MasterChef’s Gregg Wallace heads to North East food festival!
His passion for good food made him the perfect choice to co-host BBC MasterChef and now the nation’s most famous greengrocer is headlining Bishop Auckland Food Festival.
Gregg Wallace is the first of the celebrity chefs and food personalities attending the festival to be revealed ahead of its return on Saturday, 13 April and Sunday, 14 April.
Known for his extensive culinary knowledge and unapologetic sweet tooth, Gregg has co-presented BBC MasterChef since 2005. The programme’s success led to the equally popular spinoff shows Celebrity MasterChef and MasterChef: The Professionals.
Gregg will share some behind the scenes gossip while cooking up a variety of delicious dishes in Bishop Auckland Town Hall on Sunday, 14 April at 11am and 2pm. Tickets for the demonstration cost £10 or £15 for a VIP pass, which includes priority seating and a meet and greet opportunity.
Organisers of the Durham County Council festival are thrilled Gregg is topping the line-up at this year’s event, which is part of Durham19, an unmissable year of culture in the county.
Last year, Bishop Auckland Food Festival attracted more than 27,000 people, resulting in record sales for traders and boosting the profits of local businesses. Feedback was overwhelmingly positive and organisers are drawing on visitors’ comments to ensure the festival is bigger and better in 2019.
Festival-goers can look forward to even more stalls selling a tempting array of local produce and delicious dishes from all over the world. There will also be live music, children’s entertainment and a varied programme of workshops and live cookery demonstrations, with the full line-up to be revealed within the next few week.