CELEBRITY chef Brian Turner dropped in at a York college to highlight the importance of having a good breakfast.

The chef took part in Deliciouslyorkshire’s Big Yorkshire Breakfast Day at Askham Bryan College.

The event was part of Farmhouse Breakfast Week and was one of hundreds across the country highlighting the importance of eating a healthy breakfast and encouraging the public to start the day with a meal which comprised local produce.

New research conducted for the campaign shows that nearly half of us skip breakfast at some point during the week and 15 per cent do not eat it at all.

Research also shows that 32 per cent of British children are regularly missing breakfast. This is despite the fact that scientific research has shown that eating breakfast can make you healthier and happier.

Cath Clelland, chairman of deliciouslyorkshire, said: “Whether you’re staying in one of Yorkshire’s fantastic bed and breakfasts or cooking in your own home, there’s a fantastic selection of Yorkshire food and drink products to help make sure you get the right start to the day.

“By bringing together Yorkshire businesses, consumers and chefs with the help of Brian Turner and our supporter Yorkshire Bank, we want to highlight the benefits of having local produce on your menu or in your kitchen at home.”

As well as showcasing his culinary talents, the chef spoke about his journey and life as a celebrity chef and restaurateur, hoping to inspire the food business owners and home cooks who were in attendance.

For ideas and recipes to “shake up your wakeup” and to register for the Big Yorkshire Breakfast and other Breakfast Week events, visit deliciouslyorkshire.co.uk