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Cathedral Gardens Hub and Across The City
Welcome to the Manchester Food & Drink Festival 2019

Festival Hub Chefs

28th September

Live Cookery Theatre - Ben Chaplin

Live Cookery Theatre - Ben Chaplin

1pm Ben Chaplin – Senior Sous Chef,  20 Stories

Ben has more than 10 years of culinary experience. Starting his career in March 2005, his expertise and knowledge have taken him on a journey leading to working as a Senior Chef across multiple restaurants and hotels in both Manchester and London ...

Saturday 28th September 13:00 at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Live Cookery Theatre -Sam Buckley

Live Cookery Theatre -Sam Buckley

2pm Sam Buckley – Chef/Patron, Where The Light Gets In

Sam started cooking when he was 15. His career is peppered with stints as a journalist and musician, as well as time in the kitchen with such luminaries as Gary Rhodes, Paul Kitching, and Simon Rogan at L’Enclume. He ...

Saturday 28th September 14:00 at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Live Cookery Theatre - Rachel Stockley

Live Cookery Theatre - Rachel Stockley

3pm Rachel Stockley – Head Chef, Levanter

2018 winner Rachel Stockley is one of only three women to scoop Chef of the Year at the Manchester Food and Drink Awards. She’s in great company – alongside Mary-Ellen McTague (Aumbry) and Alison Seagrave (Harvey Nichols) – any anyone who has tasted her take ...

Saturday 28th September 15:00 at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Live Cookery Theatre - Andrew Green

Live Cookery Theatre - Andrew Green

4pm Andrew Green – Executive Chef, Mamucium

Andrew will be showcasing his signature dish, the Lancashire hot pot, a superlative version of the traditional favourite he brought with him from The Lowry Hotel to the new restaurant/bar at Hotel Indigo.  The Glossop-born chef’s inspiration and love of food lies ...

Saturday 28th September 16:00 at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

29th September

'Vegan Takeover' at the Hub Hosted by John Robb

'Vegan Takeover' at the Hub Hosted by John Robb

Join us on Sunday 29thSeptember as we create a Vegan paradise at the Festival Hub hosted by musician and journalist John Robb. The ‘Vegan Kitchen’ will take over the Dining Dome Live Cookery Theatre throughout the day. From 12pm – 4pm some of the leading lights from Manchester’s huge vegan ...

Sunday 29th September 12:00 at The Dining Dome, M4 3BG

5th October

Saturday Skills Kitchen - Pastry Workshop

Saturday Skills Kitchen - Pastry Workshop

1pm with Lee Wakeham from H.M. Pasties

H.M Pasties in Droylsden is one of Manchester’s great culinary success stories with a fascinating back story. Founder Lee’s entire staff consists of ex-prisoners. He knows the importance of a second chance – after an abusive upbringing he himself had ...

Saturday 5th October 13:00 at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Saturday Skills Kitchen - Pasta Masterclass

Saturday Skills Kitchen - Pasta Masterclass

2pm Pasta with Maurizio Cecco from Salvi’s

After more than two decades in Manchester Neapolitan Maurizio is the city’s unofficial ambassador for all things tasty and Southern Italian. To showcase all that excellence he organises the annual Festa Italiana in Cathedral Gardens but his day to day passion ...

Saturday 5th October 14:00 at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

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