Festival Programme

14th to 18th April 2022

All day activities

The Food Factory

17 - 26 Sep 2021 Parliament Street, Museum Gardens & The Coppergate Centre

Hands-on cookery workshops for adults and families in venues across York.

Have you ever wondered how basic ingredients become the foods we love? Get to grips with the processes involved in the Food Factory!

The Food Factory takes you on a hands-on tour exploring the production of several well known food items and York itself. It’s a great opportunity to get your hands dirty (if you want to) making some of these foods yourselves and at each station you’ll get something to try or takeaway!

Locations: Parliament Street, Coppergate Centre & the Museum Gardens.

Times: Fri 17th-19th 10:30-6pm (last entry at 4pm). Mon 20th-Fri 24th 3:30-5:30pm (last entry at 4:30pm). Sat 25th and Sun 26th 10:30-6pm (last entry at 4pm)

Due to the technical nature of some of the workshops this activity is most suitable to Adults and Family groups with children over 5, but if you want to bring your little one along there’s still plenty for them to do!

The list of activities changes daily and is available from the Information Point in the centre of Parliament Street. Three activities are available each day including smoking your own food, making pasta, bread, butter, chocolate lollipops, biscuits & ice-cream.

It’s best to book online but there will also be some availability on the day.

For groups of 10 and more, please email admin@yorkfoodfestival.com

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Chocolate Manufactory Tasting Journey

17 - 26 Sep 2021 York Cocoa Works

Learn how York Cocoa Works make their chocolate on their Chocolate Manufactory Tasting Journey. Daily sessions available.

One of our expert chocolate makers will share the secrets of our cocoa and how we transform it into chocolate.

You will discover our origins and learn the rich history of chocolate making in York before taking a peek into our manufactory and watching our chocolate being made.

This session concludes with a special tasting conducted by our cocoa connoisseur. You will sample the chocolate we make from cocoa beans all around the world, experiencing the different strengths and flavour notes in our range.

Daily 11:00 12:30 14:00 15:30

Please note there is not a 12:30 slot on Monday or Tuesday.

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£5.50 – £9.50
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Chocolate Lollipop Making

17 - 26 Sep 2021 Coppergate/ York Cocoa Works 09:30 until 17:00

Craft your own chocolate treat with York Cocoa Works Chocolate Lollipop Making Activities.

Free on Sat & Sun at 10am-5pm in Coppergate as part of the Food Factory. £4 on other days at 9:30, 10:30 & 11:30am at York Cocoa Works in Castlegate

Paid sessions need booking with York Cocoa Works in advance here.

Food factory information can be found here– booking advised but some availability on the day.

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Free/£4 per person
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18 Sep 2021

Planning a Vegetable Garden

Stillingfleet Lodge Garden & Nurseries 10:00 until 12:00

Lead by Tony Chalcraft, this workshop, aimed at aspiring, novice and improving vegetable gardeners, will look at planning a vegetable garden around growing in the north of England.

Chocolate Bar Making

18 - 19 Sep 2021 York Cocoa Works 16:00 until 00:00

Learn how to create your very own chocolate bar.

You will discover our cocoa origins, we will show you how to work with tempered chocolate, and you will experiment with different flavours to perfect your masterpiece! Once the bars have set, you will package your creations to be enjoyed at home.

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