Fancy yourself as a top chef? Or just like to learn new cooking skills?
Then the York Food & Drink Festival is for you.
The festival returns from 22 September to 1 October – and community cooking is at its heart.
More than 1,000 primary schools children will be welcomed students to the festival’s Food Factory during those ten days.
And anyone can also take part in free of charge and explore their culinary creativity.
At the Food Factory, you can craft your own bread, pasta, butter, ice-cream, cheese, smoke and cure fish, preserve vegetables, and create a variety of vegan dips.
The immersive experience embodies the festival’s ethos of sharing knowledge and fostering a love for homemade, locally sourced food.
Renowned chefs will host special events ind the demonstration area.
Richard Allen, the former head chef of Harvey Nicks in Leeds, will collaborate with a team of individuals with learning difficulties on Thursday, 28 September.
On Wednesday, 27 September, Yahala Mataam takes over the area, featuring demonstrations by refugees from the York area.
The festival dedicates events to York Cares and the Trussell Trust, showcasing how to make the best use of the produce they distribute and supporting their invaluable work.
Meanwhile the community stand will host demonstrations and sampling sessions by Indie York, The Heart of Yorkshire organization, and a team from Dijon, York’s twin town.
It also provides information about the Trussell Trust, York Environment Week, and the over 50 Festival, in addition to the public health team, who organise York’s first Health Mela behind the art gallery, on Sunday, 24 September.