May 2025 on Porthminster Beach

12 - 14 May 2023 on Porthminster Beach

12 - 14 MAY 2023


Jack Stein

Friday CHEF DEMO 1.45pm Jack Stein is chef director across the Rick Stein restaurant group. Born in Cornwall, Jack is the middle son of Rick and Jill Stein. Jack has worked as a chef at restaurants across the world, including La Régalade in Paris, before extensive travels to Australia, the Far East and Japan, via […]

Simon Stallard

Saturday CHEF DEMO 2.30pm Simon Stallard is a British chef, author and founder of The Hidden Hut in Cornwall. Passionate about sustainable dining that connects people to their environment, he is dedicated to using fresh, hyper-seasonal produce. Simon is well-known for his unique and inventive approach to cooking, developing his own tools and techniques. From […]

Karan Gokani

Friday CHEF DEMO 2.30pm Karan Gokani grew up in Mumbai and moved to England in 2005 to study law at the University of Cambridge. Even as a practicing solicitor, Karan’s passion for food and hospitality never faded and he spent time in professional kitchens in his spare time. In 2012, he left his legal career […]

Kathy Slack

Saturday CHEF DEMO 3.30pm Sunday CHEF DEMO 1.30pm Kathy Slack is a cook, veg grower and writer who worked in advertising agencies in London for more than a decade before burnout and depression took hold and she escaped to the Oxfordshire countryside, finding solace, and a new career, in the veg patch. After learning the […]

Chris ‘Chops’ Taylor

Friday CHEF DEMO 4.30pm Chris “Chops” Taylor is a whirlwind of humanity, plain and simple. He’s half man, half epic guitar solo. Food flows through his veins. With a career as Masterchef home economist behind him, Chris is now a teacher, author and audacious show off. Every dish comes with handfuls of fun and flavour. […]

Ana Ortiz

Saturday CHEF DEMO 1.30pm Ana Ortiz is a chef and co-director of Country Fire Kitchen which she runs from Somerset with her husband Tom Bray; the pair design and produce fire cookery equipment for chefs, restaurants, and consumers worldwide, as well as running experience days and training in all things asado. Ana grew up on […]

Adam Banks

Friday CHEF DEMO 12.15pm Co owner of Verbena Restaurant in Newquay and former head chef of Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall, Adam creates seasonal organic dishes heavily inspired by the Italian lifestyle and Cornish shores. Website Instagram More Chefs Chef Page More Chefs Chef Page More Chefs Chef Page

Jude Kereama

Saturday CHEF DEMO 4.30pm Acclaimed chef and native New Zealander Jude Kereama worked with top chefs in New Zealand, before moving to London and eventually settling in Porthleven. Jude opened Kota restaurant in 2006, followed by sister restaurant Kota Kai in 2011. Kota lists a whole host of accolades which includes a Michelin Bib Gourmand, […]

Andrew Tuck

Sunday CHEF DEMO 2.30pm Andrew Tuck is a rising star on the Cornish food scene, known for his infectious food pyrotechnics. Having worked with the likes of Lenox Hastie, Simon Stallard and Ben Quinn, he’s definitely one to watch out for this year with his feature on Rick Stein’s Cornwall Series 2 back in January, […]

Ross Geach

Friday CHEF DEMO 1.45pm   Former Stein’s head chef, Ross is owner and head grower at Padstow Kitchen Garden supplying veg and salad to some of the finest restaurants in Cornwall and the UK.  What started out as a hobby for the seventh-generation farmer has grown into making him a regular supplier for local restaurants, […]