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Live Cooking Demonstrations

Live cooking demonstrations will be taking place outside the Shaftesbury Town Hall at the ‘Chef’s on Stage’ demonstration Kitchen with Local Chefs David, Mark and Steve backed up by Sarah Ali Choudry cooking up an array of very tempting dishes from fish, meat, savoury and sweet using the finest quality local produce for you all to try. ‘Out & About Cooking Live’ is supported by local food producers and suppliers who have kindly sponsored the event. Live demonstrations will take place on the hour from 10am through to 4pm, and to tempt your taste buds we will be offering a range of dishes for you to try throughout the day. Why not stop by and see what’s cooking!


Meet the Chefs

David Griffin-Shepherd
Chef Proprietor of La Fleur de lys
2 AA Rosette Multi award winning Restaurant with Rooms in Shaftesbury. Now in it’s 25th Year in Shaftesbury, David has been running La Fleur de Lys with his wife Mary and Marc his able partner in the Kitchen cooking high quality local produce for the past 25 years. They are all very passionate about their food, using only the best quality fresh food to be found from the local area and using local suppliers.
Tel: 01747 853717 Email: info@lafleurdelys.co.uk www.lafleurdelys.co.uk
Mark Hartstone
Chef Proprietor of La Fosse Restaurant with Rooms in Cranborne.
Mark is a multi award winning chef and the winner of Dorset Chef Of The Year 2015. Mark has been running La Fosse with his wife for the past 8 years which has been voted finalist as Dorset’s Best Restaurant for the 4th time in six years. Together they work hard to create the perfect place to explore the Cranborne Chase.
Tel: 01725 517604 Email:lafossemail@gmail.com www.la-fosse.com
Steve Bant
Steve is a freelance head chef who works in high class established hotels all around the country. Steve has previously worked at the Watch House Cafe, West Bay and as development chef at the Lesley Waters Kitchen in Yeovil. Steve uses and cooks only seasonal fresh produce from the local area and has a passion for searching out the local area for quality producers.
Tel: 01935 863 746 Email:unwind@yeovilhotel.com www.yeovilhotel.com
Sarah Ali Choudhury
Sarah Ali Choudhury is recognised as Dorset's answer to Madhur Jaffrey. She creates real home cooked indian food, cookery classes, YouTube videos and cookery demonstrations. Sarah also offers event and outdoor food catering and writes regular food columns for magazines, newspapers and online publications. She appears regularly on Talk Solent TV and is a Food Expert with Hot Radio 103.8fm.
Twitter:@saraheasycurry LinkedIn:Sarah Ali Choudhury Facebook: Sarah Ali Choudhury Instagram:Sarah Ali Choudhury

Live Programme of Events


Product support – Taylors Traditional Bakers, BV Dairy & Abbots Greengrocers


Product support – Samway’s Fish Merchants


Product support – Wiltshire Game

1pm TBC


Product support  Robert Welch, Kuhn Rikon and Goldhill Organics


Product support – BV Dairy
At the end of each cooking demonstration there will be the opportunity to try the range of dishes being cooked by Our Chef’s.
OUR SUPPORTERS ON the Food Demo Kitchen
BV Dairy
Established in 1958 and located in Shaftesbury, Dorset, BV Dairy is the home of award winning Dorset Clotted Cream and a widely respected independent manufacturer of consistently top quality dairy products for the food service and manufacturing industries throughout the UK. As one of the largest independent dairies in the South West BV Dairy is a key player in the industry nationally.
Milk is sourced from Red Tractor accredited farms within a 25 mile radius and the Team at BV Dairy believes in forging strong relationships with its Farmers and works with them to insure a good supply of excellent quality milk from healthy, happy cows. www.bvdairy.co.uk
Addo Food Group
Addo Food Group is the premium producer of chilled savoury pastry products in the UK. The Group has a passion for food; this comes through in the quality and range of its products, and the techniques and standards it applies to producing them.
With roots that stretch back over 160 years, we have a long tradition of providing high quality, delicious food. We sell over 256 million products every year; both within our own branded portfolio and retail partners. Our ranges include a broad variety of chilled savoury foods, including pork pies, quiche, savoury pies, sausage rolls, pasties, slices and scotch eggs. www.addofoodgroup.com
Taylors Traditional Bakers
Taylors was established in 1945 in the small village of South Brewham and is in its third generation of bakers.  Now based in Bruton, their team of experienced craft bakers prepare products to the highest standards in the bakery.
They offer a wide variety of products including traditional and speciality breads, rolls, buns, pastries, scones, tea-cakes . . .  The majority of the dough products are made by hand using traditional methods and include old favourites such as Bloomers, Cottage and Farmhouse loaves.
In addition, Bakers have added exciting flavoured, speciality and French loaves such as Sourdoughs, Corn Bread, Date & Walnut and Campaillou to their range. www.taylorstraditionalbakers.co.uk
Lagan Farm shop at Orchard Park
The prize winning Lagan Herds have been established at Park Farm for the past 20 years or more. Park Farm occupies part of Gillingham’s ancient Royal Forest with much of the farmland in the Parish of Motcombe.
The meat is derived from traditional native breeds, raised and grazed on the farm keeping food miles to the absolute minimum. The farm has been working with traditional and rare cattle breeds for many years. Lagan farm has an international reputation for quality and supplies breeding stock to many other herds. They are particularly well known for British Whites, Red Polls, and of course the very rare Irish Moiled cattle.
Home grown lamb is also available from Romney and Wiltshire Horn flocks, and their pork is sourced from other local farms.
Cows at Lagan Farm. After slaughter, the carcases are hung in their own chillers for the optimum length of time to develop flavour and then prepared by their own very experienced butcher and his team. They will prepare any cuts that are wanted and make their own fantastic sausages, burgers and barbeque packs.
Lagan Farm meats as well as being a regular feature of our Farm Shop are also now being served in a number of hotels, restaurants and schools locally as well as in the Orchard Park café.Lagan Farm, Park Farm, Gillingham www.laganfarms.com
Abbotts Greengrocers Bell Street Shaftesbury
A high quality Greengrocers established for over 30 years, Abbotts Greengrocers was started as a business in 1954 by Rachel Abbott. The business has remained a family enterprise since, and they continue to supply the highest quality fresh fruit and vegetables to residents of and visitors to Shaftesbury, Dorset.
Samways is a family run business with 50 years of experience in the fishing industry. Specialising in West Country Fish sourced directly from fishermen and the local ports, they are committed to supplying Port to Plate in 24 hours!
The company has come a long way since its humble beginnings and has always been a family run business, established in January, 1961 by Mr. Clifford Samways from a small wooden barrow, selling his catch on the harbour side of West Bay, Dorset.
Over 50 years on from those humble beginnings, Samways Fish Merchants has grown into a well respected and thriving local business with a multinational customer base, selling and purchasing over 2,500 tonnes per year. www.samwaysfish.com
 Great Taste
Great Taste, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, is the acknowledged benchmark for fine food and drink. It has been described as the ‘Oscars’ of the food world and the ‘epicurean equivalent of the Booker prize’. Quite simply the Great Taste logo is the sign you can trust when buying food and drink in your local, quality retailer.
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