Treat your taste buds and quench your thirst for local produce at the fantastic food and drink showcase, A Taste of Chorley. This enticing event returns to Chorley town centre on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June with a range of food and drink activities to celebrate the Chorley borough’s flavoursome food and drink offer while also promoting a healthier future for residents, visitors and businesses.

If you love food and drink, visit the tasty stalls along Fazakerley Street and Cleveland Street between 11am and 4pm on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June.

What’s on offer?

Get some top tips from local chefs giving cooking demonstrations

Enjoy some delicious food tasting

Pick up advice on healthy eating with lots of recipes and cooking tips

Visit the wide range of local artisan producers selling mouth-watering produce for you to take home and create your own delicious dishes

Look out for and join in the competitions for budding cooks and bakers – more details below

See which Chorley town centre trader will crowned the 2019 Taste of Chorley champion

Demonstration Kitchen

Over the two days of A Taste of Chorley there will be demonstrations from local chefs, butchers, and bakers. Come along and hear how to prepare dishes, decorate cakes or get recipes with ingredients that can sourced from Chorley town centre’s food and drink stalls and shops.

Come and get a step-by-step guide to making some amazing dishes and pick up some inside tips on cooking them from the experts. You will then have the chance to taste some of the fantastic food once it has been made.

The demonstration kitchen can be found on Fazakerley Street at the Market Street end, where there will also be a covered seating area for you to view the demonstrations. You can view the schedule for both days below.

The demonstration kitchen, entertainment and street food and drink hub on Fazakerley Street has been kindly sponsored by Eric Wright Group.

Celebrity Appearance

Joe Wicks
Don’t miss the nation’s favourite healthy food and fitness sensation, Joe Wicks aka The Body Coach talking about food, fitness and the fourth book in his bestselling series.
As part of A Taste of Chorley, Joe will be in conversation with Sarah Bryan (The Bees Country Kitchen, BBC R4 Food & Farming Best Street Food and Takeaway Finalist) and answering audience questions. There will be a chance for a photo with Joe afterwards too!

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Competitions

There are three categories for the ‘Great Chorley Bake Off’ competitions this year: Professional, Under 16 and Adults. You are permitted to submit one entry per challenge.

Professional
The professional bakers this year are being challenged to bake either five Chorley cakes, a Victoria sponge cake, 5 fruit scones, a vegan chocolate cake or a celebration cake with a Chorley theme. To enter or for more information, click here.

Adults Over 16 & Adults
The adults are also tasked with the same challenge as the professionals, to bake either five Chorley cakes, a Victoria sponge cake, 5 fruit scones, a vegan chocolate cake or a celebration cake with a Chorley theme. To enter or for more information, click here.

Under 16
The under 16 category this year has been tasked with baking a Chorley cake, 5 decorated cupcakes or a children’s birthday cake. To enter or for more information, click here.

Parking

There’s lots of FREE and cheap car parking on the day of the event on all Chorley town centre car parks. On Saturday, you can park for free on long stay car parks from 10am but you will need to get a time of arrival ticket. All car parks are free to park on after 1pm on Saturday. On Sunday, all car parks are free all day but please remember The Flat Iron car park has a two-hour maximum stay limit on both days and you will need to get a time of arrival ticket.

Please see the map of Chorley town centre car parks below.

Find your way

By car
Use junction 8 off the M61 or junction 28 off the M6. Chorley town centre is easily accessed from the A6, which passes directly through Chorley.

By bus
Chorley is well-served by bus routes linking the town centre with surrounding villages. The main bus route is the 125/126, which links Chorley to Preston and Bolton. There are also direct bus routes from Greater Manchester, Merseyside and the Lake District.

By rail
Chorley is on the main train line between Manchester and Blackpool. If you are travelling on a long distance service you will need to change at Manchester or Preston.

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