Alice Fevronia is the latest celebrity guest to be announced ahead of Bishop Auckland Food Festival’s return on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 April.
Alice won over the judges and the public alike during her spell in the nation’s most famous tent and is looking forward to creating even more brilliant bakes in the festival’s free cookery marquee.
Entry to the Durham County Council event has always been free, but this is the first time visitors will be able to enjoy demonstrations by celebrity chefs without buying a ticket.
Geography teacher Alice made it all the way to the finals on the hit Channel 4 show thanks to her imaginative creations and unwavering enthusiasm.
As a keen explorer, Alice loves to travel and spends the school holidays sampling different cultures and cuisines.
She will be demonstrating some of her favourite recipes at the festival on the Saturday.
Alice said: “I’m really excited about coming to Bishop Auckland. Having spent three years at university in Durham, I love County Durham and I am very much looking forward to spending some time there and experiencing what the food festival has to offer.”
Alice joins an irresistible line-up of celebrity chefs, including MasterChef co-presenter John Torode, Saturday Kitchen regular Joe Hurd and reigning MasterChef champion Irini Tzortzoglou.
Fellow Bake Off alumni Jane Beedle, meanwhile, will deliver a series of baking workshops for children and adults.
As well as serving up inspiration, Bishop Auckland’s historic Market Place and surrounding streets will be bustling with more than 150 food and drinks traders selling the finest produce the region has to offer. There will also be plenty of opportunities to try exciting street food, refreshing drinks, indulgent desserts and much more.
Last year, Bishop Auckland Food Festival attracted 29,000 people and it is anticipated it will prove just as popular this time, further boosting the town’s economy and raising County Durham’s profile as a culinary destination.
To find out more about the festival and to book workshop tickets, visit www.bishopaucklandfoodfestival.co.uk. For the latest festival news, follow @bishfoodfest on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
To keep up to date with Alice’s bakes and travels in the lead up to the event, follow @alice.fevronia on Instagram and @alicefevronia on Twitter.