Live Chef Demo’s

Chef Demo

Food Demo

www.leedscookeryschool.org.uk

 

In 2019, our friends at Leeds Cookery School pulled out all the stops to bring you a sublime line up of talented Yorkshire chef’s in the cookery theatre all weekend. The line up saw some of Yorkshire’s most acclaimed establishments represented, including The Foundry, Harewood Food & Drink Project, Rudding Park, Theravadu, Shear’s Yard, Feed, Vice & Virtue, Oso Cook & Freda Shafi.

 

 

 

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!

 

www.leedscookeryschool.org.uk

 

 

Saturday 7th August

 

12:00 – 12:40 – Afsaneh Kaviani
Afsanah’s Kitchen

 

 

Afsaneh’s Kitchen is run by Afsaneh Kaviani, Masterchef 2012 contestant and household name in Leeds, known for her unique Persian Supper Clubs. Afsaneh’s award winning supper clubs offer a sharing feast of authentic Persian home cooking, showcasing the best of Iran’s stews, rice dishes, mezze and much more. Afsaneh also offers private catering and cooking classes, as her mission is to spread her passion and understanding of Persian cuisine far and wide.

 

 

13:00-13:40 – Simon Chappelow
Leeds Cookery School

 

Simon has a passion for food , having worked in 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.

 

 

14:00-14:40 – Brett Lee
Stuzzi

 

With restaurants in both Leeds and Harrogate, Stuzzi presents traditional recipes that sit alongside modern Italian cooking and street food essentials. Co-founder Brett Lee will be demonstrating a delicious range of authentic Italian dishes.

 

 

15:00-15:40 – Jamie Clinton
Shears Yard

 

Co-Founder and Head Chef of Shears Yard, Jamie Clinton is known for his unique styles of cooking and Nordic-influenced cuisine.
Shears Yard is located in Leeds centre – as an independent bar and kitchen it has a contemporary set menu with a variety of interesting flavours.

 

Sunday 8th August

12:00-12:40 – Freda Shafri

13:00-13:40 – Scott Masey
Leeds Cookery School

 

Scott has always had a real passion and love of cooking, food, wine and teaching.  He has an extensive knowledge of food and cooking. He left school at 17, and enrolled at Leeds Thomas College and has been cooking ever since! Scott has worked in senior positions in country house hotels and restaurants throughout Yorkshire He has travelled widely and spent 6 years in Australia, cooking in a range of fine dining restaurants in Sydney including two years at The Bennelong restaurant at Sydney Opera House. He taught for 17 years Leeds City College, formally Thomas Danby College. Scott has developed a wide range of contacts both locally and nationally in the food and hospitality industry and is keen to use these to deliver contemporary, fun and informative classes at the Cookery School.

 

 

14:00-14:40 – Josh Whitehead
Harewood Food and Drink Project

 

You’ll find The Harewood Food & Drink Project running Muddy Boots Cafe in Harewood Village and the Courtyard Cafe & Terrace Tearoom on behalf of Harewood House Trust.

 

15:00-15:40 – Matt Healy
Gron Kafe

Masterchef: The Professionals finalist and Executive Chef of Gron Kafe, Matt Healy will be joining us with a variety of dishes.
Gron Kafe has restaurants in Leeds, Harrogate and York, and specialises in Scandi-inspired vegan and vegetarian breakfast food and clean eating.

 

 

16:00-16:40 – Ollie Edwards
Salvos

Italian restaurant Salvo’s, one of the oldest family run restaurants in Leeds, has been open since 1976, with head chef Oliver Edwards joining in November 2017. Oliver has over a decade of professional culinary experience and will be showcasing some vibrant dishes a the Cookery Theatre.

 

 

Saturday 11th September

 

12:00-12:40 – 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.

