The exhibit will host a range of live cookery demonstrations from London’s top restaurant chefs and most talked-about food writers and stylists. Product specialist, Bob Curbishley will be co-hosting the demonstrations and, also running ingredient workshops to give guests an insight into the heritage behind the company’s signature ingredients and latest launches including three new speciality vinegars and four innovative pesto recipes.
For the first time at the festival, Belazu has created an Olive Bar with contrasting varieties from across the Mediterranean as well as a range of the company’s house-roasted nuts. The Belazu team will be on hand offering tasters of the whole range including culinary pastes, oils, balsamic vinegars, fresh olives and pestos so guests can try before they buy.
During the cookery demonstrations visitors will be given the opportunity to win signed cookery books and the chance to take part in chef Q&As.
Guests will also be able to enjoy tapas and a glass of Spanish Cava, red and / or white wine that are all produced at the same farm where Belazu source the majority of their olive oil from and, this year they’ve teamed up with the independent brewery, Vocation to offer Heart & Soul a fruity IPA and a Pilsner with hops from the Yakima Valley.
Wednesday 19 June
18:00 – Romy Gill MBE, Owner of Romy's Kitchen and a regular food writer for the likes of The Independent
19:00 – Henry Russell, Belazu’s resident innovation chef
20:00 - James Goodyear, Hide Above - Head Chef
Thursday 20 June
18:00 – Ramael Scully, Scully - Head chef and co-owner
19:00 – Frank Coughlan, BaxteryStorey - Executive head chef & Monty Panesar, former international cricketer & Celebrity MasterChef contestant
20:00 – SALT Kitchen - Alex Talbot, Thomas Elson-Knight & Stephen Ford net recently on BBC's MasterChef 2019
Friday 21 June
13:00 – Mildreds - Dan Acevedo - Executive chef and co-author & Sarah Wasserman - Development chef and co-author
14:00 – Josh Angus, Hide Ground - Head chef
15:00 – Hus Vedat, Yosma - Executive chef
18:00 – Georgina Hayden, cookery author, food writer and stylist for the likes of Delicious. magazine
19:00 – Bob Curbishley, Belazu’s product specialist
20:00 – Sipsmith - Cocktail Masterclass
Saturday 22 June
13:00 – Alexandra Dudley, Food and travel writer and author of ‘Land & Sea’
14:00 – Anna Hansen, The Modern Pantry - Chef/owner
15:00 – Elly Curshen – AKA Elly Pear, a Sunday Times bestselling cookery author, food panel judge and cookery tutor
Sunday 23 June
13:00 – Angela Clutton, award-winning food writer, food historian and cook and author of The Vinegar Cupboard
14:00 – Billy & Jack, London Supper Club chefs, recipe writers and the "Semi-fit MasterChef losers" (Time Out)
15:00 – Aine Carlin, Author of popular plant-based vegan cookbooks including the latest release ‘Cook, Share, Eat Vegan’