9th - 11th June 2017

Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham GL50 1SD

The Chefs Kitchen Theatre

A highlight of the Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival is the Chefs Kitchen Theatre, see your favourite celebrity chefs live on stage, joined by local chefs from leading hotels and restaurants showcasing local and regional food with inspiring demonstrations of creative cooking, sharing some of their secrets and cooking tips.

What’s On - Chefs Kitchen

Friday Events

Pittville Kitchen Chef’s Kitchen Theatre A highlight of the Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival is the Pittville Kitchen, Chef's Kitchen Theatre. Local chefs from leading restaurants and hotels show-case local and regional food with inspiring demonstrations of creative cooking, sharing some of their cooking tips. The Kitchen is Sponsored by Pittville Kitchens The Chefs will be joined by Celebrity Chefs … Continue reading Pittville Kitchen Chef’s Kitchen Theatre Read More...

Friday June 09

12.30pm
Yvette Farrell – Harts Barn Cookery School

Yvette Farrell, Principal of Harts Barn Cookery School will be doing a demo from her signature ‘Taste of Forest’ Menu – Forest Mushroom Ravioli, Griddled Wild Boar with Wilted Buttered Garlic Greens. Yvette is passionate about the Forest, local produce and nature’s own larder – she is a trained horticulturist and has elevated the Cookery … Continue reading Yvette Farrell – Harts Barn Cookery School

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Friday June 09

2.30pm
Pastry Chef Tyrone Hull

Having completed his apprenticeship in Michelin starred restaurants in Dublin, Pastry Chef Tyrone Hull went on to work for some of the UK’s best chefs. These included Gordon Ramsay at 3 Michelin starred Royal Hospital Road and as Head of Pastry for Andy Mackenzie at the 5 star Lainston House in Winchester. He now works … Continue reading Pastry Chef Tyrone Hull

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Friday June 09

3.30pm
Poultry masterclass with Jockey Club Catering

Tom Parry Regional Executive Chef Jockey Club, Warren O’Connor, Head Chef Jockey Club at Cheltenham Racecourse and Lawrie Jeffries, Senior Sous Chef at Cheltenham, the team will demonstrate how a professional kitchen can use the humble chicken to create restaurant quality food. From preparing whole birds ready for roasting to cutting the carcass into various … Continue reading Poultry masterclass with Jockey Club Catering

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Friday June 09

4.30pm
Oriental cookery with Pamela Chen Moore

Pamela grew up in Taiwan but has lived her entire adulthood in the UK. She set up ChenMoore Chopsticks to demystify oriental cookery after delighting and inspiring family and friends for over 20 years. Pamela has taught classes both at home and at various cookery school and given demonstrations all over UK and abroad, most … Continue reading Oriental cookery with Pamela Chen Moore

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Friday June 09

5.30pm
The Tara Restaurant – Hatton Court Hotel

The Tara Restaurant is a hidden gem, the menus are designed using quality locally sourced fresh seasonal produce cooked with great flair, resulting in fabulous flavours and textures. Offering a fine dining experience from start to finish. Bordering the ‘Cotswold Way’, Hatton Court Hotel is an independent boutique hotel in the village of Upton St. … Continue reading The Tara Restaurant – Hatton Court Hotel

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Saturday Events

Pittville Kitchen, Chef’s Kitchen Theatre.. A highlight of the Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival is the Pittville Kitchen, Chef's Kitchen Theatre. Local chefs from leading restaurants and hotels show-case local and regional food with inspiring demonstrations of creative cooking, sharing some of their cooking tips. The Kitchen is Sponsored by Pittville Kitchens The Chefs will be joined by Celebrity Chefs … Continue reading Pittville Kitchen, Chef’s Kitchen Theatre.. Read More...

Saturday June 10

11.00am
My Garden to your Plate – The Raymond Blanc Cookery School

Embrace your passion for food and learn to create phenomenal cuisine with The Raymond Blanc Cookery School. With fresh produce harvest from Belmond Le Manoir’s gardens, let us nurture your natural love for food and provide you with the skills to create an incredible and imaginative seasonal dish. Under the guidance of the school’s director, … Continue reading My Garden to your Plate – The Raymond Blanc Cookery School

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Saturday June 10

12 noon
It’s not burnt if you set it on fire deliberately. Kathryn Minchew The Pyromaniac Chef

Hidden away in a garden in the Cotswolds is a micro restaurant where the chef consistently and joyfully sets the food on fire. Gloucester Studio seats just eight diners around a central fire pit where they watch as Pyromaniac Chef, Kathryn Minchew cook steaks from a rib of beef pulled out from a bonfire, crack … Continue reading It’s not burnt if you set it on fire deliberately. Kathryn Minchew The Pyromaniac Chef

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Saturday June 10

1.00pm
Theo Randall – InterContinental London, Park Lane

Inspired by the trattorias and wood-fired pizzas of his childhood trips to Italy, Theo has developed a life-long passion for Italian food. His 17 years at The River Café instilled a respect for seasonal ingredients, carried forward to his eponymous restaurant at the InterContinental Hotel, Mayfair. Inspiration is taken from Theo’s frequent trips to Italy; to … Continue reading Theo Randall – InterContinental London, Park Lane

