Who's at the September Festival
Chefs, Producers, Wine Experts - All who contribute to the events across the city.
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Bettys

Bettys Café Tea Rooms are traditional tea rooms serving traditional meals. All of Bettys products are hand made and use locally sourced ingredients. Bettys are famous for their Afternoon Teas. Bettys also run a cookery school, based in Harrogate, which holds a wide range of cookery courses throughout the year.

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Edible York

Edible York are a broad group of dedicated individuals who are committed to nurturing existing food growing spaces in the City and bringing new food growing spaces to life. Their aim is that everyone has the opportunity to grow their own food. They support existing edible growing projects and catalyse new projects and growing spaces across the City. They support growing at schools, link businesses up with community growers and more besides. The possibilities are endless and endlessly inspiring!

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El Piano

Visit York's Café of the year: winner 2012, finalist 2013, winner 2014, winner 2015, winner 2016, winner 2017 El Piano is a vegan restaurant in York (with brances in Malaga and Grenada) serving wholly plant-based and wholly gluten-free food (also free from nuts, palm oil and refined sugar). Working with organic, local and sustainable food long before it was popular. The result is a deep and wide knowledge of planting and harvesting, as well as production and preserving. Their food, together with our sauces, conserves, baking kits, fast food kits and cookboos tells a 40 year story of excellence and devotion to service. See www.el-piano.com for more information

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Holgate Windmill

Holgate Windmill was built in 1770 but was restored in 2001by the Holgate Preservation Society, and the mill's doors were opened to the public in 2005 for the first time after 70 years. Planning for the restoration of the mill began in 2003, and the restoration started in 2006. The windmill is now operating, and the society sell bags of flour at markets and fairs.

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Marie Cheong-Thong

Marie Cheong-Thong is a freelance educator, photographer and writer who has spent the last 30 years sampling and researching food & drink on six continents. She is a mine of information on indigenous ingredients, dishes and beverages of many different regions and cultures. This year she was invited by Hyogo Prefecture to judge sake in Japan. Marie then made a special trip to Hokkaido to do some research on food ingredients, Onsen culture, Japanese wines, in addition to Hokkaido sakes.

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Matt Hunter

Matt Hunter Head Chef of The Star Inn the city, formerly of Northcote Manor supports the very best in local and seasonal products, now heading up a great team at this exciting City Centre venue.

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Richard Fowler

Richard Fowler owns and manages FR Fowler & Son, the wholesale fishmonger, which started in 1906 and are now a major supplier of quality stock to York's top hotels and restaurants. Richard started out as a Wasps Rugby league winger with the first team in the 1980s. After his Father broke his kneecap, however, he gave up Rugby to work for the family business. Since Richard took over the business, it has gone through many changes. It originally began as a Fish and Chip shop but nowadays he supplies top quality seafood, from the Yorkshire coast, to top hotels and restaurants. Richard has participated in York Food Festival for a number of years and his demonstration, in which he works with local York chefs, is popular year after year.

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The Grand Hotel and Spa

Experience the luxury, opulence and style of the golden age of travel at Cedar Court Grand Hotel & Spa. As Yorkshire's only five star hotel, and overlooking the historic city walls of one of the UK’s most picturesque cities, The Grand is the very best in traditional English style and service. If you are searching for a luxury hotel in York, then look no further.

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The Wine Chapter

The Wine Chapter are an independent bar company based in York. We provide bars and drinks services for all occasions, and are wedding specialists in particular! While our greatest expertise lies in the field of wine, we provide great draught beers, fantastic non-alcoholic drinks and innovative cocktails. www.winechapter.co.uk

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York Brewery

York Brewery was founded 18 years ago in 1996 and has been brewing traditionally produced ale inside the city walls of York ever since. The Brewery on Toft Green houses a bar that is open Monday to Saturday for drinking and is also the departure point for tours of the brewery.”

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York Cocoa House

Owner, Sophie Jewett, is known locally as 'York's Chocolate Lady!' She has been intrigued by all things chocolate from a young age and launched her café and chocolate shop, York Cocoa House, in 2011. At York Cocoa House, Sophie and the team offer up a wide selection of in-house chocolates as well as delicious offerings from local chocolatiers. Sophie also offers chocolate workshops and tastings as well as a monthly Chocolate Dining Dinner.