Top Chefs Take to our Demo Stage to Create A Stunning ‘Market Breakfast’ at Birmingham Fresh Produce Wholesale Market!

In May 2018 the Birmingham Fresh Produce Wholesale Market opened for business following its successful transfer from its ageing location in the city centre. On Friday 5th October, Masterchef Professional finalist Louisa Ellis and expert grill chef Claire Mansfield of Synergy Grill will join forces to create a fabulous ‘Market Breakfast’ to officially launch the Birmingham Fresh Produce Wholesale Market.

Louisa has cooked and collaborated in some of Birmingham’s leading kitchens and was based at The Wilderness in Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter when she featured in TV’s Masterchef: The Professionals at the end of last year.  Louisa beat-off thousands of applicants to take part in the BBC competition and it was a huge achievement for her to have made it into the final three.  She wowed judges Marcus Wareing, Monica Galetti and Gregg Wallace.  Louisa Ellis has now launched her own private-cheffing business and cooks at diverse events all over the UK around the world.  Louisa will be taking to The Chefs’ Forum demo stage to demonstrate some of her signature dishes, showcasing the finest produce available at Birminham’s world-class fresh produce Market!

Claire Synergy Bham MarketClaire Mansfield was a Head Chef in many great kitchens including The MOD, high-profile government offices and she is now a demonstration chef for Synergy Grill in Birmingham and beyond.  Claire will be cooking-up an array of gastronomic brunch delights on the grill for the market traders, members of the press, local restaurant owners and celebrities who attend the fantastic Market Breakfast on the 5th October, showcasing the finest seasonal fresh produce available at Birmingham Fresh Produce Market.

The all-female culinary duo will cook a market breakfast on the Synergy Grill, a UK-built energy-saving grill invented by Justin Cadbury, the great-great grandson of Birmingham-based Cadbury’s Founder, John Cadbury – Another testament to Birmingham’s prowess as a foodie hotspot or City of Food!

On Friday 5th October from 6am – 12 Noon, the Birmingham Wholesale Market Company ltd. would like to invite local chefs, fresh produce and foodie media to visit their exciting new facility.  Believed to be the largest integrated market in the UK offering horticultural, fish, meat, poultry and flowers.  Some 50 tenants operate from 80 sales units and warehouses offer access to a truly global supply chain of produce.

The recently constructed facility has been developed with a £50 million investment from Birmingham City Council and is the essential catalyst to Birmingham’s hospitality sector continuing to develop its reputation as a must-visit ‘City of Food’.  It also, of course, ensures the supply of low-cost fresh produce to the residents of greater Birmingham.  The occasion will be marked by top chefs offering an innovative and succulent programme of food purchased directly from the traders, entertainment reflecting the ethnic mix of the market and an opportunity to meet some of the leading figures in Birmingham City Council, the food supply chain and celebrity chefs.

To reserve your place at this fantastic event, please contact