Thursday, 24th March 2016, 00:00 AM - Saturday, 26th March 2016, 00:00 AM

Easter weekend set to showcase the very best of Yorkshire’s fare at the Meadowhall Artisan Food & Drink Market


For connoisseurs of cooking and shoppers who have a real taste for quality cuisine, Meadowhall is to host its very first Artisan Food & Drink Market this Easter.

From Thursday March 24th until Saturday March 26th, Meadowhall will play host to some of the region’s top producers, showcasing the great and good of “God’s Own” county.

With everything from chutneys to ciders, wagyu beef, smoked salmon and venison, to mouth-watering cakes and hand-made chocolate Easter eggs, the food-lovers’ festival will have something to tempt everybody’s taste-buds.

Stephanie MoonAnd if the food alone wasn’t enough to tempt you, the event will also feature a pop up cookery theatre, hosting demonstrations on the hour, every hour between 10am – 3pm by talented local and regional chefs including the renowned Stephanie Moon. Other top chefs include:  David Carter and Chris Moorby, both from The School of Artisan Food; Lee Rushforth, Head Chef at The Old Deanery, Ripon; Jamie Robinson, Head Chef at Sheffield’s top gastro pub, The Milestone; Sue Nelson is also coming from Yorkshire Food Finder to create a three-course meal using her favourite seasonal Yorkshire produce. Harrison Barraclough, Head Chef at The Black Lion, Thirsk, and one of the youngest AA-rosette award winners is confirmed as well as Ashley McCarthy is the award-winning Chef Owner of Ye Old Sun Inn at Colton, near York.

Working together with Yorkshire Food Finder, Meadowhall will be supporting an eclectic mix of independent food & drink producers, eager to tempt shoppers with their mouth-watering wares over one of the busiest weekends in the shopping centre’s calendar.

Meadowhall Centre Director, Darren Pearce, said: “Meadowhall is passionate about offering customers something different but we are also committed to providing more than just a retail experience.Slideshow-cooked-steak

5th September 2013 Husthwaites Orchards feature. Pictured the range of ciders made in the village Pictuire by Gerard Binks

“For more than 25 years, Meadowhall has been part of the Sheffield community and we’re always keen to get involved with projects that champion local and regional producers. The bespoke stalls will allow shoppers to see and sample first-hand the very best Yorkshire has to offer, whilst the chefs in our pop up cookery theatre will be demonstrating how to make your own culinary creations when you’re back home.”

Sarah Ellerby, from the Little Square Cake Company added: “We’re so looking forward to coming to the Meadowhall Artisan Food and Drink Market.  2016 was marked as being the year where we pushed ourselves to do larger shows and markets and they don’t come much bigger than Meadowhall!”

Stephanie Moon is also looking forward to the Meadowhall Artisan Food & Drink Market, she said: “Working at the Meadowhall Artisan Food and Drink Event is a real thrill to me as I love coming to Sheffield. You have some amazing food, and shopping as well – what could be better!”


Those that have signed up to be part of the Artisan Food & Drink Market so far include:

Staal Smokehouse
Orchards of Husthwaite (ciders, craft beers & liqueurs)
Puckett’s Pickles
Round Green Farm (Venison)
Cossack Cuisine (renowned Russian delicacies)
Kynsman (Distributor and producer of English Wines)
Yorkshire Wagyu
The Great Yorkshire Brewery
Whittaker’s Gin
The Elegant Baking Company
Jaquest (smoke salmon specialists)
Yorkshire’s Finest Foods (supporting a variety of local producers)
The Little Square Cake Company
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Cryer & Stott Cheesemongers Ltd

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