Local chef will star in cook off at market hall

AN ACCLAIMED local chef will be putting fresh ingredients to the test in a “Market Hall versus supermarket” challenge.

Dan Hargreaves from the Restaurant@SJT will be giving a cookery demonstration in Scarborough’s Market Hall on Saturday October 8 at 10am and will cook the same dish twice – once with ingredients sourced from the Market Hall and Vaults in Scarborough’s Old Town, and again using the same ingredients sourced from supermarkets.

Visitors to the free demonstration will be encouraged to have a taste to see if they can spot the difference.

It is the first in a series of demonstrations and events at the Market Hall and Vaults planned over the next 12 months which organiser Scarborough Council hopes will raise the building’s profile among shoppers.

The market building in St Helen’s Square was opened in 1853 after the clearance of the Old Shambles and cost £16,000 to build.

The Market Vaults, home to some of the town’s more unique businesses, opened in 1993. There are currently some 40 traders operating within the Market Hall and Vaults.