23rd Sep, 2020

Celebrity chefs head to Solihull's food and drink festival this weekend

Sarah Mason 23rd Sep, 2019 Updated: 23rd Sep, 2019

A MICHELIN-STAR chef, two Bake Off contestants and a children’s cook will be making their way to Solihull’s food and drink festival next weekend.

Glynn Purnell, Jon Jenkins, Val Stones and Katy Ashworth will be among those giving out culinary tips between Friday Sepember 27 and Sunday 29.

Organisers, Solihull BID, say this year’s festival – with 100 food and drink traders in Mell Square, Mill Lane, Solihull High Street and inside Touchwood Shopping Centre will also feature an outdoor cinema and rum and reggae zone.

On Saturday Birmingham’s Michelin star chef, Glynn Purnell, will reveal his finest tips in his unique Brummie style.

He will also be joined by others including fellow Michelin star chef Rob Palmer of Peel’s Restaurant at Hampton Manor Hotel.

On Sunday the festival will focus on baking skills for children, with demonstrations from Great British Bake Off’s Jon Jenkins, remembered for his Hawaiian shirts and unique baking creations.

Jon will also be joined by the cake whisperer herself, Val Stones, who will be demonstrating how to make family baking so much fun.

CBeebies’ very own Katy Ashworth will also be in on stage and she’ll be getting all the youngsters on their feet for a dance and sing-along.

The live music lounge will be returning to the High Street near the Masons Arms, which will also house the new rum and reggae zone.

Mr Bubble, and new additions Juggling Jim and Froojamaflip – an animated fruit and vegetable patch – and his gardener friend Fred will also be on hand throughout the weekend.

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