Adam Jones will be showing off his cooking skills on Saturday morning when he officially opens Neath's first ever Food and Drink festival.
Jones, who this week penned a new three-year contract with the region, will kick-off proceedings in Neath town centre, where he will participate in a Q&A session with local school-children, before joining award winning Patissier Sian Hindle at a special cookery theatre which takes place at St David’s Church at 11am.
He will try his hand at preparing a full three-course menu using seasonal winter produce under the watchful eye of Sian, who is co-owner of La Crème Patisserie in Neath and who last year was voted one of the top three patissiers in the UK at the British Bakery Awards at London’s Grosvenor Hotel.
More than 30 traders from Neath Port Talbot and surrounding areas have signed up to the event, which takes place between 10am and 5pm. As well as stalls throughout the streets, St David’s Church will also be open to the public throughout the day, with local chefs providing cookery demonstrations and a stall promoting Fair Trade products. Neath Community Centre will play host to children’s workshops that will demonstrate cup cake decorating and making fruit kebabs.
For further information you can log onto www.neathfoodfestival.co.uk or the council’s website www.npt.gov.uk.