A Taste of Chorley returns on Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 June 2021 to once again showcase the great food and drink culture Chorley has to offer. The event will celebrate food and drink related activities, businesses and products that can be found in the Chorley Borough, whilst also pointing the way towards a healthier more sustainable future for residents and business in Chorley.

Throughout the two days there will be cooking demonstrations, food tasting, advice on healthy eating including on a budget, recipes and cooking tips. There will be a wide range of excellent food to purchase on the day from local producers, whilst visitors will have the opportunity to purchase produce they can take home.

There will once again be competitions for budding cooks and bakers to enter, and the town centre traders will be once again competing in a food competition on the day.

The event will be subject to Covid-19 restrictions at the time and even though we are hopeful that the event can go ahead, we will follow Government guidance at the time

Please check back regularly for the latest updates on the show.

If you are a trader interested in being involved please complete the application form below and return it to events@chorley.gov.uk.

Trader Application Form 2021 

 

 

What's On Offer?

  • Get some top tips from local chefs giving cooking demonstrations
  • Enjoy some delicious food tasting
  • Pick up advice on healthy, affordable and tasty recipes for you to cook at home
  • 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 2020 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 Market Street, where there will also be a covered seating area for you to view the demonstrations. You can view the schedule for both days below.

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, an afternoon tea or a centre piece bread.

More information on how to enter to follow.

Children 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, an afternoon tea or a centre piece bread. More information on how to enter to follow.

Under 16s

The under 16 category this year has been tasked with baking 5 Biscuits, 5 cupcakes or a celebration cake. More information on how to enter to follow.

 

The Baking competitions are sponsored to The Bees Country Kitchen and The Brinscall Baker

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.