Shoppers will be able to pick up tips for creating a perfect Christmas fayre at a series of cooking demonstrations, at Bolton Market.
Various chefs will showcase their skills using fresh produce from the market, at demos in the market kitchen, located in the fish section.
On Saturday, December 12, chef Tom Bridge will cook up a Christmas breakfast, which will be broadcasted live for a BBC Radio Manchester show, from 9am until 11am. A selection of imaginative dishes, from a Christmas French stick to a festive breakfast wrap will be cooked up.
Tom will also be offering tips on how to buy and cook turkey correctly.
School meals chef Philip Ogden, will take to the kitchen on Tuesday, December 15, from 2pm until 4pm, to cook a family festive feast of stuffed turkey rolls, roast potatoes and all the trimmings.
As part of the Love Food Hate Waste campaign, Philip will also cook up inventive recipes with leftover food, as well as advising on money saving cooking techniques, on Thursday December, 17, from 11am until 2pm.
Joan Farnworth, NHS Bolton’s community nutrition chef, will be creating healthy festive favourites with bags of flavour, to suit those on a small budget, in her demonstration on Tuesday December, 22 at 11am until 2pm.
Bolton Market is also offering shoppers the opportunity to enter into a free prize draw to win a Christmas hamper packed full of festive products, provided by the market traders.
Customers just need to pick up an entry form from the market kitchen and entries must be in by noon on Wednesday, December 16. The winner will be announced on Friday, December 18.
Councillor Ismail Ibrahim, Bolton Council’s Executive Member for Environmental Services said: “I’d encourage the residents of Bolton to come down to the market, where there will be something for everyone. Shoppers will be able to sample dishes, learn cooking techniques and pick up a range of festive recipes which can be made on a budget.”