Boris Johnson is the big cheese at new food market in Brent Cross Shopping Centre

Barnet and Southgate College art and design students Charlie Neville and Alex Samson-Bunce unveil a

Barnet and Southgate College art and design students Charlie Neville and Alex Samson-Bunce unveil a bust of Boris Johnson sculpted from cheddar - Credit: Archant

A bust of the Mayor of London made out of cheddar unveiled at foodies paradise launch

The Mayor of London was the big cheese at the launch of a food market today thanks to the work of two art students.

Charlie Neville and Alex Samson-Bunce unveiled a bust of Boris Johnson carved out of cheddar at the foodies paradise in Brent Cross Shopping Centre.

The market will be held the centre’s car park near John Lewis on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year and will feature 50 hand-picked traders offering delicacies from around the world and locally sourced meats, dairy products, vegetables and mouth-watering treats.

It will also offer street food from chefs cooking up everything from exotic Caribbean dishes to spicy Spanish paella.

The multicultural offering will also include Indian, Malaysian, French and Jewish specialties.

Tom Nathan, the centre’s general manager, said: “The Brent Cross Food Market will be the best in the area and further shows that we are a real destination for stylish food, with offerings that you can’t replicate online.”

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Keay Events, the market’s organisers, are keeping a few stalls free for local people or small start up businesses who want to make their debut in selling their gourmet goodies to the public.

To qualify, those interested will need to prove they are fully health and safety accredited.

Interested parties should call 01923 726151.

For more information about the market visit

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