and cook the food yourself, pick up tips and best of all, eat it afterwards.

The core of Brian’s career has always been to pass on and develop skills as he explains: –

“For well over 25 years now I have been teaching people to cook, be it children, student chefs & chefs as well as enthusiastic members of the public. It’s such a buzz watching someone master a skill standing proudly by what they have done. Our sessions are relaxed, fun & friendly but loaded with tips & techniques to help people on their culinary journey.

A champion of Cheshire produce & emerging talent both will feature in the classes at the Festival.

‘We have some cracking ingredients locally & our partnership with Cheshire College South & West allows us to work with & inspire the next generation of chefs. The Taste Cheshire Festival is the perfect opportunity to bring them both together. I am really looking forward to our classes at the festival and meeting all the people who share my love of food and drink. It will be great fun”

The Harthill classes will be full so booking is recommended, this can be done after buying your ticket to the festival.

The Festival runs over 3 days from Easter Saturday until Easter Monday and is staged at Chester Racecourse. 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 £8 on-line with children under 12 free, as is parking.

All ticket purchasers will receive a voucher for either £20 or £30 with their purchase that can be redeemed in an Individual Restaurant Group venue once joining their loyalty programme, which is free with purchase.

For more information and to buy your tickets go to http://www.chesterfoodanddrink.co.uk