 

 

13:00-13:40 – Afsaneh Kaviani
Afsaneh’s Kitchen

 

Afsaneh’s Kitchen is run by Afsaneh Kaviani, Masterchef 2012 contestant and household name in Leeds, known for her unique Persian Supper Clubs. Afsaneh’s award winning supper clubs offer a sharing feast of authentic Persian home cooking, showcasing the best of Iran’s stews, rice dishes, mezze and much more. Afsaneh also offers private catering and cooking classes, as her mission is to spread her passion and understanding of Persian cuisine far and wide.

 

 

14:00-14:40 – Jono Hawthorne
Vice and Virtue

A Professional Chef for over 16 years and a proud Yorkshireman, Jono has spent many years training in some of the UK and the World’s best restaurants including, most notably Michelin Starred, Noma (Denmark), Quay Restaurant (Sydney) and The Box Tree (Ilkley).

Jono  most recently appeared on the BBC’s MasterChef: The Professionals in 2020, and is now taking a new step in his career at Leeds Vice and Virtue restaurant.

 

 

16:00-16:40 – 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.

 

 

Sunday 12th September

 

12:00-12:40 – Scott Masey
Leeds Cookery School

Scott has always had a real passion and love of cooking, food, wine and teaching.  He has an extensive knowledge of food and cooking. He left school at 17, and enrolled at Leeds Thomas College and has been cooking ever since! Scott has worked in senior positions in country house hotels and restaurants throughout Yorkshire He has travelled widely and spent 6 years in Australia, cooking in a range of fine dining restaurants in Sydney including two years at The Bennelong restaurant at Sydney Opera House. He taught for 17 years Leeds City College, formally Thomas Danby College. Scott has developed a wide range of contacts both locally and nationally in the food and hospitality industry and is keen to use these to deliver contemporary, fun and informative classes at the Cookery School.

 

 

13:00-13:40 – Ben Iley
House of Fu

 

Ben has been working in restaurants since 1996, and travelled to Tokyo to refine his skills in Japanese cooking. What was meant to be month’s trip turned into 9 years, during which time he worked at some of the country’s top restaurants including Aquavit, The Tokyo American Club and Fujimamas (where he met his wife, Masayo!) and with some world renowned chefs including Marcus Samuelsson, Bill Granger and most notably a short stint with Ivan Orkin, the chef behind the internationally renowned Ivan Ramen.

Ben opened House of Fu right next to Ox Club in Leeds centre, where he had been a Head Chef for 3 years, and is now thriving, delivering specialty ramen, rice bowls and gyozas.

 

 

14:00-14:40 – Josh Whitehead
Harewood Food and Drink Project

 

You’ll find The Harewood Food & Drink Project running Muddy Boots Cafe in Harewood Village and the Courtyard Cafe & Terrace Tearoom on behalf of Harewood House Trust.

 

15:00-15:40 – Andy Castle
Ox Club

Ox Club is an award-winning contemporary British solid-fuel grill restaurant showcasing the best of Yorkshire produce, opened in December 2016 at Headrow House in Leeds – a multi-use venue housed within a former 20th Century textile mill.

The restaurant has been featured in both the Michelin Guide and The Good Food Guide for 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

The restaurant are proud champions of local and regional producers with their meat supplied by small family-run farms in North Yorkshire including Swaledale Foods and R&J Butchers, fish sourced in the North Sea by Hodgson’s of Hartlepool whose fleet land some of the UK’s finest fish, and fresh fruit and veg from Wellocks.

 

 

16:00-16:40 – Ben Davy
Meatless Farm

Meatless Farm was founded in 2016 by Morten Toft Bech, and aims to provide delicious plant-based alternatives, focusing on texture and flavour to create a variety of vegan products.

With over 7 years’ experience as a development chef, Ben has worked for a range of high-end and mainstream outlets including the Ox Club, Belgrave Music Hall and Water Lane Boathouse. His experience also includes venues famed for their meat dishes and some at which he helped to innovate and expand their plant-based offering.