Fans of the Great British Bake Off are in for a treat at this year’s Flavour Fest in Plymouth, with series six winner Nadiya Hussain and series eight runner-up Steven Carter-Bailey both appearing in the Cookery Theatre.
Nadiya will be the star of the show on Saturday 1 June, making two appearances in the Cookery Theatre and demonstrating some delicious cooking.
She said: “I’m really excited to visit Plymouth and meet everyone at Flavour Fest! It’ll be great to try some of the South West’s amazing local fresh produce too.”
Since winning the Great British Bake Off, Nadiya has presented a plethora of programmes for BBC including The Chronicles of Nadiya, Nadiya's Asian Odyssey, Nadiya’s British Food Adventure and Nadiya’s Family Favourites. Her cookery books and books for children have reached bestseller status and she regularly writes for media including The Times and has featured in the BBC’s 100 Most Influential Women list.
Steven Carter-Bailey will be giving a demonstration on Sunday 2 June. He was the runner-up in the eighth series of the Great British Bake Off, going on to win The Great New Year Bake Off in 2019. Since his time on the show, he has travelled around the UK appearing at food festivals and acting as a roving food reporter for ITV London News, as well as teaching classes at Leith’s School of Food and Wine.
He said: “I can't wait to join you all in Plymouth! This is such a wonderful event, celebrating food and drink in such a beautiful location.”
Steve Hughes, Chief Executive of Plymouth City Centre Company, said: “Flavour Fest attracts more than 100,000 visitors to Plymouth every year, and I’m sure that this year will be even bigger and better than ever.
“The event provides a huge economic boost to the city centre and gives all our businesses the opportunity to showcase what they have to offer and attract more customers.
“We’re really excited to have Nadiya and Steven appearing in the Cookery Theatre and sharing their skills with the audience, I’m sure they’re going to be incredibly popular!”
Flavour Fest, sponsored by Column Bakehouse, is Plymouth City Centre Company’s leading summer event and this year will take place in Plymouth city centre from Friday 31 May to Sunday 2 June.
It’s the South West’s largest free food and drink festival, with more than 100 traders selling the very best regional produce and delicious street food. A packed line-up of talented regional chefs, including the Tanner brothers, will also join Nadiya and Steven in the Cookery Theatre to share tips and tricks with visitors.