Channel Four’s Sunday Brunch chef Simon Rimmer and former Coronation Street star Sean Wilson to cook at Wakefield Rhubarb Festival

Top chefs will cook culinary treats when the city’s annual food, drink and rhubarb festival returns next month.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 14th January 2014, 2:41 pm
TV chef Simon Rimmer.
TV chef Simon Rimmer.

The thee-day festival will include demonstrations from celebrity chefs, a Yorkshire market and walks and tours of famous sites.

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.

The annual event is organised by Wakefield Council.

Coun David Dagger, cabinet member for culture, sport and libraries, said: “I’m delighted to welcome a host of celebrity chefs alongside our own amazing talent from local eateries.

“Join the chefs as they share their favourite rhubarb recipes and cook up some tasty treats at the festival.

“And with lots more on offer it’s sure to be a fantastic day out for all the family.”

The festival, now in its eighth year, will take place in the city centre from Friday, February 21, until Sunday, February 23.

It will also include local chefs Shaun Mounsey from Create Café in Wakefield, Heather Copley from Farmer Copley’s, Liam Duffy from Iris Restaurant and Allums Butchers, Stephanie Moon from Rudding Park and Ashley McCarthy from Ye Old Sun Inn.

Last year more than 120,000 visitors from across the country sampled a variety of fine foods and drink.

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