Foodie Stage

Our live demonstration theatre is the community hub of Eat & Drink. 

Top chefs, foodie favourites and experts will be on hand, cooking up a storm to educate and inform with flair.

Visitors will be able to enjoy watching some of television’s most celebrated chefs bring their unique style of cooking to life. Renowned chefs from some of the countries’ best restaurants pass on their secrets and creative ideas.

The Foodie Stage
10:30

Christmas Turkey Masterclass

Join Rachel Green as she shares simple hints and tips to create the perfect stress free Christmas dinner at home that will impress your family and friends.

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11:00

Christmas Goodies from The Lowry Hotel

Executive Head Chef Andrew Green prepares one of his Christmas menu dishes, which is shortlisted for the Food Porn Awards 2017: Seared Scallops, sweetcorn puree, romanesco, beetroot and a chorizo crumb.

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11:45

Boxing Day Sourdough Pizza

Only celebrity bakers Tom and Henry Herbert could come up with the idea of using all those Christmas leftovers to create the most delicious sourdough pizza to please the whole family.

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12:30

Candice Brown's Christmas Comforts

Join the winner of GBBO 2016 as she shows you how to make some Christmas delights from her first book 'Comfort'; including Three Ps Roulade and Mediterranean Soda Bread.

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13:15

Boxing Day Sourdough Pizza

Only celebrity bakers Tom and Henry Herbert could come up with the idea of using all those Christmas leftovers to create the most delicious sourdough pizza to please the whole family.

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14:00

The Art School Restaurant's Christmas Masterpieces

Paul Askew, Chef Patron of 'The Art School Restaurant', cooks a Breast of Red Leg Partridge to give your Christmas a feel of wild British sustainable food.

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14:45

Gino d'Acampo's Italian Delights

Needing no introduction, join the fun as Gino shows you some of the other Italian delights available at Christmas time.

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15:30

Christmas Turkey Masterclass

Join Rachel Green as she shares simple hints and tips to create the perfect stress free Christmas dinner at home that will impress your family and friends.

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16:15

The Art School Restaurant's Christmas Masterpieces

Paul Askew, Chef Patron of 'The Art School Restaurant', cooks Mr Ward’s Loin of “Red Deer” Venison to give your Christmas a feel of wild British sustainable food.

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10:30

Christmas Turkey Masterclass

Join Rachel Green as she shares simple hints and tips to create the perfect stress free Christmas dinner at home that will impress your family and friends.

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11:00

The Perfect Christmas Lunch

Consultant Chef to Rudding Park, Steph Moon shows you how to roast the perfect turkey accompanied by all the trimmings including golden roasties, rich gravy, beautiful Brussels and glistening chipolatas.

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11:45

Christmas Goodies from The Lowry Hotel

Executive Head Chef Andrew Green prepares one of his Christmas menu dishes, which is shortlisted for the Food Porn Awards 2017: Seared Scallops, sweetcorn puree, romanesco, beetroot and a chorizo crumb.

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12:30

Three Christmas Canapés with a Difference

Consultant Chef to Rudding Park, Steph Moon, cooks three Christmas themed canapés with a difference; an elegant venison mince pie, a mysterious Christmas kofta with tangerine glaze and a bizarre prawn snowball.

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13:15

Christmas Turkey Masterclass

Join Rachel Green as she shares simple hints and tips to create the perfect stress free Christmas dinner at home that will impress your family and friends.

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14:00

An Italian Christmas treat - Salted Cod Paté over Fried Crostini Bread

Executive Chef of the 'San Carlo Restaurant Group' Filippo Pagani, demonstrates a signature cicchetti dish of Venetian cuisine; a staple in Venetian bacarri (wine bars).

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14:45

Boxing Day Sourdough Pizza

Only celebrity bakers Tom and Henry Herbert could come up with the idea of using all those Christmas leftovers to create the most delicious sourdough pizza to please the whole family.

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15:30

An Italian Christmas treat - Dumplings with Speck and Onion

Filippo Pagani, Executive Chef of the 'San Carlo Restaurant Group', demonstrates a South Tyrolean classic using Speck Ham.

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16:15

The Perfect Christmas Lunch

Consultant Chef to Rudding Park, Steph Moon shows you how to roast the perfect turkey accompanied by all the trimmings including golden roasties, rich gravy, beautiful Brussels and glistening chipolatas.

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10:30

Christmas Turkey Masterclass

Join Rachel Green as she shares simple hints and tips to create the perfect stress free Christmas dinner at home that will impress your family and friends.

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11:00

A Delicious Vegan Christmas

Author of '15 Minute Vegan' Katy Beskow, shows you how to create a vegan chestnut cassoulet with a rosemary and orange crumb; served with a luxurious red wine reduction.

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11:45

Rosemary Shrager's Christmas Alternative

Rosemary reveals a perfect alternative to Christmas Pud; cooking a delicious Apricot and Blue Cheese Tarte Tatin in her inimitable style.

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12:30

A Delicious Vegan Christmas

Author of '15 Minute Vegan' Katy Beskow, shows you how to make Christmas sweet with vegan sticky gingerbread cake and fast St Clement's mince pies.

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13:15

Christmas Turkey Masterclass

Join Rachel Green as she shares simple hints and tips to create the perfect stress free Christmas dinner at home that will impress your family and friends.

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14:00

Festive Roast Guinea Fowl

Join chef Aiden Byrne from Manchester House as he shows us roasted Guinea Fowl with a pear & truffle puree and Sarladaise potatoes.

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14:45

Gregg Wallace's Christmas starter

TV favourite and MasterChef Host Gregg Wallace will be cooking his delicious chestnut soup with bacon.

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15:30

Festive Roast Guinea Fowl

Join chef Aiden Byrne from Manchester House as he shows us roasted Guinea Fowl with a pear & truffle puree and Sarladaise potatoes.

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16:15

Gregg Wallace's scrummy Christmas pud

TV favourite and MasterChef Host Gregg Wallace will cook his delicious Christmas Pud Bread n Butter Pudding.

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10:30

Christmas Turkey Masterclass

Join Rachel Green as she shares simple hints and tips to create the perfect stress free Christmas dinner at home that will impress your family and friends.

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11:00

Three Bird Roast

Paul Nicholson from 'Butchery Know-How' shows you how to prepare a boneless three bird roast with seasonal stuffing.

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11:45

Christmas Spiced Duck

Private Chef Mark Heirs, finalist on 'Masterchef: The Professionals', brings a bit of Christmas cheer to an often overlooked Christmas choice; Duck! That's good!

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12:30

Christmas Dinner for Two

Paul Nicholson from 'Butchery Know-How' shows you how to prepare a variety of meats for the perfect Christmas dinner for two.

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13:15

Christmas Turkey Masterclass

Join Rachel Green as she shares simple hints and tips to create the perfect stress free Christmas dinner at home that will impress your family and friends.

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14:00

Christmas Strawberry And Gin Trifle

Finalist on 'Masterchef: The Professionals', Mark Heirs, brings a bit of festive fun with an often neglected Christmas choice; no trifling matter.

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14:45

Rosemary Shrager's Christmas Alternative

Rosemary reveals a perfect alternative to Christmas Pud; cooking a delicious Apricot and Blue Cheese Tarte Tatin in her inimitable style.

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15:30

Three Bird Roast

Paul Nicholson from 'Butchery Know-How' shows you how to prepare a boneless three bird roast with seasonal stuffing.

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