Food lovers can watch two full days of chef demonstrations at this year’s Porthleven Food Festival to mark its tenth anniversary.

It will be the first time in the event’s history that the Chefs’ Theatre will run on both Saturday and Sunday, with this year’s festival run over three days from April 20 to 22.

In what has become a traditional opening to the chef demonstrations, the cook-off between festival patron Antony Worrall Thompson and Porthleven’s Jude Kereama will return once again on Saturday morning.

Restaurateur and TV personality Antony returns for this tenth year as patron, while Jude will be showing his skills as the co-owner of Kota and Kota Kai in the port, who has successfully retained a Michelin Bib Gourmand for four years in a row and is fresh from his second appearance on the TV’s Great British Menu.

Saturday’s demonstrations will also feature two other stars of the Great British Menu: winner and judge Emily Watkins, who owns the Kingham Plough in Oxfordshire, and Josh Eggleton from the Michelin-starred Pony and Trap in Chew Manga Bristol, which has received a Michelin Bib Gourmand for three years running and holds two AA rosettes.

Fifteen Cornwall’s head chef Adam Banks and head sommelier Ellie Owen will present a food and wine-pairing demonstration and nutritionist and author of River Cottage Gluten Free, Naomi Devlin, will demonstrate dishes from her book Food for a Happy Gut while talking about gut health and happiness in general.

After this two local cooking stars will take to the stage: Ross Sloan from the Mount Haven in Marazion, bringing his love for wild food and quirky vegetarian dishes, and Italian head chef Donato Dondiego from Porthleven’s own Amélies.

On Sunday, Cornwall College will open the day with a demonstration from its apprentices, who help every year behind the scenes at the festival but this year have been given their moment in the spotlight.

Stew Eddy and Bryok Williams from Pothleven’s restaurant The Square will bring the experience and flair that gained them a Bib Gourmand and Guy Owen will pop in from The Idle Rocks in St Mawes.

Nathan Outlaw’s protégé - Michelin star holder and Great British Menu winner Tom Brown – will take a break from setting up his new restaurant The Cornerstone in London took cook in Porthlevne, as will Michael Wignall who has won Michelin stars in every kitchen he has headed since 1993.

Last but not least, Gareth Ward will bring another Michelin star and five rosettes from his Ynyshir Restaurant and Rooms in Wales when he performs the final demo of the weekend.

Food festival chairman David Turnbull said: “The Chefs’ Theatre is curated each year by Jane Kereama of Kota and Kota Kai – and this year she’s once again pulled out the stops to create a stellar gastronomic line-up across two full days.

“The reputation of the festival has grown over the last ten years and this time we were in a situation where we had too many excellent chefs and not enough space – hence the decision to spread the content across a full two days.

“I for one am very excited about witnessing and tasting some of the culinary creations whipped up at the festival this year.”

A seat in the Chefs’ Theatre can be guaranteed, along with a bridge pass across the harbour and entry to all three evening events, with a Gourmet Ticket for £35 at