North East Chef of the Year to appear at Seaham Food Festival

An award-winning chef at a County Durham spa and hotel will be showcasing the best of local produce at Seaham Food Festival.

The Durham County Council-run event will return to the Seaham coastline on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 August, and organisers are excited to announce another exciting feature to the two-day line up of food, fun, and entertainment.

Taking to the outdoor cookery theatre stage will be Seaham Hall chef Kyle Greenwood, who will be demonstrating his culinary skills with a set menu created using seasonal ingredients from regional suppliers.

Awarded North East Chef of the Year 2022, Kyle has worked in a number of prestigious kitchens, including the Michelin Starred Fat Duck in London, owned by Heston Blumenthal.


Kyle joined Seaham Hall in May 2021, and soon after launched his own private chef experience.

At the festival Kyle will be joining a star-studded line up of celebrity chefs on the cookery stage, including Jean-Christophe Novelli, Saturday Kitchen star Matt Tebbutt and Bake Off: The Professionals judge Cherish Finden.

Visitors can watch Kyle’s cooking demonstration on Saturday 6 August at 3pm.

Cllr Elizabeth Scott, Durham County Council’s Cabinet member for economy and partnerships, said: “We are really excited to welcome a chef from a local business to the fantastic line up of food and entertainment on offer at this year’s festival.

“Kyle brings with him a wealth of experience and talent, and we can’t wait to see what set menu he will come up with. 

“With just two weeks to go, we hope visitors are looking forward Seaham Food Festival as much as we are.”

Seaham Food Festival will have chef demonstrations taking place across the weekend at its outdoor cookery theatre.

This will be accompanied by over 120 trader stalls offering an assortment of incredible food and drink.

There will also be lots of family entertainment along the coastline, from sports and craft activities to music, street performances, and family theatre.

The festival is just one of the many cultural events and activities taking place in the county this year, demonstrating the council’s ongoing commitment to cultural-led regeneration. This includes delivering key projects within the county’s shortlisted UK City of Culture bid and raising the county’s profile as a fantastic place to live, work, visit and invest.

It also includes progressing major capital projects, such as the redevelopment of the former DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery into a stunning new creative centre showcasing national and international contemporary art alongside collections that celebrate the county’s heritage.

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