Chef ready for market cookery challenge

SJT Head Chef Dan Hargreaves and HQ Hospitality Marketing Co ordinator Georgie Samuels are pictured at a previous event. Picture by Dave Kettlewell. 114096b
SJT Head Chef Dan Hargreaves and HQ Hospitality Marketing Co ordinator Georgie Samuels are pictured at a previous event. Picture by Dave Kettlewell. 114096b

A TOP local chef will be cooking up some “Winter Warmers” as part of an ongoing market v supermarket project at Scarborough’s Market Hall and Vaults.

Dan Hargreaves, from the Restaurant@SJT, will be giving a free cookery demonstration in the market hall on Saturday from 10am to 11am using fresh ingredients sourced from the Old Town market. And visitors to the demonstration will be encouraged to have a taste of Dan’s home-made soup – and try the recipes for themselves.

Market Hall and Vaults manager Terry Cullen said: “There are some beautiful fresh ingredients available from the market and I’m convinced customers will easily be able to tell the difference between bought soup and a lovely winter warmer made with ingredients sourced from here.

“Fresh soup is so simple to make too – I’m sure that once people have seen Dan work his magic, shoppers in the market will be eager to try out the recipes for themselves.

“I also believe that in cost terms, there is real value for money to be had from ingredients bought in the market, on top of taste and quality.”

The winter warmers cookery demonstration has been organised by Scarborough Council’s regeneration and renaissance team, in association with the Restaurant@SJT – which as its name suggests is based at the town’s Stephen Joseph Theatre.

It is part of an ongoing series of demonstrations and special events at the Market Hall and Vaults which the council hopes will raise its profile among Scarborough shoppers.