Celebrity Masterchef’s Lisa Faulkner joins Clumber Park Festival of Food and Drink Line-up

Lisa Faulkner, actress turned successful cookery author after winning BBC1’s Celebrity Masterchef, has joined the celebrity line-up for this year’s Festival of Food and Drink, held at Clumber Park on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September 2016.

Lisa first established herself as a leading actress starring in numerous high profile TV dramas including Holby CitySpooks and Dangerfield. In 2010 Lisa won BBC 1′s Celebrity MasterChef and has since gone on a remarkable food journey.

Her first cookery book, Recipes From My Mother For My Daughter became an instant bestseller, and was followed by more bestsellers with The Way I Cook and Tea and Cake.

Lisa has presented a number of TV programmes, including ITV’s iconic daytime series This Morning, hit Channel 4 daytime show What’s Cooking? with Ben Shepherd as well regularly cooking in the This Morning kitchen.

Lisa is passionate about cooking with children and in 2015 her new series Crash My Kitchen launched on CBBC, in the series Lisa teaches a children and their families how to cook simple and healthy meals.

Festival organiser Bev Channell said: “Lisa joined us last year as a visitor to watch her partner John Torode in action. She was so impressed with what she saw, she accepted our invitation to be apart of this year’s Festival straight away and we’re really excited to have her onboard.”

VIP ticket holders will have the chance to meet Lisa at an exclusive ‘meet and greet’ on Saturday 17th September, as well as claiming a goody bag of tempting samples to try when they get home. VIP tickets start from just £15 and must be booked in advance.

Clumber Park’s Festival of Food and Drink brings together delicious food and drink producers, artisan specialists and food experts, with over 150 of the region’s best brands all under one roof in the Food and Drink Marquee.

As well as the popular Cookery Theatre, there are also interactive cookery classes covering everything from barbecuing to butchery for adults, to pizza, bread and ice cream making for the children.

Enjoy a fantastic selection of craft beers, exciting new wines, and a sinful cocktail while choosing which one of our street food vendors to pick for lunch in our pop-up restaurant, complete with live music.

For those who have more traditional tastes, treat yourself to afternoon tea in the Yorkshire Sweet Café or some retail therapy in the Beautiful Things gift and home wares marquee.

With plenty of sumptuous food and drink to try and buy, it’s a feast for the senses and a great day out for all the family.

Ticket prices start from just £6 in advance with free entry for children aged six years and under. Family tickets are also available and advance bookings also received free car parking at Clumber Park.