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Demonstration Kitchen

Watch & learn from the experts…

Staffordshire has a wealth of culinary talent – and we celebrate local chefs who are working at the top of their game in our Demonstration Kitchen. This year, look out for faces that will be familiar from TV shows including Masterchef: The Professionals and The Great British Menu – don’t miss these rising stars!

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Friday

Thom Bateman
The Flintlock, Cheddleton – 12noon

Chris Cohen
FeastED –  2pm

Jamie Chapman
Aston Marina – 3pm

Saturday

Luca Bellomusto
The Moathouse, Acton Trussell – 11am

Jake Lowndes
Little Seeds, Stone – 12 noon

Stuart Collins
Docket No.33, Whitchurch –  1pm.

Steve Nuttall
Joule’s Brewery –  2pm

Chris Alexander
The Tawny, Consall – 3pm

Amarpal Harrar
iCookIndian – 4pm

Sunday

Lee Lawson
No.26, Stone – 11am

Allan Jones
A la Carte at Home – 1pm

Stuart Bruce
The Red Lion, Bradley – 1pm

Rosanna Moseley
The Oyster Club, Birmingham – 2pm

Zalena Vandrewala
Rose Petals & Rice – 3pm

Chef Profiles

Talks & Tastings

These sessions are very popular. Arrive early to guarantee a seat!

Friday 1st October

1.30pm
Milk with less miles – Farmer Tom from Smith’s Milk Churn in Yarlet talks about life on the farm and his herd – plus you’ll have the chance to sample delicious milk fresh from the farm!
Tom Smith, Smith’s Milk Churn

2.30 pm
The COVID effect: From 95% pub-based cask sales to 99% direct delivery bottled beer sales overnight.
Ian Bradford, Lymestone Brewery

3.30 pm
Discover sauces to help you create authentic Afro-Caribbean cuisine at home…
Cristiana Annancy, Mukaase Foods

4.30 pm
Tales from the Canwell Valley – Pete Viggars of Buzzard’s Valley Vineyard talks about the history of the family’s 60-acre vineyard near Tamworth; introducing their award-winning English wines – Pete Viggars, Buzzard’s Valley Vineyard

Saturday 2nd October

12.30 am
Stone family butcher Lee shares some skills from the butcher’s block
Lee Walker, Lee Walker Butchers

1.30 pm
Hear about the latest trends in the drinks business – with plenty of opportunities to sample – from the mixologists of
Ten Green Bottles

2.30 pm
All change at the brewery! The ongoing evolution of the former Bents Brewery Building (and Lymestone’s latest brews)
Ian Bradford, Lymestone Brewery

3.30 pm
Prosecco vs English Fizz – which will you prefer? Julia Philips, Just Perfect Wines

4.30 pm
Join Alex & Tanya as they mix up some of the best classic – and new – cocktails from the No.26 menu.. No.26, Aston Marina

Sunday 3rd October

12.30am
All about fermentation – Emma presents a fascinating insight into the ancient art of fermentation and its health benefits – plenty of tasters on the way!
Emma Cronin, Wild Pickle

1.30 pm
A guided gin tasting… Jay of takes you through his distillery’s classic range, including the inspiration behind each and how they have tried to represent areas of Staffordshire in all of their drinks. Jay Davies, The Staffordshire Gin Company

2.30 pm
Brewer Sam Riley give as guided tasting of Joule’s Ales- Malts, Hops & Mineral Water
Sam Riley, Joule’s Brewery

3.30 pm
Wine Tasting: A path less travelled… Great wines from regions that go under the radar
Dave Eglington, Wolseley Wine Loft

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