THIS year’s Chester Food & Drink Festival promises an even more impressive line-up of celebrity chefs for visitors to the new Chester Racecourse venue over Easter.
Organisers have listened to the public who voted for more chefs at this year’s event and three celebrity chefs have been announced with more to follow, increasing the number from last year.
The celebrity chef line-up so far includes Simon Rimmer for Saturday, March 22. This is the fourth year running that Simon will take to the stage at the Chester Food & Drink Festival.
Simon currently presents Something for the Weekend on BBC 2 and has just finished filming Recipe for Success which will air on BBC 1 in 2008. A fifth series of the successful Grubs Up will also air on ITV 1 in 2008.
Lotte Duncan has been broadcasting on British television for nine years and is a skilled and highly experienced presenter who will appear at the Chester Food & Drink Festival on Easter Sunday, March 23.
Lotte’s television appearances have included ITV1’s Heart of the Country, BBC’s Countryfile: Summer Diaries and Castle in the Country.
Mike Robinson will visit on Monday, March 24. Mike has presented top-rated series for UKTV Food/Style and Gardens.
Stephen Wundke, chairman of the Chester Food and Drink Festival, said: “In this seventh year of the festival, there are even more reasons to visit or stay in Chester at Easter.
“It is a measure of how prestigious the festival has become that we can attract so many world-class chefs. Last year we secured first-class celebrity chefs and the demonstrations proved so popular we have really focused on this for 2008.
“Many of the stands in the Racecourse are now taken and we now have only a few opportunities left for sponsors. Hotels and restaurants will also be offering special packages throughout the festival for visitors.”
For more information about other events happening over the Chester Food & Drink Festival please visit www.chesterfoodanddrink.com.