Gary is heading to Paisley for the Food Festival

Gary is heading to Paisley for the Food Festival

Gary attends Paisley Beer and Food Festival 2017

Gary will host a series of cooking demonstrations at the free event, which will take place on Saturday 22 April at Abbey Close from 12pm – 7pm.

Now in its third year, the festival will showcase the breadth of Scotland’s vibrant street food scene, with traders using the very best seasonal ingredients and sustainably sourced produce in their dishes.

The Cooking Demonstration tent offers a jam-packed programme of free interactive activities. In particular , workshops around the theme of food and where it comes from. This includes showstopping dinners from Gary Maclean, a fermentation workshop on how to make your own healthy ginger beer from Bottle of Ginger and Asian cooking from STV’s Julie Lin Macleod. Pus, how to conquer your fear of cooking fish from the chefs at seafood restaurant A’Challtainn. Book in advance in order to secure a space for the highly anticipated weekend.

“I love everything about cooking from preparation through to patisserie. I also get a real buzz from teaching others how to be a success in the kitchen. I’m looking forward to sharing my passion with Paisley’s cooking enthusiasts and showing them how to create showstopping meals.”

In addition to the cooking demonstrations taking place there will be plenty to keep the kids entertained. Children will be able to take part in an day of hands on cooking fun. There will be free chocolate treat workshops, fruit bouquets and a chance to challenge each other on the smoothie bike.

The festival is just one of three food and drink events taking place that week. Also crowned Scotland’s largest beer and ale festival, the 30th annual Paisley Beer Festival, returns for another year to Paisley Town Hall. The event runs from Wednesday 19 to Saturday 22 April. Paisley Restaurant Week however, will be delivered by local business improvement district Paisley First. It will run from Saturday 15 to 23 April, with discounts and deals available at eateries throughout the town centre.