BBC MasterChef winner Kenny Tutt has joined the line-up at the region’s biggest food festival.

Kenny, who still works as a bank manager despite his TV triumph, will swap his suit for an apron as headline chef appearing at Foodies Festival Tatton Park, July 13-15.

Joining him in the food demonstration theatre will be Sunday Brunch TV host Simon Rimmer, Great British Menu winner Adam Reid of The French in Manchester and Liverpool’s Kate Lyon, a Great British Bake Off finalist in 2017.

Billed as the UK’s ‘biggest celebration of food, drink and live music’ this year’s event also features a new concert stage with top name bands playing in support of Musicians Against Homelessness.

Taking the stage will be Toploader who topped charts with Dancing in the Moonlight, The Hoosiers with Goodbye Mr A and Britpop stars Dodgy who will whisk crowds back to the 90s with Staying Out for the Summer.

More than 30,000 food-lovers enjoyed last year’s festival and organisers are hoping to top that with an even bigger and better programme of mouth-watering attractions.

The three-day event offers gastronomic delights galore with more than 30 delicious food stalls and a chance to sample and buy from over 100 of the country’s finest artisan producers.

Food connoisseurs can marvel at the culinary skills of celebrity chefs in the food theatre.

Visitors can whisk up a tasty tipple in Prosecco and Parmesan masterclasses in the Drinks Theatre or try their hand at chocolate-making, cake decorating and brewing health-boosting Kombucha tea.

They can indulge in refreshing cocktails at the Tequila Shack, Tikki Rum Bar and Gin Station or let their hair down at cream-pie throwing, cheese stretching and chilli-eating contests.

Fascinating workshops will offer an insight into gut friendly foods and the power of plant-based proteins.

Festival director Sue Hitchen said: “We have events up and down the country but we love Tatton so much we stage two festivals a year at the venue, one in the summer and one nearer Christmas.

“Local food-lovers give us fabulous feedback but so do families who come to Foodies Festival Tatton simply for a great day out.”

Younger foodies can have fun in the Kids Cookery Theatre, craft area and play zone with bouncy castle and face painting. A ferris wheel and carousel will add to the festival atmosphere.

Sue added: “This will be our ninth summer event at Tatton and we can’t wait.

“Kenny is incredibly in demand so we are delighted he has agreed to add Tatton to his busy programme of appearances.

“We like to give our visitors the best and truly there couldn’t be a better line-up of entertainment not just from the culinary world, but music too.”

Foodies Festival runs from 11am to 9pm on Friday, 10am to 9pm on Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday offering a smorgasbord of entertainment.

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