James Martin


James is a regular at Bolton Food and Drink Festival and will notch up his ninth appearance at this year’s event.

Hailing from Yorkshire, he has a passion for proper British food and fast cars. He worked in professional kitchens from the age of 10 and at the age of 11, he cooked for the Queen Mother.

James was a regular chef on Ready Steady Cook (BBC2), and went on to present BBC1’s hit series Saturday Kitchen for 10 years, regularly attracting viewers in excess of 3.5 million. His brand new series ‘James Martin’s French Adventure’ started on ITV in January 2017.

In 2012, he opened his restaurant inside The Talbot, in North Yorkshire. The restaurant was placed in the Michelin Guide in 2012. James Martin Manchester opened in September 2013 inside the Manchester235 Casino.

In 2016, James partnered with Asda supermarket, won Good Housekeeping Food Awards ‘Favourite Celebrity Chef’, and he also toured the UK with his first show ‘Plates, Mates and Automobiles’ to great success. James is the author of 18 cook books and his latest title ‘James Martin’s French Adventure’ was published in February 2017.

James will be bringing his usual charm to this year's festival and as an extra special treat you can purchase a premium ticket for this year's demo's which includes seating near the front and a special cocktail or mocktail with a souvenir festival glass.

James’ demo is followed by a book signing.

James will be appearing on Monday 28th August

Cookery Demo*

11am, 1pm and 3pm

£16 premier   |   £10 Standard   |   £5 Children

Main Festival Marquee

*Marquee bar is open during the chef demos