THANK YOU FOR COMING TO THE 2023 FESTIVAL! A WEEKEND OF FANTASTIC FOOD AND FAMILY FUN WAS HAD BY ALL...
We hope you enjoyed our incredible celebrity chef demonstrations, regional food & drink traders & local entertainers this year.
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We had an amazing chef line up for 2023, thank you to our special guests!
We had a stella line up this year, we were delighted to have Michelin Starred Chef, TV Presenter & Author Phil Vickery, Bake Off 2022 Contestant Januz Domagala, Chef, TV Presenter and Author Rachel Allen plus our weekend host Chef, TV Presenter & Author Chris Bavin. On Sunday we also welcomed Kenny Tutt, MasterChef 2018 winner and the fabulous Sandro Farmhouse, GBBO 2022 runner-up.
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 2023. We had a range of fantastic street food traders and artisan food producers. To find out about trading for our 2024 food festival click on the link below.
An Evening with Mike Bartley, Bishop Auckland’s very own MasterChef contender.
The sell-out evening was a hit! Watch this space for 2024 announcements.
Key chef skills at Bishop Auckland College’s ‘have a go’ workshops
Bishop Auckland College were delighted to offer a varied menu of ‘have a go’ workshops at this year’s Food Festival.
Their chef lecturers Richard Vart and Elizabeth MacIntyre, led the sessions at Bishop Auckland Town Hall on both days.
Kids Cookery Workshops took place throughout the festival weekend with Viki from Twiddle Food
Viki offered Chocolate Biscuit Rolls, Gnocchi Making and Pasta Making across both days.
Live music and performances from some of the region’s finest
We had amazing music and live entertainment performers in 2023. Dancing ‘grannies’, human hedges, singing waiters, and chefs on stilts were among the free family acts performing at the festival.
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