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Shrewsbury’s Market Hall Launches Live Cooking Demos

Pop up Chef James Sherwin, Julia Wenlock, Dr Lal Haider, Ian Cornall and Chris Conde get ready for the Fringe cooking demonstrations at Shrewsbury Market Hall during the Shrewsbury Food Festival on June 28 and 29.

Pop up Chef James Sherwin, Julia Wenlock, Dr Lal Haider, Ian Cornall and Chris Conde get ready for the Fringe cooking demonstrations at Shrewsbury Market Hall during the Shrewsbury Food Festival on June 28 and 29.

Shrewsbury is fast becoming a destination for the regions’ foodies. In June the popular Market Hall will sizzle with live cooking demonstrations by some of the town’s best-known chefs and artisan food producers as part of Fringe events during the forthcoming Shrewsbury Food Festival.

The demonstrations will be held in the indoor market throughout the festival weekend of June 28 and 29 in addition to gourmet demonstrations by celebrity chefs in the town’s Quarry park.

Among the market’s line up will be Masterchef The Professionals quarter-finalist Chris Conde, executive chef at Henry Tudor House; Shropshire Council’s 2013 Curry Chef of the Year Dr Lal Haider, of The Old Hall Persian Restaurant, Dorrington; and Paul Maders, head chef at The Inn Of Grinshill.

Also taking part will be James Sherwin, of James-in-a-Space pop-up restaurants, a recent competitor on ITV’s The Taste UK; Vic Rowling, head chef at The Lord Hill Hotel, who will be performing his own culinary version of ‘The Generation Game’; and Mark Jones, head chef at The Corbet Arms hotel at Uffington.

The market’s own talent will be in action. National award-winning artisan chocolatier Julia Wenlock, of Toot Sweets, will demonstrate the art of real chocolate-making; fish expert Ian Cornall, of Barkworth Seafoods, will be cooking up a seafood spectacular; and master butcher Jon Sykes, of Corbetts, poultry suppliers to many top Shropshire restaurants, will show how to debone a chicken the professional way. Mat Hocking, Les Crêpes De Sophie’s beer specialist, will be giving a talk and taste on Shropshire beers.

A host of other events will take place in the market, including food tastings, live music and competitions. The market’s eateries will open for Festival Breakfast from 8am and The Market Buffet restaurant will be rustling up its popular festival afternoon tea from 2pm on Saturday June 28.

Facilities manager Kate Gittins said: “Last year our cooking demonstrations were hugely popular. To have chefs cooking in the middle of a bustling market, with fresh ingredients sourced directly from the market, is a great spectacle and a perfect way to celebrate the vibrant food culture that we have in Shrewsbury.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming back the crowds. As part of the Fringe events taking place in the town, we hope festival goers will drop in and see us on the their way to or from the main festival site in The Quarry.”

The market’s rolling programme of demonstrations will take place between 11am and 5pm each day.

The line-up:

Saturday June 28th 2014

The Line up:

Saturday June 28th 2014

11am James Sherwin – James-in-a-Space, as seen on The Taste UK

Noon Vic Rowling – with The Lord Hill ‘Generation Game’ (Food is fun)

1pm Dr Lal Haider – The Old Hall Persian Restaurant, Shropshire Council Curry Chef of the Year 2013

2pm Julia Wenlock – national award-winning chocolatier, Toot Sweets

3pm Mark Jones – Head Chef, The Corbet Arms

4pm James Sherwin – James-in-a-Space, as seen on The Taste UK

Sunday June 29th 2014

11am Michel Nijsten – Albright Hussey Manor Hotel, with Jon Sykes – master poultry butcher, Corbetts

Noon Ian Cornall – Saint Pierre Seafood Bar & Barkworths Seafoods

1pm Chris Conde – Henry Tudor House (as seen on Masterchef the Professionals 2011)

2pm Julia Wenlock – artisan chocolatier, Toot Sweets

3pm Paul Maders – The Inn at Grinshill

4pm Mat Hocking – Les Crêpes De Sophie’s beer specialist on ‘Shropshire beers’, a talk & taste

For further information visit the market website www.markethallshrewsbury.co.uk

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