Tickets to see John Torode and Spencer Matthews at Taste of Grampian to go on sale today

The countdown is on for a chance to see celebrity chefs including John Torode in action at this year’s Taste Of Grampian – and fans are being urged to get in fast.

Tickets for demonstrations by John and other well-known MasterChef faces such as reality TV star Spencer Matthews and Scotland’s National Chef Gary Maclean are expected to be snapped up when they go on sale at 10am today.

Carol Fowler, managing director of Prime Event Management, organisers of Taste Of Grampian, said: “Last year, tickets for James Martin sold out in under an hour. We would encourage people to book their tickets for this year’s celebrities as early as possible to avoid disappointment.”

Taste Of Grampian is now Scotland’s biggest one-day food festival and will be held at Inverurie’s Thainstone Centre on Saturday June 1.

Carol said: “We’ve pulled out all the stops to ensure that Taste Of Grampian celebrates its 20th anniversary in style.

“This is one of the best celebrity line-ups we’ve had and we are constantly building and improving the event to keep it fresh and vibrant for the thousands of visitors who attend.”

MasterChef judge John will showcase recipes in the main arena with three demonstrations, starting at 11.30am, 2.30pm and concluding with a joint demonstration with his Celebrity MasterChef finalist from 2018, Spencer, at 4pm.

Spencer, of Made In Chelsea fame, will also hold demonstrations at 10am and 1pm.

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Gary, Scotland’s National Chef and winner of MasterChef: The Professionals in 2016, will be demonstrating Scotch Beef recipes at 10.15am in Ring 3 and his appearance is sponsored by Quality Meat Scotland.

Completing the celebrity line-up is Glasgow-born Helen Vass, who was in the winning team of BBC2’s Bake Off Creme de le Creme in 2016. She will be showcasing some delicious patisseries and pastry bakes in Ring 3 at 12.45pm and 3.30pm.

Early bird entry tickets are already on sale for £8 at Gate price on the day will be £10.