Celebrity chefs added to the menu at Liverpool Food & Drink Festival

Richard Burr
Rachel Khoo (The Little Paris Kitchen, BBC), Valentine Warner (What to Eat Now, BBC) and Richard Burr (The Great British Bake-Off, BBC) have been confirmed as the newest additions to the celebrity chef line-up at this year’s Liverpool Food and Drink Festival (LFDF), which will take place in Sefton Park on the 19th and 20th September 2015.They will join foodie fashionistas Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley, AKA Hemsley + Hemsley.

All of the celebrity chefs will be delivering free of charge cookery demos to visitors to the two-day event, which is now in its eighth year. Richard Burr and Hemsley + Hemsley will be appearing on the Saturday, while Valentine Warner and Rachel Khoo will be appearing on the Sunday. Each chef will do two demos in total.

Discussing her upcoming appearance at the Liverpool Food and Drink Festival, Rachel Khoo, said: “I’ve heard such amazing things about the Liverpool Food and Drink Festival, so I’m really pleased to be taking part in this year’s event.

I want to show that with a little practice, anyone can cook tasty, nutritious restaurant-quality food. All you need is enthusiasm and a little patience.”

Denise Harris, Director of the Liverpool Food and Drink Festival, added: “Our celebrity chef demos are always one of the most popular parts of the festival, and we’re delighted with the talent we’ve secured this year.

Rachel Khoo, Hemsley + Hemsley, Valentine Warner and Richard Burr all have really different approaches to food and cooking, so there really is something for everyone to enjoy, whether you’re a low-carb evangelist, passionate about provenance,or want to learn how to make your own perfect Parisian pastry. We’re sure that this year, the demo tents will be busier than ever.”

Liverpool Food and Drink Festival regularly attracts over 45,000 visitors. This year will see the return of the top restaurants and bars in Liverpool as well as areas dedicated to street food, producers, cafes, wines and spirits, beers and bangers and children’s activities. The event will also see additional interactive and fun cookery sessions at the event this year to get visitors even more involved, along with more cookery demonstration theatres, foodie masterclasses and live entertainment over the two days.