Free event


Fri 25 Feb 2022 - Sun 27 Feb 2022


11:00 - 16:00


Wakefield City Centre

Curated by Yorkshire Food Guide, a programme of chef demos will run from 11am to 3pm from Friday to Sunday.

The festival will welcome chef demos from British-Iranian chef and food writer Sabrina Ghayour and Great British Bake Off star and vegan baker Freya Cox for the very first time.

Other chefs include Featherstone-born GBBO contestant Karen Wright; MasterChef the Professionals star Matt Healy from The Forde Horsforth; fellow MasterChef the Professionals star Jono Hawthorne, Chef Jono at Vice & Virtue Leeds; and Tim Bilton, from Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley.

Local restaurants Iris and Robatary, plus Castleford-based cake maker Bake My Day will also showcase their most mouth-watering rhubarb inspired recipes.

Friday 25th February

  • 11am – Freya Cox

  • 12pm – Matt Healy

  • 1pm – Freya Cox

  • 2pm – Ellie and Emma from Bake My Day

Saturday 26th February

  • 11am – Jono Hawthorne

  • 12pm – Sabrina Ghayour

  • 1pm – Robatary

  • 2pm – Sabrina Ghayour

Sunday 27th February

  • 11am – Iris

  • 12pm – Karen Wright

  • 1pm – Tim Bilton

  • 2pm – Karen Wright

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

The Rhubarb Festival takes place in Wakefield City Centre from 25-27 Feb 2022 – find out more at