Festival Cookery Theatre
See and meet the best chefs from throughout the South West
A Festival favourite, the Cookery Theatre, sponsored by NEFF, In Toto Kitchens, Exeter College and 3663, is the chance to learn the secrets of over 30 top chefs demonstrating their top culinary tips and how to prepare meals using locally produced ingredients.
Once again Michael Caines headlined as well as hosted an all-star line-up of the best chefs from the South West. This firm Festival favourite saw more than 30 top chefs offering cookery demonstrations, cook-offs, and masterclasses in the Festival Cookery Theatre. This is your chance to experience at close hand exactly how they create their magic. While watching them wield their knives and brandish saucepans, you’ll learn far more than mere cooking techniques: you’ll gain an intimate insight into an array of fascinating individuals and discover where their passions in food lie and what drives them to succeed at the highest level.
Stars of the show included two-Michelin starred Nathan Outlaw, BBC Saturday Kitchen regular Mitch Tonks, MasterChef winners James Nathan and Dhruv Baker, celebrity TV chef Lesley Waters, Chris and James Tanner, Peter Gorton, Sam Moody and Ian Webber, amongst many others great chefs.
See 2013 chef line up here
We are the team behind your favourite places to eat out, we are responsible for getting fresh, chilled, grocery and frozen food, along side non food lines, catering equipment and wine to thousands of our customers every day so they can make every visit a great one. We are passionate about supporting our customers across Exeter and offering innovative new products and support to help them to be a success. We are already talking with companies about the packages on offer so don't delay in getting in touch. Visit this page for more details.
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- Exeter College
Exeter College is thriving as an exciting, friendly and purposeful college which is committed to ensuring all our students succeed. The Michael Caines Academy, launched at Exeter's Food Festival in 2011, aims to train the next generation of chefs and restaurateurs in ‘excellence in hospitality’. It is one of a number of inspirational academies that challenge students to excel in their chosen field. We have high expectations of our students and staff and each year their combined efforts result in excellent exam results, outstanding training successes and brilliant music, arts, sports and community achievements. We welcome students of all ages and abilities and offer a comprehensive range of courses including over 35 A levels, the International Baccalaureate, over 85 vocational courses, apprenticeships, university level programmes, adult learning courses and short courses including leadership and management courses for employers. Come and be part of it!
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In-toto is the UK's largest kitchen specialist chain with over 50 independently owned studios. This mix of local enterprise and big company expertise makes your local In-toto a very different kind of kitchen specialist with talented motivated designer dedicated to making your new kitchen a success. Developed over 30 years, our proven project management systems ensure that your new kitchen will be completed, on budget with care, respect and minimum disruption to you and your home.
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- Michael Caines Academy
The Michael Caines Academy is an innovative partnership designed to nurture the future generation of talented restaurateurs, chefs and food service personnel. The Academy, inspired by the college’s famous alumnus, Michael Caines MBE, is in partnership with City and Guilds and sponsored by 3663 and Robert Welch. The elite students, selected for their passion for the industry and ambition to excel, enjoy a mix of challenging practical and theoretical workshops with high profile experiences and masterclasses from leading chefs and the region’s most renowned food experts – all designed to promote excellence in hospitality and catering.
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