Highlights of this year€™s Festival include free demonstrations from celebrity chefs Nick Nairn, Peter Gordon and Rose Elliot during the International Food Market weekend on 7 and 8 May. Meanwhile the Festival€™s patron, Lesley Waters, will be pitting her culinary skills against two local chefs, Alex Aitken from The Jetty and Andrew Gault from The Captains Club, in two Cookafun€™ sessions.

The popular Kids€™ Kitchen will be held again at the Priory School with sessions for Ester€™s Little Chefs aged from seven to 10 years as well as Lizs Pasta Workshops for those aged from 11 to 14.