A weekend of incredible celebrity chef demonstrations, regional food & drink traders & local entertainers was had by all...

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Happy Chefs enjoying the festival
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Marcus Bean

Who appeared at our live cookery theatre stage in 2024

Take a look at our exciting celebrity chefs who made star appearances at the festival. A stella line up, our Saturday guests as Henry Firth & Ian Theasby, the visionary duo of Pioneering Plant Based Food – BOSH TV. TV Chef & Author Marcus Bean whose passion for cooking drove him to win Iron chef UK in 2010. Dan Hunter – Bake Off Finalist 2023 and TV Chef & Author Chris Bavin  joined us as our weekend cookery theatre host.

Our Sunday line-up was TV presenter, author, food writer and award-winning restaurateur, Matt Tebbutt. Chef, author and entrepreneur, Cyrus Todiwala and food content creator, bestselling author and presenter, Meliz Berg.

With over 150 local and regional food & drink traders, we were spoilt for choice

We had some amazing traders showcasing at Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2024. We had a range of fantastic street food traders and artisan food producers. Take a look at who traded at the festival.

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Mike Bartley

An Evening with Mike Bartley, Bishop Auckland’s very own MasterChef contender.

A delicious four course dinner was served at Bishop Auckland Town Hall on Saturday 20th April. Following the sell-out success in 2023 the festival team were delighted to welcome back Mike Bartley. His Pop – Up Dining Experience offers a delicious menu for all dietary requirements. 

Decorative cake skills at Bishop Auckland College’s ‘have a go’ workshops

Bishop Auckland College were delighted to offer a varied bakery menu of ‘have a go’ workshops at this year’s Food Festival.

Their chef lecturer Elizabeth MacIntyre lead the sessions at Bishop Auckland Town Hall on both days.

The Grannies

Live music and performances from some of the region’s finest

Take a look at our amazing line up who joined us at the festival. Dancing ‘grannies’, performing chefs, steel bands, and theatre acts were among the free family acts performing at the festival.

The Auckland Project

Check out the programming that took place during the Bishop Auckland Food Festival weekend by The Auckland Project – including Seed Busters, Walled Garden Talks, Weardale Train, The Welcome Tower and more…

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