Famous Foodies In Malton

Yorkshire’s Food Capital has attracted international chefs and food writers over the years.

James Martin

The BBC Saturday Kitchen star grew up in Malton and had his own restaurant at the Talbot Hotel for 3 years.


Antonio Carluccio

The Godfather of Italian Cuisine has visited Malton several times and first dubbed the town ‘Yorkshire’s Food Capital’.


Rosemary Shrager

The famous cook and ‘I’m a Celebrity get me out of here’ star is a supporter of Yorkshire and Malton. She stars in our food festival film.


Tom Parker-Bowles

Famous food writer Tom has attended the food festival several times as a festival patron. His ‘Mr Trotters Pork Scratchings’ were a festival hit!


Mathew Fort

The famous food writer and TV star has travelled all around the world in search of good food. We were delighted he agreed to be a patron of the food festival!

Matthew Fort by Andrew Hayes-Watkins - website-1

Jay Rayner

Observer columnist and top restaurant critic, Jay attended Malton Food festival as a guest star giving several excellent talks.


Jean Christophe Novelli

The nation’s favourite French chef attended the festival in 2014.

Jean-Christophe Novelli

The Incredible Spice Men

Tony Singh & Cyrus Todiwala entertained the crowds at the 2014 festival and cooked in the Malton Cookery School!

Malton Food Lovers Festival The Incredible Spice Men

The Chiappa Sisters

Michela, Emi and Romina, the Welsh/Italian sisters charmed the crowds with cook school lessons and demos.

Malton Chiappa Sisters

James Ramsden

Yorkshire born and bred James, up and coming food writer and author interviewed our patrons in 2014.


Pierre Koffman

James Martin’s mentor and french culinary legend stayed at the Talbot Hotel and ate at the James Martin restaurant in 2013. A great honour!


Visen Anenden

HRH Prince of Wales personal chef Visen Anenden visited the food festival and cooked live on stage with his friend Antonio Carluccio!