TOP chefs will be joining speciality food producers at the trades major event in the North at the Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate.

Thousands of producers and buyers will be descending on the town for the show which will also include the announcement of the 2020 Shop of the Year. It's being held on March the 8 and 9 and is designed to unveil the latest trends as well as demonstrating the best of fine foods, particularly from across the North.

Organisers say they have brought in a brand new Trend Watch to stand alongside the line up of chef's demos, discussions and tutored tastings. It will explore a selection of plant based and free from foods that they expect to be lining the shelves in the next months and years.

A spokesman said: "We will be showcasing a diverse range of food and drink products, producers and new developments it really does make it the essential date in the diary for chefs, patrons, food buyers and retailers looking to make their businesses stand out from the crowd."

Celebrity chefs and producers include Julie Cleijne from Sustainable Kitchen and Stephanie Moon.