A YORK chef who reached the final of Masterchef will be the star turn at Malton’s first food market of the year.

Sara Danesin Medio, one of the competitors in the 2011 final of the BBC show, will be creating her dishes in front of visitors to the Malton Monthly Food Market at 11am, midday and 1pm on Saturday, March 8, at the Milton Rooms.

The markets, co-ordinated by Malton CIC, will be held on the second Saturday of each month between 9am and 3pm, with local produce available.

It will not be held in May due to the Food Lovers Festival, which takes place in Malton on May 24 and 25.