Monday 25th Sept

All day activities

Selected Highlights

25. 09. 2017
6pm
Until 8:30pm
Event in the Tent  - 'York SOUP'
Event in the Tent - 'York SOUP'

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

Tonight York SOUP take over the Demonstration Area and Lawn. Turn up, listen, eat soup and vote on the project that you think benefits York the most.
At the end of the night, we count up all the votes and the winner goes home with all of the money raised to carry out their project. Winners come back to a future SOUP dinner to report their project’s progress.
£11.21Full Price
Book through eventbrite York Soup
The York SOUP project is a micro granting dinner celebrating and supporting community based projects in York. Each SOUP event hears four presentations which can be delivered from individuals or organisations. Each presenter has four minutes to share their idea and then answer questions from the audience. During the event, attendees have the opportunity eat delicious soup, talk to people in their community, share resources, hear about local projects, enjoy the creative atmosphere and vote on the project they think benefits York the most.

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25. 09. 2017
All Day
Discovery Tour Passport + Pop-up Cookery
Discovery Tour Passport + Pop-up Cookery

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

Buy a tour of pop-up cookery workshops and tastings. A Discovery Tour passport, covers 3 activities. Alternatively, subject to availability, individual activities can be bought for £2 per activity on the day.
All activities are within a short walking distance of each other. Workshops vary daily but will always include chocolate origin tasting sessions, pasta and bread making.
1 Passport £4.00Full Price
2 Passports £6.00Full Price
Suitable for adults and children.
See the daily listing at the information point for what workshops are on. There may be additional last-minute workshops on the day so make sure to look!

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25. 09. 2017
At 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm
last approx. 45 mins.
Chocolate Tasting Panel
Chocolate Tasting Panel

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

Learn more about how chocolate is made, how we are creating our chocolate and sourcing our cocoa with this special tasting sesssion with York Cocoa House.
Includes 6 different chocolate samples and a classic hot chocolate.
£5.90Full Price
Book though York Cocoa House

25. 09. 2017
10am
10am to 12pm or 1pm to 3pm
Schools Workshops
Schools Workshops

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

During the Festival, we run workshops for schools from across the city. Morning and afternoon sessions available, with activities include pasta making, bread making & chocolate tasting!
Free entry
for Schools. To be involved, please email

25. 09. 2017
11am
11.00 - 1.00 & 2.00 - 4.00
Anzac Biscuits at the Castle Kitchen
Anzac Biscuits at the Castle Kitchen

Venue: Castle Museum

Find out about the history behind WW1 Anzac biscuits. Discover how to make them and take a recipe home. You might even get to try some!
Free entry
Museum admission applies

25. 09. 2017
Noon
Until 2pm. Last orders at 1:30pm
Community Table at El Piano
Community Table at El Piano

Venue: El Piano, Grape Lane

Join Visit York's Café of the Year, El Piano for their daily community table.
All you can eat for £10. This award winning Vegan café will cook the food in front of your eyes.
Food is donated from the restaurant suppliers and all the money goes to charity. The money raised is split equally between local charity - York against Cancer and Mummy's Star, a national charity who are working with families where a parent is lost to cancer.
£10.00Full Price
First come first served basis. Pay at the restaurant on the day.

25. 09. 2017
Noon
Ready Steady Cook with the Dean Court Hotel
Ready Steady Cook with the Dean Court Hotel

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Watch chefs John Malia from the Dean Court Hotel and Mike Edmundson from Walmgate Ale House & Bistro battle it out in a Ready Steady Cook style competition.
Free entry

25. 09. 2017
Tours at 12:30, 2:00, 3:30 and 5:00 pm
Lasts approx. 40 min.
York Brewery Tour
York Brewery Tour

Venue: York Brewery

Explore York Brewery with a guided tour. Watch and learn the brewing experience from grain to glass.
Cost includes guided tour and 4 mini-pint (1/3) tasters. The tour takes place on the 1st floor and access is via one flight of stairs. The tour is also standing only, however if you let us know, we can accommodate a small number of seated patrons for the first part of the tour.
Student £6.00
Child £4.00
£8.00Full Price
For bookings please phone 01904 621162 or email

25. 09. 2017
1pm
Until 5pm.
Young Chefs Competition
Young Chefs Competition

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Watch York's Young Chefs battle it out to be crowned Young Chef of the Year 2017.
To enter click here.
Free entry

25. 09. 2017
From 2pm onwards
Cut & Chase Cocktail Masterclass
Cut & Chase Cocktail Masterclass

Venue: Cut & Chase, Goodramgate

Get together and learn from the professionals how to make some of our speciality cocktails.
Each masterclass will have a dedicated mixologist who will talk you through each cocktail step by step in our cosy bar area. Groups of 6 or more. For more information visit their website: Cut & Chase
£25.00Full Price
To book email Cut & Chase here or through their website or telephone at 01904655068

25. 09. 2017
4pm
approx. 1 hr long
Bean to Bar Chocolate Making
Bean to Bar Chocolate Making

Venue: York Cocoa House

Join York Cocoa House to come up with your own chocolatey creation and make your own little chocolate bar using whatever ingredients you fancy.
Learn the process and history of chocolate making whilst making your own chocolate bar.
£8.75Full Price
Child £5.75Full Price
Book though York Cocoa House Children are welcome with accompanied adult.
Take a journey through the world of chocolate, discovering how chocolate becomes chocolatey and how it started off originally being used as money. If you're feeling very adventurous you'll even taste cocoa liquor, cocoa nibs and the raw cacao beans themselves as you learn your own chocolate favourite, you'll then learn how this wonderful ingredient is made into the chocolate bar we think of today.

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25. 09. 2017
5pm
Until 7pm
Manor School Music Evening
Manor School Music Evening

Venue: Large Marquee, Parliament Street

Manor School showcase their best musical talent. Enjoy the music with a glass or two from our bars and some delicious street food.
Free entry

25. 09. 2017
6pm
Until 8:30pm
Event in the Tent  - 'York SOUP'
Event in the Tent - 'York SOUP'

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

Tonight York SOUP take over the Demonstration Area and Lawn. Turn up, listen, eat soup and vote on the project that you think benefits York the most.
At the end of the night, we count up all the votes and the winner goes home with all of the money raised to carry out their project. Winners come back to a future SOUP dinner to report their project’s progress.
£11.21Full Price
Book through eventbrite York Soup
The York SOUP project is a micro granting dinner celebrating and supporting community based projects in York. Each SOUP event hears four presentations which can be delivered from individuals or organisations. Each presenter has four minutes to share their idea and then answer questions from the audience. During the event, attendees have the opportunity eat delicious soup, talk to people in their community, share resources, hear about local projects, enjoy the creative atmosphere and vote on the project they think benefits York the most.

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25. 09. 2017
6:15pm
Until 7:45pm
Dr Annie Gray Lecture
Dr Annie Gray Lecture

Venue: York Explore Library

Lecture from food historian Annie Gray, which is based on her new book, offers a new perspective on British Queens charting their life and times through their food and drink.
York Card £8.00
£9.00Full Price
Buy tickets at any Explore Library or via the Inspire website
What does it mean to eat like a Queen? Elizabeth gorged on sugar; Mary on chocolate, and Anne was known as Brandy Nan. Victoria ate all of this and more. This lecture, which is based on Annie's new book, offers a new perspective on one of Britain's most iconic monarchs, charting her life and times through her food and drink. From intimate breakfasts with the King of France, to romping at tea-parties with her children, and from state balls to her last sip of milk, this is a celebration of appetite, both for food and, indeed, for life.

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