Countdown to Fantastic Food Show – Chef line up

2 May 2013

It is a food lover’s heaven and with less than three weeks to go regional food enthusiasts can enjoy an amazing day out with family and friends at the Fantastic Food Show, Sunday 19 May 2013, (10am – 5pm) at Ewood Park, Blackburn.

There is plenty to do and see; from iconic artisan producers; chef demonstrations; hands-on workshops; taste adventures for children, food markets, festival entertainment and numerous outside activities.  NEW to the show for 2013 the Marque Village offers an array of activities from chocolate truffle making to live butchery demonstration and hands on baking for young budding chefs.

Joining Nigel Haworth and Northcote, Head Chef Lisa Allen in The Obsession Cookery Theatre, is a roll call of some of the country’s best known chefs Valentine Warner (a cook, author & broadcaster),  Colin McGurran (Head chef and owner of Winteringham Fields & BBC 2’s Great British Menu Winner 2012), and Madalene Bonvini – Hamel (Winner of the Best Female Chef Cookbook in the World 2013 and Head Chef at British Larder) and Claire Clark MBE (Internationally acclaimed Pastry Chef) who will be cooking their favourite seasonal dishes live.

Nigel Haworth commented, “The Fantastic Food Show is now in its fourth year and keeps getting bigger and better. Without the support of local businesses in the North West we would not be able to put on such a great show.  There is so much for foodies of all ages to enjoy, experience and learn about our amazing region. I look forward to seeing you all at the show!”

The Fantastic Food Show BBQ Competition sponsored by Weber is back for the third year. Contestants will take to the grills and compete to be crowned the North West’s BBQ Champion 2013. Teams of two are encouraged to take part in the FREE pitch-side contest, for more information or to enter a team email [email protected]

Organised by Northcote at The Rovers and sponsored by Tesco the food show aims to showcase the finest produce the North West has to offer from food, drink and festival entertainment.

Ewood Park is a fantastic venue to hold the show and is a guaranteed delicious day out for all. Free ample parking, easy motorway access and public transport to the doors of the show it couldn’t be any easier.

Tickets can be purchased online at


Media enquiries:
Laura Crabb, Marketing & PR Executive, on 01254 915178 or email [email protected].  Interviews and press passes are available on request.

Notes to Editors/Show Information

  1. Entrance prices


£5.00 online – (£6.00 on the day)

Concession Senior Citizens & Young Adults (12-16yrs)

£3.00 online – (£4.00 on the day)

Children (Under 12)


The Obsession Cookery Theatre Tickets

£5.00 per demonstration

Opening Hours: 10am – 5pm
Disabled visitors: fully accessible but if you have any queries please contact the Northcote at The Rovers on 01254 222244

Nigel Haworth’s Fantastic Food Show is organised by Northcote at The Rovers a joint venture with Northcote Group owned by Nigel Haworth and Craig Bancroft.



Northcote at The Rovers, Ewood Park, Blackburn, BB2 4JF

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