The Christening of Our Brand New Demo Stage at The Home, Food & Drink Festival 2013

Chefs’ Forum members Martin Blunos, Chris Wicks, Peter Gorton, Adrian Kirikmaa, Sam Moody, Romy Gill, Pat & Sherrie Eugene-Hart and Josh Eggleton christened our brand new demo stage at The Home, Food & Drink Festival 2013.

The show was a great success that saw 6000 visitors over the two days.

Chefs’ Forum Founder Committee Member and Top Chef Chris Wicks said:
“The demo stage is perfect for demonstrations and very practical in its design. I look forward to using it in many future events and it is a great asset for The Chefs’ Forum”.

This fantastic demo kitchen was constructed with equipment kindly donated by Chefs’ Forum sponsors for the greater good of professional and student chefs involved with The Chefs’ Forum.

Bristol events company Phoenix Corporate planned and executed the build and we are delighted with the result.

Managing Director and designer Nigel Palin (Phoenix Corporate) said:
“It has been a work in progress for a few months now but seeing the stage in all its glory with lights, cameras and action was the ultimate reward for all of our hard work.  We look forward to working with The Chefs’ Forum to add personality and culinary sparkle to foodie events all around the country”

Photography: Tim Martin

Special thanks goes to Unox UK for the fantastic steam oven, Adande for the refrigerated drawer unit and Control Induction for the four induction hobs.  We would also like to thank Clifton Food Range for the donation of a fantastic water bath and Thermomix for donating the ‘must-have’ chef tools!

The Chefs’ Forum will use this portable world-class demo kitchen to ‘wow’ chef and foodie audiences on a national level.  It will also be used to teach young chefs tips and hints on how to deliver the perfect cookery demo with master classes on becoming a TV Chef!

The Chefs’ Forum also held a ‘pop-up’ banquet at the festival venue for 60 guests.  Chris Wicks, Adrian Kirikmaa and hospitality students from City of Bristol College cooked and served a fantastic feast and raised £500 for Children’s Hospice South West.

Adrian Kirikmaa, RWE Manager (City of Bristol College) commented:
“It was a fantastic evening, the Pop-Up was a great experience for the students and a real opportunity for them to showcase the impressive skill set they have learnt at college, and for a fantastic cause. The front of house students excelled and definitely cut the mustard!”