Three more celebrity chefs heading to Seaham Food Festival

Three top chefs have been added to the line-up for this year’s Seaham Food Festival.

The event returns Saturday August 5 and Sunday August 6 with a spectacular line-up of food and drink traders, family entertainment and live music.

Organisers of the Durham County Council festival have already announced Saturday’s line-up for its outdoor cookery theatre – with Eddie Scott, Syabira Yusoff and Freya Cox confirmed.

On Sunday, Loose Women star Nadia Sawalha and her sister Dina will be bringing their new show, The Curly Cooks of Croydon, to the stage. With a show like no other, the sisters have a no-nonsense approach to cooking with the two mums aiming to find ways to feed their fussy families for £5 or less.

They’ll be joined by Briony May Williams, presenter of BBC One’s Escape to The Country and Channel 4’s Food Unwrapped. Briony, also a former Great British Bake Off semi-finalist, is also one of the food experts on BBC One’s Morning Live and has been seen on Would I lie to You? and House of Games among others.

Completing the Sunday line-up is Nikita Pathakji, the MasterChef: The Professionals 2022 champion. 25-year-old Nikita has been working as a professional chef in top restaurants in London, including Michelin-starred Kitchen W8 and two Michelin-starred Claude Bosi at Bibendum, since she was 18. She wowed viewers last year with her incredible dishes and distinctive style of fine dining, inspired from her extensive travels around the world and the traditional cookery techniques she picked up at Kitchen W8.

They’ll be joined by crowd favourite and TV presenter Chris Bavin, who returns as host across both days.

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