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Great British Bake Off semi-finalist, Chetna Makan, joins the Great Food and Drink Festival’s celebrity chef line-up.

Chetna Makan, semi-finalist on the BAFTA winning TV show The Great British Bake Off, is set to join the growing list of celebrity chefs who will be attending Nottingham’s ‘Great Food and Drink Festivals’ this year. Chefs Dean Edwards and Sean Wilson are already set to attend the event at Newstead Abbey in August and the acquisition of Chetna strengthens the impressive line-up further.

Previously a fashion designer before she came over to the UK, Chetna Makan oozes creative flair whatever the task at hand. Settling down with her husband in the UK, as her family grew, Chetna became a stay at home mum of two. As her children grew older, she began to experiment and become more adventurous with her new bakes and techniques.

Chetna will be at The Great Food and Drink Festival in August, which is being held at one of Nottingham’s most historic sites, Newstead Abbey. The Abbey itself, which was the former home of Lord Byron, who is said to be one of the greatest romantic poets of his time, is a beautiful and picturesque estate. Brimming with peacocks and geese, the grounds of Newstead Abbey are a site to behold, with a series of fantastic gardens and lakes, it is the perfect place to celebrate Great Food and Drink throughout Nottinghamshire.

Since leaving the show, Chetna’s love of baking lives on; with the mother of two continuing to create masterpieces for family, friends and charities. Chetna curates her own recipe blog which can be found at www.chetnamakan.co.uk. She has been commissioned to create recipes for Jamie Oliver, Standard Issue and Foodnetwork among others. Having established a creative flair that cannot be tamed, Chetna now joins Kruger Cowne to further her flavours and reach new audiences with her exceptional baking skills.

Weekend tickets are £15 standard and £10 for concessions and £7 advance tickets, £8 on the door, £5 concessions, Under 10s are free with paying adult. This includes full access to event plus the Abbey grounds and gardens. Tickets can also be purchased online at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/great-food-and-drink-festival-newstead-abbey-tickets-17148670134.

Posted on 02 June 2015

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