On Saturday morning the festival opened under grey skies and drizzling conditions. However, the weather did little to dampen our spirits and the cookery theatre provided some top class cookery demonstrations with seats for over 200 people to watch and question the celebrity chefs cooking their favourite dishes.
The line up was impressive and included Yorks' Masterchef finalist Sara Danesin Medio, Michelin Star awarded chef Jean-Christophe Novelli, Andrew Pern from The Star Harome and York, The Chiappa Sisters, James Mackenzie, Stephanie Moon and The Incredible Spice Men.
Many of the chefs then decamped over to the recently opened Malton Cook School in nearby Saville Street to tutor groups of students on a more personal level. There was much interest in the new school with people signing up for courses taking place throughout the year.
We were thrilled as we have lent the cookery school four new cream Falcon continental cookers. They are cookers with exceptional pedigree, being used in both professional kitchens and commercial restaurants. They are well engineered cookers mixing style and function well.
We also took the Country Warmth show trailer with the latest Aqua coloured AGA on display. Plus the new range of iconic textiles. Along with a full compliment of Mrs Madden's Aprons. We had lots of visitors to the stand and we enjoyed a busy if not damp weekend.
There were hundreds of stands selling all sorts of delicious goodies. Some of our favourites were lobster from 'What a Catch' and some awesome pickles and preserves from Erica Jane.
There was vodka, beer of all varieties, cakes, breads, sausages, delicious homemade burgers and much much more!
We are very proud to be involved in the Malton Food Festival and are grateful to all those involved both in Maton and further afield. Most people involved in the show give their time and energy for free! It's a superb festival and we look forward to next year!