Celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Novelli to appear at Worksop's North Notts Food Festival as part of star-studded line-up

A star-studded celebrity chef line-up has been announced for this year’s North Notts Food Festival which is set to return to Worksop after the pandemic saw last year’s event cancelled.

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 11:58 am

North Notts BID has kick-started its plans for this year’s festival - which all being well will be held on Saturday, July 3 - following the government’s announcement about the easing of lockdown.

A mixture of artisan food market stalls will adorn Old Market Square where visitors can smell, taste and buy a selection of delicacies from local vendors.

The free event will also include competitions, entertainment and live demonstrations by celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Novelli who will be showing visitors how to put together an array of dishes.

Celebrity cheg Jean-Christophe Novelli along with young local chef and Masterchef winner Laurence Henry will hold live demonstrations at the event.

The multi-Michelin star and 5/5 AA rosette-winning chef, author and restauranteur has appeared on a number of television programmes including Hell’s Kitchen, Celebrity X Factor and Celebrity Hunted as well as running his own cookery school, The Novelli Academy.

Jean-Christophe will be joined by young local chef Laurence Henry, who is based in Nottingham and a former Masterchef winner.

Laurence has previously worked for Michelin Star chef Sat Bains and is currently working towards the opening of his own restaurant.

Along with Jean-Christophe Novelli and Laurence Henry, food economist Teresa Bovey and ‘Snobby Butcher’ Johnny Pusztai will also be making an appearance as well as the comedy chefs of Liver Cottage.

Sally Gillborn, chief executive at North Notts BID, said: “We’re so excited about the possibility of being able to hold the food festival this year.

"We were devastated when we had to cancel our event last summer, so this glimmer of hope from the government means that we can start to prepare for restrictions to be lifted and work towards bringing the community back together again.

“Following a difficult year for many businesses – especially those in the food and drink sector – we’re hoping that the festival will attract footfall to the town centre and provide local business owners with a way of attracting new custom to help them get back on their feet.”

Stalls and pitches are now available to book so email [email protected] to find out more.

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