The full line-up has now been released for the chefs demonstrating at the Porthleven Food and Music Festival tomorrow, Saturday, April 26.
Once again Antony Worrall Thompson will be attending the event as established festival patron and opening the proceedings at 10.15am in the main marquee with a ‘Ready Steady Cook’ style demonstration alongside Porthleven based chef Jude Kereama, owner of Michelin bib Gourmand awarded restaurant ‘Kota’.
Hannabeth Johnson, festival co-ordinator, said: “We are really grateful to Antony to take the time out of his busy work schedule to support our festival and are once again looking forward to his annual Ready Steady Cook performance, which is always an hilarious way to start the festival proceedings. We have our red tomatoes and green peppers ready to go.”
Other top picks in the packed festival schedule include a slightly unusual demonstration at 11.15am with Dave Jones, barista from Helston based Origin Coffee, who will talk on the science of coffee roasting and of course tasting – a must for any coffee connoisseur.
This is followed by a demonstration by Emily Scott at 11.30am, voted best chef in the South West by Food Magazine. Emily will be cooking up seasonal favourites taken from her Harbour Kitchen menu.
Be sure to be back in the main marquee to catch the closing demo at 3.30pm by Ben Prior of Ben’s Cornish Kitchen, who in a short time has won an AA Rosette, appeared in The Good Food Guide and had his Marazion restaurant listed as one of ‘The 30 Best Restaurants by the Sea’ by The Times.
Full line up:
- 10.15am: Antony Worral Thompson
The festival’s very own patron will open the show, to be followed by another ‘Ready, Steady, Cook’ style demonstration with Jude Kereama of Kota and Kota Kai, Porthleven.
- 11.15am: Dave Jones, Origin Coffee, Helston and The Brewhouse, Porthleven
Enjoy a short and inevitably mouth-watering, nose twitching talk on coffee roasting in Cornwall, from an Origin Coffee master. Learn about different methods of roasting and grinding, and how coffee beans yield-up their individual flavours, with samples from his percolator.
- 11.30am: Emily Scott, The Harbour Kitchen
Voted best chef in the South West by Food Magazine 2013 and nominated as a Local Food Hero, will be creating dishes that follow the seasons, as she composes her restaurant’s menus daily, based on what produce is available.
- 12.30pm: Chris Brooks, Seadrift Restaurant, Porthleven
Chris has worked at Bishopstrow House Hotel in Wiltshire, Hotel du Vin in Winchester and the Grapevine Hotel in Stow on the Wold, as well as in Australia. When he returned to England he opened the Wiltshire Yeoman which he ran for four years before opening Seadrift.
- 1.30pm: Tom Symons, The Old Coastguard, Mousehole
Head chef Tom Symons, South West born and trained, champions small, local producers. His belief in the simple things in life, done well, has earned him a place in The Good Food Guide and the red Michelin Guide, while The Old Coastguard was named County Dining Pub of the Year by The 2013 Good Pub Guide.
- 2.30pm James Langley, Atlantic Inn, Porthleven (with Jeremy Hosking from Porthleven Fisherman’s Association)
James has previously made an appearance in the Young Persons’ Festival, and he enjoyed it so much he’s agreed to appear on the main stage this year. Before coming to Porthleven, he worked at Michael Parkinson’s restaurant, The Royal Oak at Maidenhead.
Jeremy is a local fisherman specializing in catching crab and lobster – he’s providing James with some of his ingredients.
- 3.30pm Ben Prior, Ben’s Cornish Kitchen, Marazion
Ben specialises in fresh fish. In a very short time his restaurant has won an AA Rosette, appeared in The Good Food Guide and appeared in The Times list of the 30 Best Restaurants by the Sea, after being nominated by Yoshinori Ishii, head chef at UMU, a Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant in Mayfair.