Renowned for putting music into your food, the Reggae Reggae Sauce star, Levi Roots, has been announced as headline chef and music act at the 2017 Malton Food Lovers Festival on 27th & 28th May.
The Malton Food Lovers Festival, now in its 9th year, will welcome old and new faces to the annual celebration of Yorkshire’s finest produce. Experts in the culinary world include food writer and journalist, Prue Leith, and Great British Menu contestant, Stephanie Moon.
This year’s celebrity line up will see the return of Levi Roots, who first visited the festival in 2015. Levi won over the BBC hit show Dragon’s Den, along with the hearts of the nation, in 2007 with his Jamaican sauce invention, Reggae Reggae Sauce.
As well as headlining the chef’s cookery theatre on the Saturday, Levi Roots and his band will be the main act at Malton’s Saturday night Festival Party, entertaining festival goers with reggae tunes into the night.
Levi has been putting music into food since 1991 when started making sauce from his kitchen in Brixton, after relocating to Britain in 1970. That year he started to sell the sauce at Notting Hill Carnival and, after 16 years, he officially entered the food industry via his success on BBC programme, Dragon’s Den.
Levi is a pioneer for living and breathing his brand, which encompasses the connections between Caribbean inspired cooking ingredients and reggae music. Levi released his latest album ‘Rise Above’ in 2015 and some of the songs from this will be featured in his set at the Malton Food Lovers Festival Party.
Visitors to this year’s festival will learn how to add the spice of island life into their food in a cooking demonstration by Levi. He will also join other influential food experts at the Malton Food Lovers Festival ‘NFU Question Time’, where he will answer questions from the Great British public.
Levi commented on his return to the festival; “I can’t wait to return to the Malton Food Lovers Festival this year. The festival is the ultimate celebration of food and attracts thousands of hungry visitors who have a real love of food – just like me! I’m back with a bang and ready to inject some spice into the weekend!
“My set at the Festival Night Party will include some of my best feel good vibes from the Caribbean. I want to see dancing, singing and lots of eating!”
A jam-packed programme of events lined up for this year will ensure that every visitor has a trip worth coming for, including celebrity chef demonstrations, extra street food vans, an extra fun-packed children’s area, including pizza making, and of course, the Festival Party!
Festival Organiser, Tom Naylor-Leyland, said; “We’re extremely excited to welcome Levi back this year and I can’t wait to watch him inspire and inform festival-goers on what makes Caribbean food so unique and special.”
“If you are thinking of coming along to the festival, come on an empty stomach as there is plenty to taste and enjoy!”