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Saturday June 10

2.00pm
Naomi Devlin – Food for a Happy Gut

Nutrition expert Naomi has been dubbed ‘the Nigella of gluten free’ and believes that the key to health and happiness is to cook from scratch, an ethos any lover of good food can get behind. Having herself being diagnosed with Coeliac disease, nutrition expert Naomi Devlin from the River Cottage, has been dubbed ‘the Nigella … Continue reading Naomi Devlin – Food for a Happy Gut

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Saturday June 10

3.00pm
Nick Deverell-Smith. The Churchill Arms

Head Chef Nick Deverell-Smith, is a local boy and grew up eating here in Paxford with his family. But while he is clearly passionate about the Churchill Arms, Nick also brings the kind of depth to his cooking that can only be won through stints in Michelin-starred kitchens (in his case, Marcus Wareing’s, Marco Pierre … Continue reading Nick Deverell-Smith. The Churchill Arms

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Saturday June 10

4.00pm
Theo Randall – InterContinental London, Park Lane

Theo Randall  is a British-born professional chef who specialises in Italian cuisine. He is currently the proprietor of Theo Randall at the InterContinental Hotel London Park Lane, although he is perhaps best known for being awarded a Michelin star at The River Café in London. Inspiration for Theo’s menu is taken from his frequent trips to … Continue reading Theo Randall – InterContinental London, Park Lane

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Saturday June 10

5.00pm
White Hart Inn – Winchcombe

Combining a passion for great British food and wines from around the world, the restaurant at the White Hart Inn is ideal for foodies and oenophiles alike. Set in the Saxon village of Winchcombe, just outside Cheltenham, the head chef makes the very best of the local produce of the Cotswolds to create a seasonal menu of … Continue reading White Hart Inn – Winchcombe

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Saturday June 10

6.00pm
Malmaison Hotel – Cheltenham

As hungry as a horse? Nothing hits the spot quite like the superb brasserie at Malmaison Cheltenham, with Head Chef Jeff Lewis taking the reins. You’re under starter’s orders. With fresh seasonal dishes and incredible mainstay classics mixing modern influences from France to New York, Malmaison’s menus are a rare breed. Choose from generously filled sandwiches … Continue reading Malmaison Hotel – Cheltenham

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Sunday Events

Pittville Kitchen, Chef’s Kitchen Theatre… A highlight of the Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival is the Pittville Kitchen, Chef's Kitchen Theatre. Local chefs from leading restaurants and hotels show-case local and regional food with inspiring demonstrations of creative cooking, sharing some of their cooking tips. The Kitchen is Sponsored by Pittville Kitchens The Chefs will be joined by Celebrity Chefs … Continue reading Pittville Kitchen, Chef’s Kitchen Theatre… Read More...

Sunday June 11

10.30am
Foodworks Cookery School

Foodworks Cookery School is an imaginatively created cookery school located in the heart of the Cotswolds on the beautiful private Colesbourne Park Estate famous for its wonderful collection of stunning Snowdrops. Join the Head Chef today to learn some of their great styles of cooking they offer at the school. Cooking days at the Foodworks … Continue reading Foodworks Cookery School

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Sunday June 11

11.30am
Behind the Scenes in the Meat and Seafood Department at Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market believes shopping for meat and seafood shouldn’t be a guessing game. Long before you pick up a steak or chicken breast at their meat counter, their farmer partners have been caring for the animals and checked by independent auditors to ensure a traceable journey from farm to plate. Their seafood is held … Continue reading Behind the Scenes in the Meat and Seafood Department at Whole Foods Market

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Sunday June 11

12.30pm
Romy Gill and Emilia Ltd – importer of the finest Organic products from Italy.

Romy Gill is one of the few female Indian chef/owners in the UK, having opened Romy’s Kitchen Restaurant in September 2013 in Thornbury, Bristol. Romy was awarded a MBE for her services to hospitality industry on the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honors list in 2016. She has been a judge on the Chef’s table in 2016 … Continue reading Romy Gill and Emilia Ltd – importer of the finest Organic products from Italy.

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Sunday June 11

1.30pm
Mark Stinchcombe – MasterChef: The Professionals 2015 Winner. Sue Stinchcombe Head Chef Eckington Manor

Head Chefs Sue and Mark Stinchcombe are behind the Farm to Fork food philosophy at the heart of Eckington Manor. 2015 was a momentous year for Mark, one half of the multi-award winning Head Chef duo at Eckington Manor. Mark gripped the nation and stormed through to win MasterChef: The Professionals, a journey that catapulted him onto a … Continue reading Mark Stinchcombe – MasterChef: The Professionals 2015 Winner. Sue Stinchcombe Head Chef Eckington Manor

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Sunday June 11

2.30pm
Horse and Groom – Bourton-on-the-Hill

Food is at the heart of what we do. We pride ourselves on using the best fresh ingredients and combining them with minimal fuss and interference, allowing the natural flavours to shine. Making full use of the array of small producers that the Cotswolds and its surroundings has to offer, people who are as passionate … Continue reading Horse and Groom – Bourton-on-the-Hill

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Sunday June 11

3.30pm
Andrew ‘Koj’ Kojima – Koj Japanese Restaurant

Former Masterchef contestant now has more than £17,000 pledged to make his dream of a modern Japanese restaurant in the heart of the town a reality. The pop-up in Regent Street shut its doors in December after winning an army of fans including local foodie and friend of Gloucestershire Live Dom Joly. Koj launched a Kickstarter … Continue reading Andrew ‘Koj’ Kojima – Koj Japanese Restaurant

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