Live Chef Demos

Celebrity chef demos


Our Cookery Theatre will be hosted by our Cookery School Partner. Expect 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!



Born and raised in Newcastle, Anthony O’Shaughnessy is a chef and cookery teacher with a passion for Newcastle’s unique food scene. Anthony appeared on BBC’s MasterChef back in 2018 and reached the semi finals with infamous North East dishes such as the Middlesbrough Chicken Parmo. Anthony has held residency at award winning cookery schools such as Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food, Leeds Cookery School and is currently Head Chef at Blackfriars Cookery School in Newcastle city centre, which has just been awarded Experience of the Year by North East England Tourism. At the cookery school, Anthony teaches his catalogue of 80+ cookery classes which enables home cooks to explore exciting new world cuisines and cookery disciplines with a lighthearted twist.’

2024 Line Up Announced!

Saturday May 4th

12pm Joshua Sercombe (Blackfriars Cookery School)
1pm Chris Wardale (Blackfriars Restaurant)
2pm Cocktail Masterclass (Silk Route Spirits)
3pm TBC

Sunday May 5th

12pm Troy Terrington (Dobson & Parnell)
1pm TBA
2pm Head Chef (Native Cave)
3pm Wilem Brugge (Blackfriars Bar & Tasting Events)

Monday May 6th

12pm Jonny Hesketh (Parmorama)
1pm Emma Carlton (Sweet Patisserie, Whitley Bay)
 2pm Chef Guarav (My Delhi, Newcastle)
3pm Jonny Wardale (Head Chef, The Highlander, Ponteland)