Celebrity chef and bake-off event as food festival hits Doncaster

Date:30th May 2015. Picture James Hardisty, (JH1008/73h)  Multi-Michelin star winning Celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Novelli cooking for shoppers in The Merrion Centre, Leeds as part of the Leeds Food and Drink Festival.

Date:30th May 2015. Picture James Hardisty, (JH1008/73h) Multi-Michelin star winning Celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Novelli cooking for shoppers in The Merrion Centre, Leeds as part of the Leeds Food and Drink Festival.

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Food, entertainment and activities are planned for the Delicious Doncaster Food and Drink Festival, which starts tomorrow.

The festival will be running in the town centre throughout Friday and the weekend and features award winning chef Jean-Christophe Novelli.

Hot street food and artisan products, together with a wide range of other attractions, will be on show in the Market Square, along St Sepulchre Gate, Baxter Gate and the High Street.

The Doncaster Food and Drink Festival will run from 10am to 6pm on Friday and Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday.

Highlights include:

Friday May 12: A demonstration kitchen, hosted by Doncaster College students, in the Market Square will showcase recipes created by the students based around the theme of ‘Fish Friday’. Students will also be running a ‘Ready, Steady, Cook’ competition.

A Great Doncaster Bake Off competition will allow the public to bring creations to the special marquee in the Market Square between 11am and 12 noon on the day. All the cakes baked will be judged by Doncaster Council School Meals Service at around 12.30pm The winning baker will win the Great Doncaster Bake Off Trophy and £30 worth of Doncaster Market vouchers.

Saturday May 13: There will be entertainment through the Doncaster Folk Festival. The ‘Day of Dance’ featuring a number of Morris dancing groups across different town centre venues will be a highlight of the Doncaster Folk Festival.

Sunday May 14: Award winning chef Jean-Christophe Novelli will be showcasing his skills in Market Square. There will be workshops and original entertainment.