East Riding College is welcoming back ex-student Peter Sidwell as he returns to Beverley to open the Beverley Food Festival as its special guest.
Pocklington-born Peter, who studied at the College when it was still Beverley College, is now a TV chef and presenter of the Channel 4 cookery show Lakes on a Plate. He is also well known as the author of the Simply Good Food range of cookbooks and runs a restaurant and cookery school in the Lake District.
When Beverley Town Council organised the first Food Festival in 2006, little did they know it would go on to be an annual success enjoyed by thousands of residents and visitors alike.
The original idea was to bring a few producers from Beverley’s rural hinterland into the town centre to help celebrate local food, so on a crisp Sunday morning in 2006, thirty-five producers set up their stalls along with a small Food Theatre, in what proved to be a big success for the Town Council – one that has grown stronger year on year.
There’s an old Yorkshire saying: “You can beat an Egg, You can beat a Drum, But you can’t beat a good Chef!” Multi-talented Chef, star of Channel 4 TV’s ‘Lakes on a Plate,’ Author and Beverley College graduate Peter Sidwell, was at the Defence School of Transport, Normandy Barracks on ‘Yorkshire Day’ Monday 1st of AUGUST 2011 to judge a Yorkshire Day Cookery Competition between: Warrant Officer Class 1 John…