The Woodforde’s Cookery Stage

Sadly Charlie Hodson could not be with us to  host the Woodforde’s Cookery Stage. We ere very grateful to Simon Hunter-Marsh who stepped in to compere the presentations. Many thanks too to our chefs for the day.

10.30 Daniel Frear, Head Chef at Stratton’s House Hotel, Swaffham

11.30 Scott Taylor, Chef to the Stars

12.30 Andrew Jones   Andrew has built up the highly successful Farmyard Restaurant in Norwich. Now he also owns the Dial House he didn’t have far to come. He was ably assisted by his Partner Hannah Springham.

13.30 Roger Hickman   Roger has developed Hickman’s Restaurant into a widely acclaimed magnet for lovers of good food. Here he showed us why.

14.30 Butchery Demonstration A demonstration from Walsingham Farm Shop showed us how all the various parts of a pig come to our table. A little cutting, rolling and tying competition between Shelyna Mariscal of Hansells and James Ellis of The Original Cottage Company was judged a draw.

15.30 Simon Hunter-Marsh  Norfolk’s forager was joined by Mr Ade Piff the Spice Man. A magnificent fungus brought in by a visitor was the centrepiece of Simon’s demonstration, while Ade showed what a special combination of spices can do.

Thanks to City College for use of the cookery equipment and Crush for oils.