London Produce Show Announces School of Wok’s Jeremy Pang as 2015 Chef Ambassador
The London Produce Show and Conference today announces School of Wok’s Jeremy Pang as the Chef Ambassador of the second annual show on June 3-5, 2015. Pang will host the show’s Media Masterclass, which will include the exclusive launch of his highly anticipated book Chinese UnChopped (Quadrille Publishing).
The young and talented Chef Jeremy Pang is the owner and founder of School of Wok, a cookery school in the heart of Covent Garden specialising in teaching Eastern cuisine. The recent winner of The British Cookery School’s Best Young Rising Star, Pang will be debuting recipes exclusively for the media from his highly anticipated cookery book, Chinese UnChopped followed by a Q&A session.
As the show ambassador, Pang will also take part in the opening cocktail reception at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane on June 3, before officially opening the show’s main event at the ribbon cutting ceremony, at the Five-star venue’s Great Room on June 4.
The London Produce Show will also present an impressive line up of top UK chefs in its Chef Demonstration kitchen, on the balcony of the Great Room throughout the day.
There will be seven separate demonstrations from nine of the UK’s top chefs, hosted throughout by Masterchef of Great Britain Peter Gorton. Please see below for the full schedule of chef demonstrations.
“A big part of what we want to achieve with the show is to bring the fresh produce industry and the chef community closer together,” said Tommy Leighton, managing director of the London Produce Show and Conference. “Jeremy is hugely passionate about fresh produce and as one of the undoubted stars of the London culinary scene, he is the perfect fit for our event, which brings the world of fresh produce to one of the iconic cities of the world – London.
“We are also proud that Jeremy will launch his first book at our show and that he will be on-hand to sign it for visitors and exhibitors.”
Jeremy Pang said: “I’m extremely excited to be cutting the ribbon at the London Produce Show this year. The last few years setting up School of Wok have been an incredible journey and I’m honoured to start the Chinese UnChopped book launch at the show sharing my passion for food with some of London’s best producers and high quality ingredients. Without our key suppliers London’s food scene could not be anywhere near as exciting as it is today and I am very happy to be part of such a fun and growing industry.”
June 4 2015
10:30 am – Daniel Kennedy – Kent Cookery School – World Cuisine
11:30 am – Hari Ghotra – Indian Cook & Teacher, Entrepreneur
12:30 pm – Matt Budden – Executive Chef of HighCliff Grill– Modern British Cuisine & Gareth Bowen – Executive Chef Gillray’s at County Hall – An English Steakhouse
1:30 pm – Graham Garrett – Michelin-starred Chef Patron of The West House – Modern British Cuisine
2:30 pm – Paul O’Neill – Roux Scholar & Head Chef at Hattusa at Berwick Lodge
Hotel – Modern British Cuisine
3:30 pm – Jeremy Pang – Show Ambassador – Owner/Chef School of Wok
4:00 pm – Jordan Sclare – Executive Chef & Michael Paul – Head Chef of Chotto
Matte – Japanese Peruvian Fusion
Members of the trade, consumer and national media are invited to attend the exclusive Media Masterclass hosted by Chef Pang. He will launch his highly anticipated book Chinese UnChopped with exclusive demonstrations of recipes from the book. The Media Masterclass will also feature Executive Chef Jordan Sclare and Head Chef Michael Paul of Chotto Matte – a Japanese Peruvian fusion restaurant in London’s Soho district.
MORE ABOUT JEREMY PANG
The young and talented chef Jeremy comes from three generations of Chinese chefs. Being surrounded by food connoisseurs Jeremy developed his passion for food and soon realised the importance and correlation between basic cooking skills and eating well. He attributes his love of food to his father, who was keen for him to experience exciting flavours and exotic foods whilst he was a young boy.
In 2009 he established School of Wok in London, a mobile cookery school specialising in teaching Eastern cuisine to students in the comfort of their own homes.
Following the success of his mobile kitchen and help from sponsors, School of Wok opened its first permanent professional kitchen in May 2012 in Covent Garden, a well-thought-out location near London’s Chinatown (where Jeremy’s grandfather owned and operated his own Chinese pastry shop years ago) and surrounded by some of the finest restaurants in the capital.
Over the years Jeremy’s expertise in the Chinese food industry has continued to gain recognition, with finalist status two years running in the British Cookery School Awards, reviews in a variety of national publications, endorsement from Chinese culinary expert Ken Hom, and TV appearances on Nigel Slaters Simple Cooking Series in 2012, Nigel and Adam’s Farm in 2013, and Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch in 2014. Jeremy’s first cookery book Chinese UnChopped (Quadrille Publishing) will hitting book shelves in June 2015.
Jeremy’s ability to bring food to life with his laid back, straight forward approach and delicious recipes has helped him build an ever-growing and thriving school, as well as a rising public profile. With his clear breakdowns of complicated techniques and a penchant for story telling, Jeremy has a unique ability for creating accessible jargon-free lessons that both intrigue audiences as well as give them a bit of confidence in the kitchen.
More about the London Produce Show and Conference
The second edition of the London Produce Show and Conference will take place at Grosvenor House, a JW Marriot hotel on Park Lane, London, on June 3-5, 2015.
The 2015 show will stand out once again as the UK’s produce event of the year, attracting a full house of exhibitors and attendees from around the globe to London for a boutique one-day trade exhibition. The show will be complemented by a series of educational seminars, chef demonstrations, a gala cocktail reception, student programme and a thought leaders breakfast panel hosted by world-renowned Perishable Pundit Jim Prevor.
For more information, please visit: www.londonproduceshow.co.uk
Further information will be released through various media over the coming months, but for background information on the event and to view videos and a flipbook from the 2014 show, go to www.londonproduceshow.co.uk
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