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Tigers’ stars lend their support to Cottingham’s first food and drink festival

Cott Food Fest

The line-up for this weekend’s Cottingham Food and Drink Festival, taking place on Sunday, 22 September, 10.30am-4pm, will not only feature some of the East Riding’s top chefs but also Hull City stars Paul McShane and Robbie Brady.

Located on the Market Green, the festival will not only provide fans with an opportunity to meet their football heroes, but also to enjoy demonstrations by top local chefs and discover the best in food and drink produced by more than 60 local traders.

The players and Roary the Tiger will attend from 12noon-12.30pm and will join Michelin star chef, James Mackenzie, from the Pipe and Glass Inn at South Dalton, on stage in the marquee before heading over to the civic hall to pose for photos and sign autographs for fans.

The festival will also feature local seafood. The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust will be there with the East Yorkshire Food Network’s mobile demonstration kitchen and Scarborough chef, Rob Porter, from the Green Room to cook local seafood and explain the best ways to source it sustainably.

Councillor Helen Green, organiser of the festival, said: “To have the support of our local Premier League football club is fantastic and will hopefully add to what promises to be a great day celebrating local food and drink.

“I have been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and interest by both residents and local businesses working in the food and drink trade and, with a promising weather forecast, I hope the day will be a great success.”

James Mooney, marketing and online manager at Hull City, said: “The club is always delighted to get involved with events in the local community as it helps us to give back to everyone for the incredible support they have shown us over the years.”

For further information about the event, visit www.eastriding.gov.uk and for the latest updates follow the council on Twitter @East_Riding

New food and drink festival for Cottingham

Top local chefs and the best in food and drink produce in the East Riding will be celebrated on Sunday, 22 September when Cottingham hosts its first food and drink festival.

Among the chefs providing demonstrations are ‘Great British Menu’ finalist and chef from Winteringham Fields, Colin McGurran, and Michelin star chef, James Mackenzie, from the Pipe and Glass Inn at South Dalton.

Colin said: “I am delighted to be involved in such a fantastic event, one that promotes our fabulous local produce in the way it deserves.”

James said:“I am delighted to be part of the first Cottingham Food Festival, which promises to be a great foodie event showcasing the great produce we have on our doorstep in the East Riding.”

As well as demonstrations there will be around 30 stalls from local suppliers, supported by the Haltemprice Economic Development Group, Haltemprice Community Partnership and East Yorkshire Events. 

Organiser, Councillor Helen Green, ward member for Cottingham South, said: “Things are going very well for Cottingham Food Festival - I have been absolutely amazed by all the interest and enthusiasm for the day.

“We’ve got some brilliant chefs coming to demonstrate their skills and fabulous selection of East Riding food producers selling their wares.

“This is going to be a fantastic event for the village and hopefully it will be the first of many good festivals to come to Cottingham.”

The festival will also feature local seafood. The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust will be there with the East Yorkshire Food Network’s mobile demonstration kitchen and Scarborough chef, Rob Porter, from the Green Room to cook local seafood and explain the best ways to source it sustainably.

The event will run from 10.30am to 4pm in Market Green.

For further information about the event, visit www.eastriding.gov.uk and for the latest updates follow the council on Twitter @East_Riding