Nayland: Events company Oakleigh Fairs refocuses on cookery with top chefs Jean-Christophe Novelli and Sophie Grigson

Director of Oakleigh Fairs Emma Owen with Juniper the harris hawk.

Director of Oakleigh Fairs Emma Owen with Juniper the harris hawk. - Credit: Andrew Partridge

AN events company has recruited top chefs to help it re-focus its shows on cooking this year.

Emma Owen, director of Oakleigh Fairs, based at Nayland, near Colchester, said:“We are very pleased to be able to announce that both Jean-Christophe Novelli and Sophie Grigson are going to be working alongside us this season.

“The food shows have continued to develop alongside our country and game fairs, but this year we have decided to refocus these shows on the cooking itself - with the chance for our visitors to experience a master class in all that is good to cook and eat - and for that reason we have gone right to the top of the food chain.”