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Rhubarb festival starts today

Picture by Allan McKenzie/AMGP.co.uk - Clandestine Cake Club - Marmalade Cafe, Wakefield, England - 170214 - Dame Ruby Rhubarb with Racheal Johnson.

Picture by Allan McKenzie/AMGP.co.uk - Clandestine Cake Club - Marmalade Cafe, Wakefield, England - 170214 - Dame Ruby Rhubarb with Racheal Johnson.

Wakefield’s annual food, drink and rhubarb festival starts today.

Celebrity TV chefs will cook up culinary treats at the event, which takes place throughout the weekend in the city centre.

This year’s chefs include Simon Rimmer from Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch, former Coronation Street star Sean Wilson, ITV children’s favourite Ben Ebbrell from Munchbox and Rachel Green, star of ITV Yorkshire’s Flying Cook and World on a Plate programmes.

There will also be a series of craft workshops, cookery demonstrations, street food, stalls, walks, tours and a Yorkshire-themed market.

Festival compere and chef Richard Fox will officially open the event and mascot Ruby Rhubarb will be on hand to entertain the younger guests.

It will run from 10am to 5pm tomorrow and 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.

For full details visit www.wakefield.gov.uk, www.facebook.com/rhubarbfestival or follow #rhubarbfest on Twitter.

 

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