Details of our 2017 demonstrators aren’t yet available but you can read about the 2016 chefs below.

10.30 am - 11.30 am Tiffany Riaz

Tiffany’s culinary path has included Director’s lunches, yacht club & party catering, being a live-in cook, making & selling jams, jellies & granola and a pop-up restaurant. Her enjoyment in feeding her family & friends led to a cookery blog, and then to a student cookery book – ‘A* in the Kitchen’, which is stuffed full of practical tips to help them be stars in the kitchen and aspire beyond the instant noodle!

Tiffany will be ably assisted by two real-life students who will be put through their paces in preparing banana bread and making sweetcorn cakes with avocado salsa and risotto.

12.00 pm - 1.00 pm Lindsey Bareham

Readers of the The Times will know Lindsey for her daily simple recipe column and she’s well known for her partnership with chef Simon Hopkinson with whom she wrote Roast Chicken & Other Stories (voted the most useful cookbook of all time).

Lindsey’s new book Dinner Tonight is one of those books that’s unlikely to gather dust on the shelves, 200 simple and quick recipes – many relying on store cupboard ingredients that answer the question ‘What’s for dinner tonight?’.

To prove how quick and easy the recipes are Lindsey will be demonstrating 5 different dishes including Lettuce Hearts with Roquefort, Sauce Vierge, Crab & Pickled Cucumber Linguine, Flat White Peach Melba and Orange Fig Jam with Fromage Frais.

1.30 pm - 2.30 pm Alyn Williams

Alyn Williams has held 1 Michelin star for his restaurant at the Westbury Hotel for four years. His cooking pedigree is impeccable and before he took the helm at the Westbury he has worked with chefs including Bruce Poole, Gordon Ramsay and Marcus Wareing. his training was in classical French cuisine but his passion both for vegetables (he grew up with a father who had two allotments!) and Asian spicing means he has a signature fusion style of cooking.  In our Barnes Food Fair demonstration he is going to share recipes and tips that you can use in your own kitchen.

Our Compere

Catherine Gee presented ‘Escape to the Country’ and ‘The Farmer Wants a Wife’ and now works at Country Living magazine.  She is a huge fan and regular visitor of Barnes Food Fair so she is delighted to be taking part this year hosting the cookery theatre.

Our Venue

Our cookery demonstrations are held in the OSO Arts Centre right next to our marquee on Barnes Green.

About the Demos

Each demonstration lasts an hour and the chefs prepare a range of dishes whilst being interviewed by our compere Catherine Gee. There is time at the end of each demonstration for the audience to ask questions. Our demonstrators also sometimes sign and sell cookbooks.

Audience members can also taste samples of the dishes our chef demonstrators have made.

Cookery Theatre at The OSO

Cookery Theatre organised in association with Barnes Class

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