Top chefs inspire and impress at Dundee Food and Flower Festival

© DC ThomsonJean-Christophe Novelli entertains and inspires in the Food Festival Kitchen.
Jean-Christophe Novelli entertains and inspires in the Food Festival Kitchen.

Top chef Jean- Christophe Novelli has been one of the top draws at the second day of the Dundee Food and Flower Festival.

Hundreds packed into Camperdown Park for the annual event to enjoy a dry if slightly grey day out.

Within the festival’s many tents the displays were anything but drab, gardens, flowers and vegetables bursting with vibrancy.

Novelli displayed his culinary skills in the Food Festival Kitchen and was also much in demand with members of the public seeking a photograph.

Another culinary star to make their mark was Great British menu favourite Jak O’Donnell.

Elsewhere, there were prizes aplenty for those behind a series of stunning miniature gardens and displays.

Lord Provost Bob Duncan was among those in attendance and, in addition to enjoying what was on offer, he had official duties to carry out.

He planted a special tree to mark the 70th Anniversary of Dundee’s first ever twinning, with the French city of Orleans.

The twinning paved the way or future link-ups with Würzburg in Germany, Nablus in Palestine, Alexandria in the USA and Zadar in Croatia.

The festival continues today, with Scottish chef Tony Singh and his TV companion Cyrus Todiwala – aka The Incredible Spicemen – among the star turns.

Full details of the programme can be found at