Chef Talks & Demos

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Pull up a pew and settle in to enjoy the region’s best chef names. It’s your chance to get up close and personal with some culinary geniuses, whipping up a frenzy in the kitchen, as well as some tasty dishes!

There’s the chance to hear their fascinating stories and ask them your burning questions. You’ll go home armed with new recipe ideas and inspired by their passion and knowledge.

Filter chef talks & demos by day:
11:00am Christiana, Mukaase

11:00am Christiana, Mukaase

Saturday / Quarry
Christiana from Mukaase Afro Caribbean Cuisine makes delicious food based on generational, traditional recipes, passed on to her by my mother from years of cooking together. Mukaase is an African word meaning kitchen.
11:00am James Sherwin, Wild Shropshire

11:00am James Sherwin, Wild Shropshire

Sunday / Quarry
James is an experimental chef, keen forager, and the owner of Wild Shropshire, so expect to create something special using locally grown ingredients.
12:00pm Ben Hall & Carla, Walrus

12:00pm Ben Hall & Carla, Walrus

Sunday / Quarry
Ben and Carla are chef-owners of The Walrus in Shrewsbury, which has been included on the MICHELIN Guide 2024. Ben and Carla use modern and classic cooking techniques to create dishes full of flavour and texture in a relaxed, comfortable environment.
12:00pm Steve, The Hungry Guy

12:00pm Steve, The Hungry Guy

Saturday / Quarry
Steve is a personal chef, food consultant and a food educator. He’s all about ‘pretty simple food’ – simply cooking with seasonal, locally sourced ingredients to create delicious, fun dishes. He’s an advocate for thinking about food choices and how they affect the environment.
1:00pm Chris Burt, Quarry Kitchen

1:00pm Chris Burt, Quarry Kitchen

Saturday / Quarry
Our Festival Head Chef will be showcasing his award-winning talents and unquenchable passion, expect fireworks!
1:00pm Marc Wilkinson, Fraiche

1:00pm Marc Wilkinson, Fraiche

Sunday / Quarry
We are thrilled to welcome Michelin starred, acclaimed chef Marc Wilkinson, who runs a chef’s table at Fraiche near Oswestry. His one-man intimate restaurant is booked up two months in advance so don’t miss the chance to see him at work!
2:00pm Anna Christoforou, Anna's Kitchen Table

2:00pm Anna Christoforou, Anna's Kitchen Table

Saturday / Quarry
MasterChef Contestant in 2017, Anna first showcased her expertise for Greek Cypriot cuisine from her childhood. Her passion for getting people cooking and exploring new flavours led to her creating Anna’s Kitchen Table right here in Shrewsbury.
2:00pm Stuart Collins, Docket 33

2:00pm Stuart Collins, Docket 33

Sunday / Quarry
Docket 33’s Head Chef is here to share his incredible talents, that saw him become a finalist on Great British Menu. Not to be missed!
3:00pm Andrew Birch, Checkers

3:00pm Andrew Birch, Checkers

Sunday / Quarry
After two decades working in some of the country’s finest kitchens, it was Andrew’s dream to return to his Welsh roots and open his own restaurant - The Checkers, Montgomery, which is listed in the MICHELIN Guide 2024.
3:00pm Ben Marshall, Lion & Pheasant

3:00pm Ben Marshall, Lion & Pheasant

Saturday / Quarry
Ben is Head Chef at the Lion & Pheasant, where he curates a modern spin on traditional recipes, including seasonal favourites using the freshest local produce. The Lion & Pheasant is a 2 AA Rosette hotel restaurant in Shrewsbury.
4:00pm Jake Humphreys, New Inn, Bashurch

4:00pm Jake Humphreys, New Inn, Bashurch

Sunday / Quarry
Jake is Head Chef at the country pub and restaurant, The New Inn, in the rural village of Baschurch in North Shropshire. Jake has helped it gain a reputation for quality food with their modern British dishes and hearty classics.
4:00pm Suki Pantal

4:00pm Suki Pantal

Saturday / Quarry
Suki has spent 36 years in India and is now living in the UK. She has a treasure trove of home-cooked Indian food recipes and tips. Passionate about diverse Indian cuisine, she loves sharing her family recipes and those inspired by her travels across India.
5:00pm TBC

5:00pm TBC

Saturday / Quarry

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