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The 2nd Virtual Food Festival

After the amazing response of the 1st festival and the huge success of the fringe event. We are proud to be bringing live to your homes, another food packed, all-day event featuring some of the country’s top chefs and food experts. They will be cooking some fantastic dishes from their home kitchens whilst championing their local food producers and suppliers.

When and where?

9 am to 5 pm GMT on Sunday 3rd of May 2020

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The Schedule

See the exciting line up below. There will be appearances throughout the day from other chefs and foodies, including wine pairings from Mike from BinTwo and Charlie Stein from Rick Stein Restaurants. Enjoy!

Steve Lamb – Presenter


Steven Lamb is a curing & smoking expert, teacher, presenter, culinary consultant and award-winning author

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Rick Stein – 9 am


Rick Stein CBE is an English chef, restaurateur, cookery book author and television presenter. He has written over 20 cookery books, an autobiography and made over 30 cookery programmes.

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Kathy Slack – 10 am


Kathy is an award-winning food writer, supper club host and cookery teacher who grows her own ingredients from her kitchen garden in the Cotswolds.

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Mitch Tonks, Johnny Murt and Ross Geach discuss the future of buying fish – 11 am


Mitch is a highly acclaimed award-winning seafood restaurateur, food writer and supporter of fishing and the industry.


Founder of the Virtual Food Festival, former Stein’s head chef Ross Geach is owner and head grower at Padstow Kitchen Garden, which supplies vegetables to some of the finest restaurants in Cornwall and beyond.


Fishing from Padstow for four generations, we currently have 3 vessels targeting lobster, crab and spider crab out of the pristine waters of north Cornwall. Our vessels are very low impact, inshore vessels of under 25 feet long, each worked single-handedly.

Mark Hix – 12 pm


Hix is a restaurateur known for his original British gastronomy.

Gizzi Erskine – 1 pm


Chef & award-winning food writer

Stephen Hendry – 2 pm


7 times world snooker champion.

Dr Polly Russel: Look into the history of British food – 3 pm


Food historian based at British Library; write the History Cook column for Saturday Financial Times Magazine; presenter on BBC2 series Back in Time

Jack Stein: Look into the history of British food – 3 pm


As a chef with over 15 years’ experience and countless more exploring the culinary world, Jack has been inspired by the excitement of different cuisines and flavours. He’s combined the gastronomic memories collected on his travels with his passion for the best of British produce to develop his own style of cookery.

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Sophie Michell – 4 pm


Sophie Michell is one of the most talented young chefs on UK television. She co-presented “Cook Yourself Thin” and has appeared on many other popular food shows.

Nathan Outlaw – 5pm


Nathan Outlaw is an English professional chef who has worked previously with television chef Rick Stein. He now runs his self-titled two Michelin star restaurant, Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, in Port Isaac, Cornwall. He has appeared on television shows such as BBC’s Great British Menu and Saturday Kitchen.

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