Chefs

  • Lesley Waters – Ambassador

    A chef and cookery demonstrator, Lesley’s lively personality makes her a popular television cook and, as a regular member of the team of Ready Steady Cook (BBC 2), and This Morning (ITV1), a recogn…

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  • Dean Edwards – Ambassador

    Since 2010 Dean Edwards’ family friendly cooking style has made him a firm favourite on ITV’s ‘Lorraine’. Making his debut on ITV’s ‘This Morning’ in September 2009, he can now be f…

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  • Alana Spencer

    Alana founded her first cake company in 2010, baking delicious chocolates and tray-bakes in a little country kitchen in West Wales and became a regular stall holder at the Christchurch Food Festival. …

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  • Mellissa Morgan. aka Miss Cupcake

    Mellissa Morgan, aka Ms Cupcake, is a vegan baker and chef who prides herself on her ability to transform basic ingredients into vegetarian and vegan masterpieces. Originally from Canada, she describe…

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  • Simon Hallam

    Like many of the great culinary masters of the past and present, Simon Hallam was inspired by his grandmother and from a young age he aspired to becoming an accomplished, respected Chef. After complet…

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  • Colin Nash

    Colin Nash is renowned for his relentless pursuit of innovation in his kitchen, with over 30 years of experience. He is one of the most exciting chefs in Dorset winning many awards for The Three Tuns …

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  • Alex Aitken

    Having opened his first restaurant, Le Poussin, in 1983, Alex taught himself to cook – a fact that Gordon Ramsey noted when he named Le Poussin one of his top 11 favourite places to eat in The Times…

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  • Luke Matthews

    Executive Head Chef at Chewton Glen.When young Luke Matthews took a summer job in Pinocchio's Italian restaurant in Christchurch, his main ambition was to earn pocket money, but he enjoyed the atm…

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  • Andrew Gault

    Andrew joined the Captain’s Club Hotel as Head Chef prior to its opening in 2006. Graduating from catering college in Scotland Andrew’s career has seen him …

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  • James Golding

    The Savoy Hotel first employed James while still just a student on the Specialised Chef course.  This course is still run by The Academy of Culinary Arts (formerly Académie de Culinaire de France) f…

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  • Paul Putt

    Paul has been in the hospitality industry for over forty-five years, during this time he has entered major competitio…

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  • Matt Budden

    With more than a decade of experience as an executive chef in Michelin-listed and AA Rosette-awarded kitchens in the U.K., Matt Budden also brings international experience gained in restaurants across…

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  • Megan Spink

    Proprietor of Bodega down Wick Lane in ChristchurchWine lover & glugger. …

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  • Jennifer Williams

    Jennifer Williams is a Hampshire artisan producer of award winning jams and conserves that brings together a true understanding of flavour and quality.…

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  • Kerry Witt

    Miss Witt started ‘Chocolates by Miss Witt’ five years ago, having originally trained as a pastry chef.  As well as making chocolates for hotels and restaurants she works alongside the bar indus…

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  • Loic Gratadoux

    Loic studied at the Ecole Superieure de Cuisine Française before spending two years at La Table du Lancaster in Paris working with master chef Michel Troisgros. He travelled to Australia where he wor…

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Events



Saturday 12th May
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