TOP UK CHEFS & GUESTS
Some of the best chefs & guests in Britain will be joining Tom over the weekend to share their tips and tricks of the trade. See below for our timetable and keep scrolling for the profiles…
Tom Kerridge is a proud English man with two michelin stars who finds himself as one of the recognised faces within the pub industry. Bits and bobs of television and cookery demonstrations are always done with heartfelt honesty and a smile.
In 1984 Raymond created a hotel and restaurant in harmony when he opened Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. Belmond Le Manoir is the only UK country house hotel to have retained two Michelin stars for over 30 years.
Raymond has nurtured some of the country’s most respected chefs including Michael Caines MBE, Marco Pierre White and Ollie Dabbous. Some 33 of his protégées have gone on to win Michelin stars for themselves.
Raymond is a best-selling author and his most recent book – Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons: The Story of a Modern Classic – is Raymond’s personal tour of Le Manoir through the four seasons.
Angela Hartnett, MBE, is the chef and restaurateur behind the Cafe Murano restaurants in St. James and Covent Garden, Merchants Tavern in Shoreditch and Mayfair’s Murano, for which she holds a Michelin star. Angela is known for her sophisticated yet simple, Italy-inspired cooking. She has two cookbooks to her name, Cucina and Angela’s Kitchen.
Samoan-born chef Monica Galetti opened her first restaurant, Mere, in March this year alongside her husband David. She became a household name in 2009 when she joined the team on MasterChef: The Professionals as a judge. Previously she held the position of Senior Sous Chef at Le Gavroche, before leaving in 2015 to pursue her solo career.
Candice Brown is the Winner of The Great British Bake Off 2016. Born in North London, Candice grew up in the pubs that her parents ran – and that she famously immortalized in gingerbread for her most talked about showstopper – always chipping in when needed, be it pulling pints or mopping floors.
Taught to bake by her beloved Nan, Candice strives to emulate her bakes, often referring to her treasured recipe book and hand written notes. Candice loves everything vintage and her sense of style captured people’s attention on set. This, coupled with her passion for sumptuous, decadent food that you want to dive into is what sets her apart.
Olly Smith is a multi-award winning wine expert, TV personality, columnist and author. Celebrated for his infectious enthusiasm, his boundless knowledge, warmth and charismatic wit, Olly is honoured to be listed in Debrett’s 500 2015- the 500 people of most influence and achievement in the UK.
Olly appears regularly on BBC1’s ‘Saturday Kitchen’ and as guest presenter for BBC Radio 2’s ‘Good Morning Sunday’. His bank holiday shows on BBC Radio 2 have taken him to Le Gavroche to interview and cook with Michel Roux Jnr, a Bank Holiday Barbecue with Levi Roots, and a Christmas feast with Nadiya Hussain.
Atul started his career with The Oberoi Group working in Delhi. In 1994 he opened the Tamarind restaurant and achieved a Michelin Star in 2001, making him one of the first Indian chefs to receive the accolade. Atul then opened his restaurant, Benares, which won a Michelin Star in 2007. Since then he has opened numerous award-winning restaurants – Sindhu at The Compleat Angler and on board P&O cruises; Indian Essence in Petts Wood. Atul’s portfolio across the world includes the second Benares in Madrid, Rang Mahal at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai and more!
Stephen Terry is Chef Patron of The Hardwick in Abergavenny. Stephen was mentored by Marco Pierre White at Harvey’s, & then moved to La Gavroche to work under Michel Roux Jr; this introduction to classical French cookery became the
foundation to Stephen’s own food philosophy. He was appointed as Head Chef at The Canteen in Chelsea Harbour where Stephen was awarded his first Michelin star at the age of 25. He then opened Oliver Peyton’s Coast as Head Chef in Mayfair and in 2001 Stephen opened The Walnut Tree Inn, which was awarded a Michelin star the following year. The Hardwick has been open for 11 years and since 2010 has been included in the Top 50 Gastro Pubs.
Tom Kitchin is Chef Proprietor at one of the UK’s leading Michelin star restaurants, The Kitchin in Edinburgh.
Along with top chef, Dominic Jack and the team behind multi award-winning restaurant Castle Terrace, Tom and the team behind The Kitchin opened The Scran & Scallie in March 2013.
Tom Kitchin and Dominic Jack have collaborated to create menus of fresh, home-cooked dishes using quality, seasonal, local produce, with the support Head Chef, James Chapman. The food available reflects the pub’s ‘From Nature to Plate’ ethos and all butchery is carried out at the restaurant, with produce arriving straight from land and sea, from the same suppliers that provide sister restaurants The Kitchin and Castle Terrace with the highest quality ingredients.
Andrew Pern’s name is synonymous with that of his Michelin-starred Pub, The Star Inn at Harome, located in a C14th thatched in on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors. This year Andrew marks his 21st year at The Star, which has been voted UK’s No. 1 Gastropub for 2017.
Jonny Lake is Executive Chef of The Fat Duck Group, and oversees The Fat Duck, The Hind’s Head, The Crown at Bray and The Perfectionists’ Café. Jonny joined The Fat Duck in 2005 and was made Head Chef in November 2009. He became Executive Chef of the Group in 2016.
At 22 Josh was one of the youngest pub owners in the UK and remains one of the youngest Michelin starred chefs in the country and has come a long way since commencing his culinary career in a Bristol chip shop some 15 years ago.
Making his name at The Pony & Trap, Josh and his sister Holly have taken the 200 year old pub from strength to strength since their arrival in 2006. Now recognised as one of the most exciting places to eat in the South West, in 2011 the Pony & Trap was awarded a prestigious Michelin Star which it has held ever since. In 2017, The Pony & Trap was named the third best gastropub in the country at the Estrella Damm Gastropub Awards and was listed in the Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants.
Warren took on the role of Group Executive Chef of Galvin Restaurants, after working with the Galvin Brothers at several 1 to 3 Michelin star restaurants in London, France & Canada. In 2014, Warren became a director of the Galvin Pub Co. with Galvin HOP as the first opening in January 2016 and The Green Man in Chelmsford to follow the same year.
Yorkshire born Matt Larcombe has worked in professional kitchens since the age of sixteen. His experience has been gained over the years at Michelin level, in pubs and 2 years training with the Royal Navy. He joined The Crown at Bray in 2011 and was made Head Chef in 2014.
Neil Borthwick honed his skills at The Connaught, Michael Bras, Maison Pic and The Square before taking on the role of head chef for the opening of Merchants Tavern in Shoreditch in 2013. At Merchant’s Tavern, Neil serves an intensely seasonal menu at the heart of which is his passion for wholesomeness, honesty and careful cooking.
THE SHOPPING VILLAGE
We’ve got an array of kitchenware, housewares and other lifestyle products for you to browse and buy. Need a new knife to practice your freshly learnt skills? Fancy a beautiful new candle holder to light up your dinner parties? Then this is the place to come to! We also have an array of larger foodie brands from across the UK in this area of the festival, take a look below…
There will be plenty of festival fun and entertainment for the masses! Come back here soon to find out what…