Chigs, who lives in nearby Leicester, will appear in the popular Cookery Theatre, which is free to all ticket holders, giving demonstrations on the Saturday of the two-day event for food lovers of all ages.
A self-taught baker and a huge foodie, Chigs received star baker twice and two Hollywood handshakes whilst on series 12 of the Channel 4 show. He went on to reach the final, after only learning to bake in the first lockdown. He attracted a large following during the show with his down to earth and relatable personality.
Having never thought he would get so far; he now wants to inspire people to take up new hobbies and do something they love!
Event organiser Bev Channell said “Chigs was one of our favourites from Bake Off and shows that everyone can learn to bake. Just look at how well he did! We can’t wait to hear his story and enjoy his delicious demonstrations at this year’s Festival.
“Our fabulous Cookery Theatre will once again boast a terrific roster of great names, that will be revealed in the coming weeks. We’ve also got new features, activities and classes for all the family to enjoy as well as the return of our visitors’ favourites.”
Now in its ninth year, this celebration of local producers and global flavours attracts some the UK’s best traders and street food vendors, with stalls selling out fast. There’s also a delicious selection of Vegan food for all to enjoy with plenty of new companies making their debut.
With plenty of entertainment for all the family including children’s cookery workshops, live music, giftwares, cocktail bars and breweries, it’s no surprise that the Festival of Food and Drink is the biggest and most popular in the region.
Ticket prices start from just £10 in advance for the Festival of Food and Drink with free admission to see the cookery demonstrations as well as entry into Clumber Park included (usually £5 per adult). Family tickets also available. Children aged five years and under are admitted free with a paying adult. For more info, visit www.festivaloffoodanddrink.com