THORESBY PARK, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE
16+17 September 2023
Now in its 10th year, Festival of Food & Drink’s Cookery Theatre has hosted some of the biggest names including TV favourites, world renowned chefs and some with too many Michelin stars to count!
The first guest name to join the 2023 line-up is renowned British chef, TV presenter and food writer, Matt Tebbutt the current host of BBC’s Saturday Kitchen. Previous visitors will be excited to hear that Matt Pritchard, also known as The Dirty Vegan, will be returning in 2023, having proved himself as a huge hit with audiences in 2021. Also joining the 2023 Sunday line-up is baking extraordinaire and Great British Bake Off fan favourite, Sandro. Sandro is a passionate baker, with years of experience, who won the nation’s hearts in the 2022 series of the baking competition.
Once you have bought your ticket to get into Festival of Food and Drink, it’s FREE to get into the Cookery Theatre to see our guests!
Our Cookery Theatre Marquee has over 500 seats so make sure you grab yours so you don’t miss seeing our great name guests to get hints and tips for cooking up your own delicious dishes!
Celebrity Chef appearances at The Cookery Theatre
More announcements coming very soon...
Appearing Saturday 16th
Dirty Vegan, Celebrity Cook, Author + TV
Appearing Sunday 17th
TV presenter, Chef & Author
Appearing Sunday 17th
Bake Off Finalist
In 2022 we were delighted to have guests including Bake-Off Finalist Chigs Parmar. MasterChef Winner 2022 Eddie Scott and Author Rosemary Shrager, joined us on Saturday. Chef, TV Presenter and Author John Whaite, TV Chef & Author Chef Philli and MasterChef Finalist Pookie were with us on Sunday as well as the amazing TV Chef and Author Joe Hurd was with us for the whole weekend as our Cookery Theatre Host. Remember once you have bought your entry ticket to the festival you can see our guest line up in the Cookery Theatre as part of the entry price! No additional charges.
In 2021 we added Dirty Vegan Matt Pritchard, TV’s Joe Hurd, Bake Off’s Karen Wright and Jean Christophe Novelli to it’s growing roster of guests who have appeared at the festival. Our previous guests including Masterchefs John Torode, Rosemary Shrager, This Mornings Phil Vickery, The Fabulous Baker Brothers, Lisa Faulkner, Great British Bake off judge Paul Hollywood, TV’s Chris Bavin, Epivegan Brett Cobbley, MasterChef Champion Laurence Henry, Great British Bake Off finalists John Whaite, Jane Beedle, Stacy Stewart, Andrew Smyth and Ed Kimber, TV Chef and Food Campaigner Rachel Green, Master Chef Finalist Dhruv Baker, Michelin Star Chef and author John Burton Race, Master Chef Winner Jane Devonshire, Food Specialist Teresa Bovey and many more.