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Expect a whole new programme of chef demos situated in the Bullring in Wakefield City Centre.


Learn from the best – a programme of chef demos will run from 11am to 3pm from Friday to Sunday and will welcome award-winning chef Rachel Green, Great British Bake Off 2018 contestant Karen Wright and double BAFTA award winning TV presenter and home chef Sam Nixon.


Other chefs include Ben Hall (The Pizza Yard), Heather Copley (Farmer Copley’s) and Chris Hale (Yorkshire Event Catering) while local restaurants Iris and TET will also showcase their best rhubarb inspired recipes.


Booking is not required for the chef demos and they will run every hour on the hour from 11am until 3pm.


We will be welcoming British Sign Language Interpreters to the Cookery Demo Area after the success of this facility last year. Please see the BSL Interpreter schedule below.


Full Chef Demo Line Up


Friday 16


11am: Liam Duffy, Iris


12pm: Ben Hall, The Pizza Yard (+ BSL Interpreter)


1pm: Soneeta Bhondi, The Spicy Biker (+ BSL Interpreter)


2pm: Samram Puethale, TeT (+ BSL Interpreter)


3pm: Rachel Green, Chef, Author & TV Presenter (+ BSL Interpreter)


Saturday 17 


11am: Karen Wright, GBBO Contestant & Author


12pm: Heather Copley & Claudio Marelli, Farmer Copley’s (+ BSL Interpreter)


1pm: Andy Senior & Kathryn Timoney, Blacker Hall Farm (+ BSL Interpreter)


2pm: Daniel Woodhead, Bao Bros (+ BSL Interpreter)


3pm: Stephanie Moon, Chef Consultant (+ BSL Interpreter)


Sunday 18


11am: Karen Wright, GBBO Contestant & Author


12pm: Stephanie Moon, Chef Consultant


1pm: Chris Hale, Yorkshire Event Catering


2pm: Janet Olroyd-Hulme, E Olroyd & Sons


3pm: Sam Nixon, TV & Radio Presenter


The Rhubarb Festival takes place in Wakefield City Centre from 16-18 February 2024 – find out more at expwake.co/RhubarbFest


    Access facilities

  • British Sign Language

Venue Details

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Wakefield City, Wakefield, WF11HG