Back for Seconds!

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Malton Food Lovers Festival returns for August Bank Holiday weekend on 26th and 27th August.

The celebrated chef line-up includes GBBO’s Freya Cox, Masterchef Quarter Finalist, Owen Diaram, food writer/chef Torioe True and Michelin starred Kevin Bonello.

The countdown is on for another ultimate feast as Visit Malton’s Malton Food Lovers Festival returns for the second time this year, across the bank holiday weekend – and it’s entirely free to attend.

Shining a light on Yorkshire’s Food Capital, the Summer Malton Food Lovers Festival, which is taking place on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August 2023, promises a weekend of foodie fun for the whole family, as the town of Malton congregates together to celebrate the finest Yorkshire produce and culinary talent.

This summer’s event follows on from the Spring Malton Food Lovers Festival, which took place back in May, and has another jam-packed schedule in store for hungry visitors. With a star-studded lineup of chefs taking to the Main Stage for delicious demos and ‘sofa chats’, as well as more than 100 food stalls and epic street food vendors, plus a whole host of live music, traditional fairground rides and family entertainment – the Malton Food Lovers Festival offers something for everyone to sink their teeth into!

Taking to the Main Stage on Saturday 26th August is 2021 Great British Bake Off star, Freya Cox. As the first vegan chef to star on the Channel 4 show, Freya will be wowing visitors with her plant-based creations on stage, as well as signing copies of her debut cookbook ‘Simply Vegan Baking,’ outside Kemps General Book Store from 12pm on Saturday.

Also joining Freya is acclaimed chef and author Torie True. As well as signing copies of her book – ‘Chilli & Mint: Indian Home Cooking from a British Kitchen’, Toriewill be sharing her tips on cooking with Indian spices on stage each day of the festival. What’s more, Torie will be hosting an exclusive summer supper club at Malton’s famous cookery school, The Cook’s Place, on the eve of the festival. There’s a handful of tickets left for those keen to see her in action.

New to the festival for 2023 is MasterChef Quarter Finalist, Owen Diaram, who will be hoping to make as much of an impression as he did on TV, whilst performing live on the Main Stage on the Sunday of the festival. Plus, highly-acclaimed chef, Josh Overington from the Hovingham-based restaurant, Mýse, will also be cooking up a storm on the Sunday morning.

Also new this year are a trio of celebrated chefs from The Grand in York. Appearing on stage on Saturday to demonstrate some of the delicious 5 star dishes available at The Grand Hotel, will be Michelin starred Executive Chef – Kevin Bonello, Head Chef – Ahmed Abdalla, and Head Pâtissier – Devin Jones.

Speaking on the return of the Summer Malton Food Lovers Festival, Head of Visit Malton, Mark Brayshaw said: “We can’t wait to welcome everyone back to Malton for the second time this year with the Summer Malton Food Lovers Festival! After welcoming over 40,000 hungry visitors at the Spring Festival in May, we’re gearing up for another spectacular weekend with an array of exciting culinary talent, old and new, as well as lots of delicious food and drink and a town centre location that is brimming with unique independent businesses. It’s not one to be missed!”

The Malton Food Lovers Festival is free to attend, and the fun begins at 9am on Saturday and 10am on Sunday.

There are designated festival Park & Ride services which will be available at each entrance to Malton from the A64, with a regular shuttle bus service direct to the event entrance. For more information about the Malton Food Lovers Festivals of 2023, head to the website:

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