Yorkshire’s foodies can tuck into a festive feast this weekend as Foodies Festival Christmas arrives in Harrogate, transforming the International Centre into a culinary winter wonderland with top local chefs, Bake Off winner Nadiya, artisan producers, food & drink masterclasses and international street food.
Festival-goers can watch this year’s Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain whip-up Christmas showstoppers in the Cake & Bake Theatre and get inspiration from Yorkshire’s acclaimed chefs cooking live in the Chefs Theatre. Confirmed chefs include:
- Nadiya Hussain – 2015 Great British Bake Off Winner
- Luis Troyano – Great British Bake Off
- Murray Wilson – Norse
- Stephanie Moon – Chef Consultant at Rudding Park
- Martyn Hyde – Eat Me Cafe
- Yves Quemerais – The French Chef at Home
- Lionel Strub – The Clarendon Hotel
- Ashley Kelly McCarthy – Ye Old Sun Inn
- Whaheed Rojan – The Round Table Dining
- Sara Danesin Medio – MasterChef Finalist 2011
- Rahila Hussain – Winner of Food Glorious Food
- Rachel Green – Top TV Chef
- Richard Fox – Top TV Chef
- Steve Bulmer – Swinton Park
- Katy Beskow – Little Miss Meat Free
Visitors can shop and sample from over 150 producers in the Artisan Christmas Market selling cheeses, chutneys, jams, oils, biscuits and more; everything needed to make this Christmas extra tasty and special.
A Street Food Village serves flavours from around the world, with vegan and gluten-free options, and a Pudding Hall offers festive favourites to feast on including mince pies, Christmas cake, candy canes, marzipan bonbons, chocolate yule log, shortbread and macaroons.
Gin lovers will rejoice as Yorkshire’s small batch gin producers host daily Christmas Gin Cocktail masterclasses, and wine experts Charles Metcalfe and Neil Philips are on-hand helping visitors match wines with festive flavours in the Drinks Theatre. Beer expert Melissa Cole also joins the festival championing craft beers as an alternative to wine and champagne this Christmas.
An Elf Cookery School entertains children under 12 with gingerbread men and cookie decorating classes, while families and friends relax with warm mulled wine, spiced cider and chilled bubbly at the Ski Bar.
Just like Christmas day there is lots of post-feasting fun to be had with live music, carolling from local choirs and schools, and entertainment throughout the day.
Tickets are on sale now and are available at www.foodiesfestival.com or by calling 0844 995 1111
Friday adult day ticket £10.00 / £8.00 concession
Saturday or Sunday adult day ticket £13.00 / £11.00 concession
3-day adult ticket £20.00 / £16.00 concession
Friday VIP ticket £35.00 / Saturday or Sunday VIP ticket £38.00
VIP tickets include a welcome glass of bubbly, access to the VIP lounge with private bar and refreshments throughout the day, priority entry to food and drink masterclasses, a festive goody bag and a showguide.
All children aged 12 and under go free to all Foodies Festivals when accompanied by an adult.
Friday 11th December: 10am – 6pm
Saturday 12th December: 10am – 6pm
Sunday 13th December: 10am – 5pm