We have a full line up of top celebrity chefs at Hyde End Food Festival, in a rolling programme in our main stage marquee. The programme is held together by the inimitable Mark Lloyd, himself an excellent chef and presenter.
Phil Vickery (Saturday only)
“Phil Vickery does English cooking better than anyone in the country” -Jonathan Meades, Saturday Times Magazine – talented chef and ambassador for Coeliac UK, Phil Vickery is rated one of the top twenty chefs in the UK.
Hugely popular at the Northampton Food Festival last year and Nottingham Food Festival the year before, we are delighted to have Phil back with us for the Hyde End Food Festival this June (Saturday only)
Dean Edwards (Saturday only)
Dean Edwards likeable persona and family friendly cooking style has made him a firm favourite on ITV’s ‘Lorraine’ since 2010 but he first made his debut on ITV’s ‘This Morning’ in September 2009 where he featured in a weekly cookery slot, creating dishes for the ITV audience.
After coming second in BBC’s Masterchef Goes Large in 2006, he sought to change his life radically by leaving his career as a “digger driver” to pursue his love of cooking and food.
Hugely popular at Nottingham Food Festival in its first year, we are delighted to welcome Dean back to Northampton in 2017
Levi Roots (Sunday only)
Possibly the best known of our chefs at Hyde End Food Festival, originally known for his appearance on BBC’s ‘Dragon’s Den’, Levi is a huge success story, hitting the bg time with the production of his famed ‘Reggae Reggae Sauce’.
A popular and hugely entertaining Carribbean cook, Levi was a massive hit at Nottingham Food Festival in 2014, and Sandringham Food Festival in 2015, and we are delighted to be welcoming him to the debut Northampton Food Festival in 2015 (Sunday only)
Ping Coombes (Sunday only)
A home cook who was propelled into a ‘dream come true’ world of cooking after winning the coveted MasterChef trophy back in 2014.
After been made redundant, I applied for the 10th series of Masterchef not even believing that I would get through to the show, the rest as they say is history. It is the best thing I have ever done and certainly pushed me to the limits. The competition was a huge boost to my confidence and has definitely established my love for cooking.
My mission now is to spread some love for Malaysian food in the UK, my home now for 16 years. MasterChef has allowed me to showcase some of the Malaysian flavours to a mass audience and now it is up to me and a few other chefs to champion this wonderful cuisine in the UK.
The Craft Beer Boys (both days)
Brad and Jonny are founders of the Craft Beer Channel, a youtube channel with a huge global following dedicated to great beer and good food. They travel the world finding the world’s best brews and the secrets behind them, then finding food matches or even cooking with them. They met while working in Jamie Oliver’s digital team and bonded over their love of beer and burgers, and have been drinking buddies ever since. They are now two of the country’s foremost experts in beer, travelling the world to make films, speak at conferences and try to project an air of sobriety against all the odds.