WORCESTER Foodie Festival has been heralded as a success as the city centre saw a huge increase in footfall for the two-day festival.

Organisers behind the festival which featured stalls, demonstrations by top chefs and live entertainment revealed that footfall on Saturday was up by 45 per cent on the previous Saturday.

Thousands of people packed out the city centre to enjoy tasty food from independent Worcestershire traders as well as big name restaurant such as Carluccio's and Cafe Zest at Debenhams.

Television chef Jean-Christophe Novelli proved a huge hit drawing in large crowds for his demonstrations staged in the High Street near to Worcester Cathedral.

Foodies also got to enjoy free tasters, demonstrations by chef Felice Tocchini, from Fusion Brasserie in Stoulton, near Worcester, as well as latte art competition and knife skills workshop.

Mr Tocchini said the festival had been a huge success.

"Everyone I've spoken to, stallholders and visitors, say it has gone really well and people seemed to enjoy it."

After the event, French chef Novelli tweeted: "A fantastic day in Worcester. Great meeting everyone! Thanks you to @WorcFoodieFest @WorcesterBID it was brilliant!"

Worcester News readers have been sharing their pictures of the festival:

Cait O'callaghan said: Harley loved the face painting

Jodie Griffin managed to get this snap of Jean-Christophe Novelli during his demonstration

Sasha Bailey-Dean said: Melted chocolate, marshmallows and fudge for lunch @worcester food festival