Raymond Blanc leads the celebrations at Liverpool Food and Drink Festival

TOP TV chef Raymond Blanc OBE led the celebrations at Liverpool Food and Drink Festival during the weekend (15-16 September) as thousands flocked to Sefton Park for a gigantic feast. He was joined by a host of high profile chefs including Ellis Barrie, Anton Piotrowski, Gary Usher and Chelsea Campbell.

The pop-up event, which is now in its eleventh year, was brimming with tasty treats from local restaurants, producers and international street food stalls. The weekend was also jam-packed with cookery demonstrations and masterclasses, as well as live music and family entertainment.  

Raymond Blanc OBE, who entertained the crowds at the festival’s Celebrity Chef Demo Theatre, said: “I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Liverpool Food and Drink Festival. Everyone was so welcoming and I couldn’t have asked for a better audience during my demonstrations.

“It was truly wonderful to meet so many people of all different ages who clearly have a passion for good food and home cooking.”   

 Isabella Kantor, Liverpool Food and Drink Festival Manager, said: “The atmosphere was fantastic and it was great to see so many people enjoying the event.

 “I would like to say a huge thank you to all the fabulous chefs who took part, as well as the restaurants, bars, street food stalls and producers who helped to make the event such a huge success. We’re looking forward to returning in the spring with our next big food event.”

Liverpool Food and Drink Festival is set to return in 2019. Keep up to date on the latest news at www.liverpoolfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk or follow Liverpool Food and Drink Festival on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.