Best photos from Malton Food Lovers Festival 2023 in town named ‘Yorkshire’s Food Capital’ attended by celebrity chefs including GBBO winner David Atherton from Whitby and Gilly Robinson

Visitors were basking in the sunshine on the first day of Malton Food Lovers Festival - here are some of the highlights of the popular Yorkshire event.

The two-day festival took place on Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28, 2023 and the event was especially busy on Saturday due to the sunny weather in Yorkshire’s Food Capital.

Various famous guests attended the event including Great British Bake Off 2019 winner David Atherton, who hails from Whitby and Malton Cookery School chef and founder Gilly Robinson, who has been cooking since she was a child.

Bake Off: The Professional judge Benoit Blin, who’s career highlights include working at The Ritz in Paris, also took to the main stage at the festival on Saturday.

Plenty of photos were taken during the event by photographer Richard Ponter and Yorkshire Post reporter Liana Jacob - here are some of the best.