Food festival is on the menu for Friendliest Port

A food festival is taking place as part of Amble Puffin Festival.
A food festival is taking place as part of Amble Puffin Festival.

Artisan food producers from Northumberland and beyond are swooping in to be part of this year’s Amble Puffin Festival.

A mouth-watering food festival will take place on Saturday, June 4, and will feature more than 20 food stalls, as well as cookery demonstrations.

There will also be the Great Puffin Bakery Competition, which will be open to the public with a chance to win some fantastic prizes. The food festival runs from 10am to 5pm in the Town Square and there will be music from steel band Caribbean Crew.

Organiser Elaine Brown said: “The town is fast becoming known for its growing food culture and we are building on this reputation by hosting our first food festival. The response from street food and stallholders has been fantastic with traders travelling from as far has Halifax.”

Chef Jonny Bird, owner of the town’s Sea and Soil Bistro, is participating in a range of activities, as well as challenging fellow chefs to a cookery contest and demonstrations. Cookery demonstrations will be held in the Harbour Village’s Seafood Centre, which will also be open for seafood sales. Chefs giving demonstrations include Mr Bird, Martin Charlton, from the Boathouse Food Group and Tony Binks, of the Barrasford Arms, among others.

People are being encouraged to enter the Great Puffin Bakery Competition and entry forms are available from various venues, including The Old Boathouse, Sea and Soil and The Farm Bakery Shop, or by emailing ask@amble.gov.uk
Entrants are required to donate a non-perishable/long-life product to Amble Food Bank on the day.