Meet the Experts

Come and meet the experts at the Honeybrook Farm Cookery Theatre in the Corn Market!

Andrew David Associates & Honeybrook Farm Cookery Theatre
 

Sophie Grigson
 
 

Sophie Grigson

Sunday 28 October 12.30am - 1.15pm & 2.15pm - 2.45pm

Sophie Grigson is synonymous with great food and has a natural ability to teach cookery in an informal and friendly way. She has published 21 cookery books and has been a regular on TV and radio since 1993 when she starred in the award-winning Grow Your Greens, Eat Your Greens. Her most recent books include The Vegetable Bible (2009) and Spices (2012). She continues to teach, write for magazines and cook at press and local events.
 

Jun Tanaka
 
 

Jun Tanaka

Saturday 27 October 1.30pm - 2.15pm

Jun is Executive Chef at London's Pearl Restaurant and has made a number of TV appearances, including presenting 'Cooking It' on Channel 4. A master of modern French cuisine he has worked with Albert Roux and Marco Pierre White and recently launched 'Street Kitchen' a mobile food van producing gourmet food.
 

James Golding
 
 

James Golding

Saturday 27 October 12.45pm - 1.15pm

A local Dorset boy, James left home at 16 to pursue his culinary dreams. Having honed his skills in renowned kitchens at Le Caprice, J Sheekeys and Soho House in New York, he is now head chef at The Pig in the New Forest. Here he brings to bear his years of training and passion for creating dishes using the finest local produce.
 

Garry Eveleigh
 
 

Garry Eveleigh

Saturday 27 October 12.45pm - 1.15pm

Garry has been gathering wild food in the New Forest and the Solent since he was a boy and has appeared on TV and in print displaying his foraging skills on land and sea. He has published his own book, The Wild Cook and works closely with head chef James to source fantastic fresh food for The Pig.
 

Mike Kleyn
 
 

Mike Kleyn

Saturday 27 October 12.45pm - 1.15pm

Mike spent five years at Babington House in Somerset, bringing the famous walled garden there back into production and has also worked at the River Café in London and the Chelsea Physic Garden. Before embracing the life of a kitchen gardener, he ran a large pharmacy in Cape Town for 30 years.
 

Jez Barfoot
 
 

Jez Barfoot

Sunday 28 October 1.30pm - 2pm

Having spent six years honing his culinary and horticultural skills in rural France, Jez returned to England to take part in Masterchef – and also become the driving force behind the tickled pig, a café and restaurant in Wimborne! He believes great food starts with great ingredients and that the best place to get these are from local producers.
 

Matt Davey
 
 

Matt Davey

Sunday 28 October 1.30pm - 2pm 

A co-creator of the tickled pig, Matt is the creative genius behind the kitchen’s amazing food, having previously cooked up a storm at The Museum and The Hungry Black Dog Supper Club. They don’t take much seriously at the tickled pig but they do believe passionately in the planet, the local environment and finding the best local suppliers.
 

Charlotte Pike
 
 

Charlotte Pike

Saturday 27 October 3.15pm - 3.45pm

Managing Director of Go Free Foods, based in Wimborne, a local baker of award-winning natural freefrom cakes which sell nationwide. Charlotte writes a weekly food blog for HELLO! Magazine.com and The Huffington Post, and is a member of the Guild of Food Writers. Charlotte is a talented and passionate cook.
 

Gary Kilminster
 
 

Gary Kilminster

Sunday 28 October 10.30am - 10.50am

Trained at the Bournemouth & Poole College, Gary has a wealth of experience having competed in 45 competitions here and abroad and winning 34 medals & trophies. He is employed at the Bournemouth & Poole College as Apprenticeships co-ordinator. Gary was the lead judge for the 2012 Enterprise & Skills Harvest Fine Foods 'Yes Chef' Competition.
 

Sean Paul Phippard

 

Sean Paul Phippard

Sunday 28 October 10.30am - 10.50am

Sean is 16 years old and is the winner of the 2012 Harvest Fine Foods ‘Yes Chef’ competition organised by the Enterprise and Skills Company based in Wimborne. Sean used to attend Lytchett Minster School but is now studying at the School of Hospitality & Food at Bournemouth & Poole College on the Specialised Chefs Scholarship. Sean loves to experiment with different flavours for the enjoyment of others.
 

Lee Moreton
 
 

Lee Moreton

Saturday 27 October 11.15pm - 11.45pm

The Dorset Charcuterie Co & White Pepper Cookery School from Lychett Matravers, Dorset specialise in fantastic cured, smoked and air-dried products and work in collaboration to provide short courses and workshops for all www.white-pepper.co.uk
 

Luke Stuart
 
 

Luke Stuart

Saturday 27 October 11.15pm - 11.45pm

Luke has travelled around the world on his 14 year culinary journey to become director and chef tutor at the White Pepper Cookery School in Lychett Minster.  He's worked in kitchens throughout London, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean, counting the Rouxs, Tom Conran, Gorden Ramsey and even Ivana Trup amoung his employers!      

James Coward - one of the experts at Wimborne Food Festival  

James Coward

Sunday 28 October 3pm - 3.40pm

James Coward, chef and patron at Les Bouviers Restaurant near Wimborne, has enjoyed a reputation for producing fine food for nearly 21 years. A multi-award winner, James has a wealth of experience in Michelin-rated establishments in both France and England and he has maintained two AA rosettes since 1993.
 

Matt Cook
 
 

Matt Cook

Sunday 28 October 11.45am -12.15am

Matt Cook has had a varied career in catering, taking in some of the top hotels and gastro-pubs in the UK and Australia. Matthew now runs his own catering company called Fish Face, producing beautiful seasonal dishes from local produce and the West Country's amazing seafood.
 

Ian Gibbs
 
 

Ian Gibbs

Saturday 27 October 12 noon -12.30am

Ian Gibbs has worked in some of the most renowned eating establishments in the country - including Heythrop Park in Chipping Norton, Renaissance in Cheltenham, the award-winning Coventry Arms in Wimborne, Thirty Three in Canford Cliffs and the Pint Room in Bournemouth. He is now making his mark with Alex Aitken as Head Chef at the Kings Arms in Christchurch, where he combines experience with a passion for local ingredients, to create outstanding seasonal food.
 

Mark Hartstone - one of the experts at Wimborne Food Festival

 

Mark Hartstone

Saturday 27 October 2.30pm - 3pm

Mark trained as a Geologist - but on the first day of the millennium decided to follow his passion for cooking and began chef training. He has since worked with Europes best and has reached the finals of four national competitions. He is now chef/owner of La Fosse
at Cranborne.
     

Julia Cotton
 
 

Julia Cotton

Sunday 28 October 11am - 11.30pm

Julia Cotton, from Julia's Kitchen cookery school in Poole, spent several years cooking for cast & crew in television and film developing a wealth of knowledge about fusion food. As well as a regular food columnist, Julia runs cookery workshops and hosts corporate cookery team building events at the school in Poole. www.therealfoodcookeryschool.co.uk
 
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