TV chefs on the menu for Letchworth Food and Garden Festival 2014

Channel 4's Sunday Brunch co-presenter Simon Rimmer will be demonstrating his culinary skills.

Channel 4's Sunday Brunch co-presenter Simon Rimmer will be demonstrating his culinary skills. - Credit: Archant

A food and garden festival returns tomorrow with live cooking demonstrations from TV chefs.

Letchworth Food and Garden Festival runs from 10am to 4pm this Saturday and Sunday with stalls and stages set up across the town centre.

The free festival has been organised by Love Letchworth and returns to the town for the fourth time since its inaugural launch in 2010.

This year will see Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch co-presenter Simon Rimmer as well as Great British Bake Off finalist Cathryn Dresser demonstrate their culinary talents on stage.

CBBC’s Incredible Edibles host Stefan Gates will also be making an appearance, as will festival regular Richard Fox who is most famous for developing a range of beers with actor friend Neil Morrissey under the name Morrissey Fox.


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Food and drink establishments from across the area will be tempting the public with their wares and there will be a range of activities for children.

Sniffer the Comet newshound will also be on hand with a colouring activity for youngsters, while editor Darren Isted will be involved in a cook-off.

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Lee Boswell, from organisers Love Letchworth, said: “Once again we are excited to bring this popular event back to the town centre. Not only do we have some great chefs taking to the stage over the weekend but we have more than 60 stalls showcasing the best in regional and artisan produce lining the streets, and a whole range of free activities to keep the youngsters entertained from baking rainbow biscuits to creating edible slime.”

Representatives from the Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation will also be attending to discuss its partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society to create three new showcase gardens in The Wynd and run a major community Grow Your Own Project.

John Lewis, chief executive of the Heritage Foundation, said: “We have lots of exciting plans to share on The Wynd Community Garden project, and events at our family attraction, Standalone Farm, as well as the delicious new Greenway Café.”

A variety of activities will take place in Leys Square, Garden Square Shopping Centre, Eastcheap, The Arcade and The Wynd over the two days. For a full line-up visit www.letchworthfoodfestival.co.uk

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