Now in its eighth year, Eden Shopping Centre’s popular food fair is back - and is tipped to be bigger than ever before with two new celebrity guests.

Foodie fans will be getting their taste buds ready for a full on flavour experience on July 6 - with a whole host of delicious delights waiting to be sampled.

Dean Edwards, second place winner of BBC’s ‘Masterchef Goes Large’ 2006, firm favourite on ITV’s ‘Lorraine’ and ‘This Morning’ and regular contributor to ‘Fabulous Magazines’ recipe page, will be performing live cooking demos on stage, preparing an array of delicious dishes for spectators far and wide.

Dean’s dishes will include everything from crispy gnocchi and herby couscous to hot wings and a three cheese mac.

He will be joined by CBeebies television presenter, Katy Ashworth, best known for presenting children’s programme ‘I Can Cook’ as well as appearing in her one woman roadshow ‘Katy’s Roadshow’ and a number of festivals around the world.

As well as star performances, the best local produce from small, independent makers will be on offer - including Moonraker Preserves, Brockleby Pies, Chillies 2 U, Anton Hazelle Chocolates and more.

There will also be treats on offer from Charcoal Turkish Grill, Little Khao Thai Food, Simon’s Cider and gourmet rolled ice cream producers, SweetNDelish.

And the ever-popular Big Bucks Bake-Off will return once again - judged by both Dean and Katy.

Niamh Crowley, Eden’s marketing manager, said: “The food fair is an event that everyone at Eden looks forward to all year long.

“Each year we are lucky to be joined by an array of highly talented local producers as well as some of our favourite celebrity chefs.

“This year we have the pleasure of welcoming Dean and Katy who will not only be wowing us live on stage with family-friendly recipes, but will also be casting their eyes over the Big Bucks Bake Off 2019 hopefuls. 

“Entries into the bake-off competition are open until Sunday 30th June, and after last year’s winner Aisha Tariq wowed celebrity judge Angellica Bell with her sensational Summer Berries Cake, I have the feeling we are in for a treat once again this time around.”

Find out more at Eden’s website