Family-orientated fun and food will be on offer at the Dolphin Shopping Centre’s Taste Festival on Saturday July 30.

Over 15 producers of food and drink will descend on Poole for a second year offering a variety of different cuisines, with new names including Templar Wine, Eat Pho, Timmy Chillies and Cherry Tree Preserves adding to the abundance of exhibitors.

Caribbean food, Thai dishes and pizzas will be just some of the options on the menu outside the shopping centre in Kingland Crescent.

Aside from an exhibition, food lovers will be entertained with cookery demonstrations throughout the day where local chefs will take to the stage and cook up a storm to highlight their skills.

The Dolphin is thrilled to welcome back Bini Ludlow from Sweet Cumin who will be cooking up some delicious Indian dishes, along with Andy Chu and Jan from Mr Lees Noodles and head chef Pete Murt from Rick Stein’s Sandbank’s restaurant.

There will also be a range of childrens’ activities available, including making a cress head to take home and watch the cress hair grow.

John Grinnell, centre manager said: “We’re looking forward to hosting our second Taste Festival.

“Food festivals are continuing to grow in popularity, as they give people the chance to sample the latest culinary trends in a really informal and fun setting. The festival is a celebration of this, giving local food traders the opportunity to come together and share their fantastic food with our shoppers.

“We’d encourage Dorset’s foodies to come along, try something different and hopefully discover a new favourite dish.”

The Dolphin Centre’s Taste Festival is a free event and will run from 10am to 5pm.