Best known for her roles on ITV soaps Coronation Street and Emmerdale, Gaynor has recently been sharing her love of home cooking by appearing in the kitchen on Lorraine, cooking traditional Yorkshire recipes.
Born and bred in Leeds, Gaynor is a proper Yorkshire lass which is reflected in her cooking. Her favourite recipes include Roasted Barnsley Chops, Yorkshire Tea-marisu, Whitby Crab Risotto, and Rhubarb and Custard Crème Brulee.
Gaynor said: “I’m very excited to be making my Food Festival debut in the stunning grounds of Clumber Park. I can’t wait to share my passion for cooking and regional produce with likeminded food fans.”
The daughter of award winning writer Kay Mellor, Gaynor played the much-loved Judy Mallet in Coronation Street and is currently residing in the Emmerdale village as Megan Macey.
Other TV appearances include Playing the Field, Fat Friends, Between the Sheets, and The Chase, while Gaynor has also treaded the theatrical boards in Calendar Girls. She was also the first ever winner of ITV’s Dancing on Ice with pro partner Dan Whiston.
Festival of Food and Drink organiser Bev Channell said: “We’re very excited to welcome Gaynor to Clumber Park in what will be her first appearance at this type of event. Being on the South Yorkshire border, Gaynor’s style of cooking fits perfectly with our visitors.”
Now in its sixth year, the Festival of Food and Drink hosts 150 mouth-watering producers showcasing their food and drink. The Festival vibe is enhanced by live music throughout the weekend, with the stage area surrounded by Street Food vendors and Pop-Up Cafes.
VIP tickets available for just £15 including priority parking, fast track entry, access to the VIP marquee with seating, an exclusive celebrity ‘meet and greet’ and a fabulous goody bag.
Ticket prices start from just £7 in advance with free entry into Clumber Park included, offering a fantastic saving. Children aged five years and under are also admitted free. Family tickets are available, with entry for two adults and two children up to the age of 16 years, costing from £20. Book your tickets here