MASTERCHEF finalist Andrew Kojima will give demonstrations at a food fair in Banbury this month.

The 33-year-old got into the last three in last year’s show and will attend Banbury Food Fair on Sunday, August 19.

The chef, food writer and cookery teacher will give demonstrations at noon and 1pm at the Pudding Pie Cookery School marquee.

It will be the first time Banbury Town Council has organised the fair, which includes more than 60 stalls.

It will include a session based on TV’s Ready Steady Cook, where contestants battle to prepare a dish against the clock.

Council leader Kieron Mallon said: “The Food Fair is an exciting venture for the town council.

“To get a celebrity chef, who many people will have watched on TV, is a great coup.”

Meanwhile, the council has urged gardeners to enter a flower and produce show the same day.

The Banbury Flower and Produce Show, in its sixth year, will also be held in Market Place alongside the food fair.

Mr Mallon said: “This year’s weather conditions have had a detrimental effect on our gardens and allotments, but we should look on the bright side.

“There are still going to be winners. As in normal growing years, some exhibits will be better than others and gardeners should not be put off entering.”

Call Ann Sewell on 01295 250340, by or email ann.sewell@banbury. by August 16.