Live Chef Demo’s

Cookery Theatre at Ilkley Food & Drink Festival – In partnership with Leeds Cookery School

 

 

Back for 2021, Leeds Cookery School will be hosting an incredible weekend of cooking demonstrations, with both established and up-and-coming chefs in the region showcasing their skills.

Thinking of joining us? This live entertainment is included in the price of your ticket!

Not checked out Leeds Cookery School yet? Now’s the time. Their classes are thoroughly entertaining and educational. Check their website for more info!

 

The 2021 Line Up

 

Saturday 12th June

 

Simon Miller

La Casita, Ilkley

 

Chef Demo

La Casita started with a vision to introduce a more modern take on the classic Spanish food culture. It has gone from strength to strength as they continue to celebrate everything Spanish. Executive Chef Simon Miller said: “With a background in fine dining and Michelin restaurants, tapas were a side step for me but I soon fell in love with the food, culture and the social aspect of sharing.” Simon Miller continues to create new and exciting flavours in every mouthful.

 

Simon Chappelow

Leeds Cookery School

 

Simon has a passion for food and has worked at a variety of restaurants across Yorkshire, including Marcels, Hazelwood Castle, Calls Grill and The Wardrobe. Simon’s extensive career has lead him to take on the role of Head Chef at Leeds Cookery School, and is a coordinator of specialty cooking classes.

 

 

Anthony O’Shaughnessy

Leeds Cookery School

 

Anthony is a self-taught cook, turned chef, turned cookery teacher, originally from Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
He progressed to the semi-final stages of the 14th series of Masterchef, and currently spends his time delivering and designing cooking classes,
from beginners to more advanced home cooking.

 

 

Loc Bui

Loc’s Taste of Vietnam

 

Born in Saigon, Vietnam, Loc started to learn to cook from his grandparents at the age of five, and aims to pass on some of that tradition,
experience and joy by running his own cookery classes.

 

 

Sunday 13th June

Simon Chappelow

Leeds Cookery School

 

Simon has a passion for food and has worked at a variety of restaurants across Yorkshire, including Marcels, Hazelwood Castle, Calls Grill and The Wardrobe. Simon’s extensive career has lead him to take on the role of Head Chef at Leeds Cookery School, and is a coordinator of specialty cooking classes.

 

Peter Howarth

The Devonshire Arms Hotel and Spa

 

Peter has exemplary professional experience, having worked in top-class restaurant, including Head Chef at The Samling, which held three AA rosettes, and prior to this, Head Chef at Gidleigh Park and The Latymer, both of which held two Michelin stars and give AA rosettes. Peter currently works at The Devonshire Arms Hotel and Spa, and is Head Chef in the 3AA Rosette Burlington Restaurant.

 

 

Bruce Elsworth

Elsworth Kitchen

 

 

Elsworth Kitchen is the long-held passion of Bruce and Rebecca Elsworth. They have brought their skills and expertise to create real food and drink that people can relate to and enjoy in a relaxing and warm environment. Bruce, a member of Master Chefs of Great Britain, won the Acorn Award in 2005. In the same year, he was a Great Yorkshire Cookery Competition finalist and was the third-place finalist in the Chefs Guild Competition.

 

 

Simon Miller

La Casita, Ilkley

 

Chef Demo

 

La Casita started with a vision to introduce a more modern take on the classic Spanish food culture. It has gone from strength to strength as they continue to celebrate everything Spanish. Executive Chef Simon Miller said: “With a background in fine dining and Michelin restaurants, tapas were a side step for me but I soon fell in love with the food, culture and the social aspect of sharing.” Simon Miller continues to create new and exciting flavours in every mouthful.

Anthony O’Shaughnessy

Leeds Cookery School

 

Anthony is a self-taught cook, turned chef, turned cookery teacher, originally from Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
He progressed to the semi-final stages of the 14th series of Masterchef, and currently spends his time delivering and designing cooking classes,
from beginners to more advanced home cooking.