The Television set favourites will head to the festival along with cooking stalwart Rosemary Shrager and the county’s extremely personal Masterchef contestant, Mike Bartley, on

Saturday, August 7 to Sunday, August 8.

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The inaugural pageant in 2019 proved hugely thriving, but very last year’s occasion couldn’t get location because of the pandemic.

Television chef Chris Baber will host a cooking demonstration at the festival on the Sunday. Chris is passionate about enhancing everyone’s potential to cook from scratch and is massively well-known on social media, presenting his 200,000 followers very simple recipes and cooking approaches to support them attain assurance in the kitchen area, no matter their knowledge.

For the duration of lockdown, he released the Chris Baber Cooking University which furnished cost-free cookery demonstrations for young children.

Chris explained: “Growing up in the north east is exactly where my like for foodstuff started, so it’s an absolute pleasure to be coming to Seaham this summer. I’ll be building some of my favourite dishes that the complete family members can delight in and sharing my ideal guidelines to make cooking from residence even less difficult.”

The 2019 Seaham Food Competition

In the meantime, John Whaite will be a part of Rosemary on the initial working day of the competition. John shot to fame just after successful the 3rd sequence of The Wonderful British Bake Off and has a substantial social media next.

He now runs his possess cookery faculty in the heart of rural Lancashire and is resident chef on Channel 4’s Steph’s Packed Lunch, in which he is uncovered cooking

inspirational however achievable recipes every 7 days. John also enjoyed cooking for the crowds at Bishop Auckland Food stuff Festival in 2013.

John claimed: “I am seriously wanting forward to browsing County Durham yet again for Seaham Food Festival. Festivals can supply so a lot inspiration to us all and after this sort of a challenging year, it will be good to get pleasure from the coastline and try a host of new recipes and ingredients.”

John Whaite

Visitors are remaining reassured that coronavirus secure steps will be in put across the weekend, with events getting spread out to enable retain folks risk-free and advertise social distancing. Reside audio, family-welcoming activities and road theatre will also be unfold out all around the town to assure festivalgoers really feel additional self-confident.

Cllr Elizabeth Scott, Cabinet member for financial state and partnerships, claimed: “We are delighted to welcome Chris and John to Seaham Food stuff Festival in August. Both equally are superb additions to the line-up alongside Rosemary and Mike and I am self-confident that it is going to be a massively preferred party, supporting County Durham’s recovery from the effect of the pandemic.

“We have so much to search forward to as the competition can make its welcome return. Along with these superb chefs, we have so a lot of traders who cannot hold out to welcome consumers again and lots of cultural actions for families to take pleasure in. This is truly likely to spotlight how much our county has to provide, encouraging people today to prepare return journeys to get pleasure from our beautiful landscapes and culture at other periods.”

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