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Food and drink fest uses its loaf

Warburtons and TV chefs sign up to big Sefton park event

Written by . Published on July 13th 2011.

Food and drink fest uses its loaf

Chomping awayChomping awayTV chefs John Torode and Simon Rimmer, and British baking firm Warburtons have announced their involvement in this year’s Liverpool Food and Drink Festival.

The two are among the many guest celebrity chefs at this year’s festival launch weekend on September 3 and 4 in Sefton Park - whilst Warburtons will become one of the event’s leading sponsors.

Masterchef judge Torode and Birkenhead-born Rimmer, who stars in the BBC 2 show Something For the Weekend, will both take a tour of the festival site on respective days, meeting exhibitors and fans as well as undertaking cookery demos.

Rimmer said: “The event magnifies just how much Liverpool has become a fantastic food and drink hotspot. The city has a lot to offer when it comes to eating out and there is a real diversity amongst the bars, restaurants, hotels and producers that are currently out there."

Simon RimmerSimon RimmerRichard Hayes, marketing director of Warburtons, said: "It is a great opportunity to show the North West's food lovers that Warburtons care more about freshness, quality and the communities we serve."

While Denise Harris, Director of SK Events remarked: “We are thrilled to have both Simon and John on board, it is the first time both of them will have been to the festival and they join some of the region’s culinary heavyweights.”

Of course, how heavyweight ultimately depends on whether you are Farmhouse Wholemeal or an orange Toastie addict. 

A full calendar of events and activities can be found on the festival website


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mrsmarsaJuly 13th 2011.

Is this why the festival is charging an entrance fee this year? To pay these 'celeb' chefs for their appearances? Hmm smells a bit fishy...

MikeJuly 18th 2011.

Wont be paying to go to this one when the Hope st fest is going!
Far better and more eclectic and more importantly--fun! No So called celebs to need their egos massaged . Liverpool can boast better chefs who go about their business producing great food without all the cameras and lights!

AnonymousJuly 19th 2011.

I couldn't agree with you more Mike.

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