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The 3rd Virtual Food Festival

The third instalment of the Virtual Food Festival will be live this Sunday (May 17) featuring Darren Robertson, Chetna Makan, Roy Brett, John Chantarasak, Lisa Snowdon, Atul Kochhar, Rosie Birkett and Paul Ainsworth.

More special guests will be announced later in the week and they will join our host Steven Lamb.

Grab your ‘front row’ seats in advance

You can win a chance to join any of our others guests on the ‘front row’ of the live show, giving you unique access to join the demo and chat directly to them – simply pledge here. Your £5 donation will go to our wonderful charities and you could get the chance to speak to your favourite chef during the show.

When and where?

10 am to 6 pm GMT on Sunday 17th of May 2020

Watch Event on YouTube

The Schedule

See the exciting line up below. There will be appearances throughout the day from other chefs and foodies, including wine pairings from 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

See chef bio here

Darren Robertson – 10am


Darren Robertson is a chef and co-owner of Three Blue Ducks in Sydney’s Bronte and Rosebery, and The Farm in Byron Bay.

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Rosie Birkett – 11am


Rosie Birkett is a food and cookery writer and food stylist with over a decade of experience in food media.

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Roy Brett – 12pm

Roy Brett is one of the leading figures in Scotland’s food revolution.

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John Chantarasak – 1pm


John has half British and half Thai heritage, drawing influences from both cuisines when creating dishes for AngloThai.

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Lisa Snowdon – 2pm


Lisa Snowdon is one of the nation’s best loved radio and TV presenters. As well as being one of the UK’s most successful models of recent years.

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Atul Kochhar – 3pm


Atul Kochhar is an Indian-born, British based chef, restaurateur, and television personality.

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Chetna Makan – 4pm


Chetna Makan was born in Jabalpur in Central India. She has a degree in fashion and worked in Mumbai as a fashion designer before moving to the UK in 2004. Chetna was part of ‘The Great British Bake Off’ in 2014 and since then has written three books.

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Paul Ainsworth – 5pm


Paul Ainsworth was literally born into the hospitality industry. Growing up in and around his parents’ guesthouse in Southampton, he developed a strong sense of hard work and passion to succeed.

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Charlie Stein


Charlie is head of beverage for the Rick Stein restaurants.

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