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Celebrity chef announced for Flavour Fest 2018

MasterChef judge John Torode will be the star of the chef stage at this year’s Flavour Fest.

Returning for its fifteenth year, Flavour Fest 2018 – a Plymouth City Centre Company event - promises yet another jam packed weekend of food, fun and entertainment. Visitors can look forward to an exciting three day programme of chef demonstrations, food stalls, street food and entertainment for all the family from Friday 1 June to Sunday 3 June in Plymouth’s city centre.

John Torode said: “This will be my first visit to Flavour Fest and I can’t wait to sample the very best produce that the South West has to offer.”

Appearing at Flavour Fest on Saturday 2 June, John will be performing two cookery demonstrations for the crowds and giving some top tips. Born in Australia, John began his cooking career at the age of 16 and has been a judge and presenter of MasterChef since 2005. John adventures across Australia, Malaysia, Korea and Asia for UKTV’s Good Food have achieved some of the highest viewing figures across the channel.

John has also written a number of best-selling cookery books, the latest of which, ‘John Torode’s Sydney to Seoul’, will be released on 31 May this year. He will take part in a book-signing, so lucky festival-goers can get their very own signed copy.

Steve Hughes, chief executive of Plymouth City Centre Company, said: “I’m proud that we’re able to put on such a well-loved event that brings thousands of people to Plymouth’s brilliant city centre every year and it’s fantastic that John Torode will be appearing, adding to the weekend’s exciting chef line-up.”

With nearly 100 traders, Flavour Fest offers something for everyone, whether you’re a food connoisseur or novice chef. The three day event is one of the best-attended events in the South West’s food calendar and has continually grown in popularity with over 100,000 visitors attending each year.

Column Bakehouse are the Social Enterprise Partner for Flavour Fest 2018. Sponsorship opportunities for this hugely popular event are still available. Find out more at

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