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A star studded chef line up for 2016!

A star studded chef line up for 2016!

Over the years we’ve had some of the most recognised culinary talent the UK has to offer and this year will be no different. We’ve got a host of guest chefs and stars for this year's festival and we can’t wait to see them in action!

We’ve got Great British Bake Off royalty, Nadiya Hussain performing in the live cookery theatre, three Michelin starred executive chef of Iberica hosting a one off MFDF event, as well as, Aiden Byrne who will be hosting his very own Hidden Banquet, and that’s not even half of the confirmed guests. 

Anyway, we’ll stop teasing you - here’s all of the confirmed guests so far for Manchester food and Drink Festival 2016 and we hope to see you there as well! 

Confirmed stars include: 

Nadiya Hussain 

Great British Bake Off winner and the country’s darling of all things delicious and fluffy, Nadia will be performing in the Live Cookery Theatre and sharing her home grown baking tips on Saturday 8th October.  

Aiden Byrne 

Our city’s own chef super star, Aiden will be performing live at the Festival, as well as collaborating with others for a special Festival spectacular.

Nacho Manzano

Three Michelin starred executive chef of Iberica, Nacho will be visiting Manchester especially for the Festival and hosting a one off, extra special MFDF event on 4th October.

Susy Atkins

One of UK’s best known and loved wine writers and experts, Susy Atkins will be stepping out of Saturday Kitchen straight to Manchester, where she’ll be performing at MFDF’s second annual Three Wine Women event on 29th September.

Adam Reid

Manchester’s fine dining extraordinaire, Adam Reid of The French by Simon Rogan will be sharing secrets at the Festival Hub, as well as staging his very own, one-off restaurant this year.

Jackie Kearney

Author of Vegan Street Food, Master Chef Runner Up and general street food legend, Jackie Kearney will be gracing MFDF with her meat and dairy free super powers with an experimental vegan banquet.

Claire Kelsey

Ice Cream alchemist and general sweet things superwoman, Claire Kelsey will be performing at this year’s Festival along with the rest of her Milk Jam crew, baking goddess Charlotte O’Toole of Bakeorama and Nicky Griffiths of Lush Brownies.

Kate Goodman

Kate Goodman, founder and owner of the award-winning Reserve wine company with a family of 3 independent wine shops around the northwest. Her career has spanned TV and radio and most recently Kate co-presented BBC 2’s Food and Wine show. A passionate wine expert, Kate will be back on board at MFDF for Three Wine Women as well as The Big Indie Wine Fest on 7th& 8th October.


Posted on 10 June 2016

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