Top chefs to cook up a storm at Newport Show

By Matthew Growcott | Newport | Attractions | Published:

Top celebrity chefs including Cyrus Todiwala and Shropshire based James Sherwin and Stuart Collins will give demonstrations at this year's Newport Show.

Cyrus Todiwala

It is the first time the trio have appeared at the show, which will take place at Chetwynd Deer Park on July 13.

Cyrus, who often appears on BBC’s Saturday Kitchen, is a Bombay-born Parsee chef who cooks, teaches, runs successful restaurants and is the author of six books.

James Sherwin, a former MasterChef contestant who has also appeared on Channel 4 programme The Taste, owns Wild Shropshire, a terroir based restaurant at Tern Hill, near Market Drayton.

He said: “I have been eager to be at the Newport Show for the last couple of years as it’s such a popular show with a great reputation.

“I am busy preparing my demonstrations to show the audience just what can be done with food.

“I grow and forage the majority of ingredients I use to give a unique taste of Shropshire, so my bone marrow ice cream and birch sap might be making an appearance.”

Stuart opened his restaurant, Docket No.33 in Whitchurch, two years ago and following that success opened Docket No.64 in Chester.

Previously, he’s worked alongside Gordon Ramsay in London and after that in New York and Doha, Qatar.



His demonstration could include cooking with Mangalitza Pork, a Hungarian pig, and the best of locally sourced produce across Shropshire.

Tony Asson, chairman of the Festival of Food area of the Newport Show, said: “We are delighted with the line-up for our cookery theatre - it really does promise to be a spectacular occasion.

“The demonstrations always prove extremely popular and we are sure anyone with an interest in food will not want to miss these chefs.


“Food plays a big part in the show, you can sample the finest fare all in one place with street and artisan food, authentic tastes and flavours from all over the world.”

There will be four cooking demonstrations in the Festival of Food area during the day. Cyrus will be entertaining the crowd at midday and 2.45pm, James will be on at 11am while Stuart’s demonstration takes place at 1.30pm.

The Festival of Food area will also feature winner of BBC Dragon’s Den and Lord Alan Sugar’s business partner, Alana Spencer of Ridiculously Rich by Alana.

Little Foodies will be taught to make sushi and fresh pasta and can take part in an apple bobbing competition with a chance to win fruit and veg to last a month and £100 of sports equipment for their school, sponsored by Jupiter.

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