Cook Along with

the Chef 

 Sponsored by The

Kitchen Depot 

We have a packed schedule at our food festival Cook Along with the Chef with renowned, talented chefs and bakers from across the UK! 

Get there early to reserve your place to cook alongside the professionals or simply pre-book online. Your £5 includes all of the ingredients for this 45-minute session with all proceeds going to one of our festival charities, Self Help Africa. 

Make sure you pop next door to the stage to be in with a chance to win a brand-new kitchen too!

Saturday 4th September

11.30am  Munch Bunch

Take a traditional brunch and add some global twists to your taste. This festival favourite is a great start to your foodie day.

12.30pm Flower and White

A cook along with Shrewsbury’s talented specialist cake baker - Toyah Emily. Her main focus is to normalise dietary requirements to make them look stunning and taste delicious, so expect a few tips along the way.

1.30pm Tricks of the Trade

An exclusive session where trade secrets will be revealed! Join top chefs and discover the simple ways to make your food look and taste as good as the professionals.

2.30pm Wild Shropshire

Join experimental chef and keen forager, James Sherwin of Whitchurch foodie hotspot, Wild Shropshire. James works with gamekeepers and farmers along with other artisans within the county to give a true Shropshire experience.

3.30pm Lockdown Lunches

A nostalgic look back at lockdown life when many of us learned to bake, cook and experiment with food. How can we harness what we have learnt and use it in the new ‘normal’.

4.30pm Street Life

We will take a trip around the world to discover how to make a range of delicious street food. Join top chefs to learn their tips and secrets to recreate stunning street food at home.

Sunday  5th September

11.30am The Wolfman

Our very own Hamish, aka Mr Wolf gives you a class on Spiceology – perfect for lovers of flavour, and let’s face it who doesn’t need more spice in their lives?!


12.30pm Liam Tinsley

2021 is the year we welcome Beefy Boys to Shrewsbury. The head chef from The Beefy Boys shares his passion for dirty American-style burgers and BBQ.

1.30 pm Adrian Badland

Adrian Badland is the talented Chef and co-owner of Rhubarb, located in Shrewsbury’s award-winning market hall. He works with locally sourced seasonal and fresh ingredients to create sublime dishes at one of the chicest spots in town

2.30 pm Lajina Leal

Join Lajina of Lajina Masala to learn how to make tantalisingly spicy Indian cuisine. Discover the secrets of creating dishes bursting with deep aromatic spicy flavours.


3.30pm Jean-Christophe Novelli, Toyah Emily and Chris Burt

The nation's favourite French Chef, Shrewsbury’s top chef and baker collaborate to show you how to make the best vegan cupcakes. Dietary needs don’t have to be boring, these cupcakes are the best!

4.30pm Genius Bar

Ask the expert - Grab a beer, pull up a chair and settle down in the Genius Bar.  A number of chefs and experts from Day Two of Shrewsbury Food Festival will be sharing their wisdom and tips during an informal Q&A.

Tickets can be purchased online here.

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