The Café Life Live Challenges kicked off the lunch! show 2017 in splendid style.

Contestants from across the UK arrived eager to participate in the food challenges. Celebrity Chef and restauranteur Theo Randall headed up the judging panel along with other well-known industry figures.

The challenges included the Da Vinci Gourmet Speciality Drinks Challenge, the Florette Food to Go Challenge, the New York Bakery Croll competition and the Norseland Cheese Toasted Sandwich Competition. Judges were wowed with the innovative recipes created and the audience enjoyed tasting the entered creations.