Lichfield Food Festival’s cookery demonstrations

Simon Smith on stage
Cookery theatre

Top chefs and bakers will be taking to the Lichfield Garrick stage over the festival weekend to showcase their favourite dishes.

The Lichfield Garrick is proud to be hosting a series of cookery demonstrations over both days of Lichfield Food Festival, which is taking place on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 August 2015.

Running on the hour, the demonstrations will be live on the Garrick’s main stage and will offer audience members the chance to see professional chefs in action.

The cookery demonstrations on Saturday 29 August 

• 11am - Julie Crisp, Cakeydora Baking Academy, demonstrating cake decoration
• 12noon - Simon Smith, Private Caterer, will be cooking easy entertaining dishes
• 1pm – Litton, South East Chef of the Year, Delhi 6, Sutton Coldfield
• 2pm - Steve Small, Head Chef, The Wine House & Tropper at Wall
• 3pm - Adam Frosh, The Surgeon in the Kitchen, showing how to host the perfect dinner party

The cookery demonstrations on Sunday 30 August

• 12noon - Matt Warburton, Head Chef, New Hall
• 1pm - Darren Curson, Executive Chef at The Fairlawns Hotel in Aldridge, cooking top dishes
• 2pm - Paul Bough, Zwilling J.A. Henckels will be demonstrating knife skills
• 3pm - The Baking Housewife will show how to make a delicious rum cake

Chef and Private Caterer, Simon Smith, said:  “It’s great to be back for our fourth festival, and this year we’re bringing you some brilliant cookery displays by regional and local chefs and bakers. From cupcake decorating to top selling dishes from fine dining restaurants, the demonstrations will give you plenty of ideas and are free to watch from the comfort of the Lichfield Garrick.”

The demonstrations are free - places are issued on a first come first seated basis. The event is sponsored by Central England Co-operative and Tippers.

Malcom Harradine
Mal Harradine

On top of the ‘food theatre’, there will more chances to see chefs at work, including at The Kitchen Shop, where QVC and Ideal World TV presenter, Mal Harradine, will present a series of fun cookery demonstrations intermittently between 10am and 4pm over both days of the festival.

You can also head to Lichfield Cathedral from 9am to 4pm on Saturday 29 August to see cookery demonstrations from a pop-up kitchen.

And, if children want to get a hands-on experience they can have a go at decorating cupcakes in a series of free Teddy Bears’ Picnic Cupcake Decorating Workshops in the Studio of the Lichfield Garrick.

Run by Cakeydora Baking Academy, the workshops are 15 minutes long and are running on Saturday 29 August at 1pm, 1.30pm, 3pm and 3.30pm.

The sessions are free and you can drop-in to them, but booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. Sign up online.

Lichfield Food Festival is organised in partnership by Central England Co-operative, the Lichfield Garrick, Lichfield District Council, Chef Simon Smith, The Kitchen Shop, Three Spires Shopping Centre, Lichfield Arts, Lichfield Cathedral and Cakeydora. It is sponsored by Central England Co-operative, Taste of Staffordshire and Tippers.