COUNTLESS delicious food and drink delicacies were on the menu during the first instalment of the three-day Worcester Foodie Festival.

The event, which started today (Friday August 4), and will last until Sunday, saw hundreds of foodies flocked to the event to enjoy live music, street entertainment and a huge variety of food.

More than 60 food and drink stalls are invading in the city centre and visitors can try and buy a large variety of local produce as well as delicious food from selected specialists.

Speaking to the Worcester News, attendee Tina Jukes said: "The festival is brilliant. There’s a good variety of stalls. It’s my third festival and every year it gets bigger and better. The square as well looks absolutely fabulous. It was terrible before but it’s been regenerated and blends with the cathedral really nicely."

Guest Jane Waller added: "The festival looks great. I love the new Cathedral Square, it’s much more buzzy and will bring lots of new people to the city."

The event includes a host of demonstrations from celebrity and local chefs showcasing their skills and summer menus.

Celebrity chef Richard Fox, who gave a range of demonstrations to entertain crowds, said: "The festival looks like it’s doing very well so far.

"I saw lots of people at the show and it was a really good turnout for the first day and there’s lots more to come on Saturday and Sunday.

"My audience has impressed me this morning with their culinary knowledge. I think Worcester is definitely a foodie town.

"I like the square. It’s lovely, much better than last year I was here. Worcester’s got a really nice feel and the square reflects that."

Today (Saturday, August 5) French celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Novelli, who is headlining at the festival, will be demonstrating his talents on the main stage.

Youngsters can enjoy a range of activities including the free face painting, colouring competition, kids cookery theatre and activities.