Celebrity chefs and tasty treats are on the menu for the free Scrantastic food festival next month.
Visitors can enjoy mouth-watering food demonstrations by celebrity chefs including This Morning’s Phil Vickery, chef and TV presenter Rosemary Shrager and Great British Bake Off finalist Laura Adlington when Scrantastic food festival returns to Houghton-le-Spring on 28 and 29 May (10am – 5pm Saturday and 10am – 4pm Sunday).
A food market on The Broadway will be home to a variety of stalls offering fresh produce from local traders, street food and specialty food and drinks.
Local businesses such as Fat Hippo, Acropolis Street Food and Twisted Chick will be serving up delicious street food across the weekend and local producers like Simply Cheescake, The Yolker and Weardale Cheese will satisfy the appetites of the shoppers.
Additional stalls selling jewellery, candles, garden sculptures and dog treats will complete the appetizing two-day offer.
A delicious mix of food demonstrations from local chefs and a programme of family entertainment means there will be something for everyone at Scrantastic.
Richard Murr, Director of Does Culture, who are bringing the fantastic array of traders to the event, said: “We are excited to be working with Sunderland City Council and it’s great to see Scrantastic food festival back in Houghton-le-Spring this year.
“The free programme of celebrity chefs looks fantastic and is set to be a great weekend of food and fun, and with an exciting programme of free entertainment already lined up it promises to be a fantastic weekend.”
Patrick Melia, Chief Executive of Sunderland City Council added: “We’re delighted to be bringing Scrantastic Food Festival back to Houghton-le-Spring next month. The line up of celebrity chefs, delicious food, fantastic local produce and programme of free family entertainment will truly offer something for everyone. Visitors will be well catered for with a wide variety of food including vegan options and tasty treats to take home too.
“Make sure you pay Scrantastic a visit on 28 and 29 May as this is an event not to be missed.”
Full details of the programme and the stalls will be announced soon. For more information, visit www.mysunderland.co.uk/scrantastic