Good Food Show set to break records

BBC Good Food Show Summer unveils the biggest Birmingham line-up to date.

The Birmingham food scene as you’ve never seen it before will be on show at the BBC Good Food Show Summer, with seven Birmingham-based chefs cooking live.

A mix of Michelin-star, executive and independent chefs from the region are confirmed for the event – which takes place from 13th-16th June at the NEC – alongside plenty of local artisan producers, giving you a taste of the vibrant food scene straight from the kitchens of Birmingham.

In the Big Kitchen, local food hero, Glynn Purnell (pic left), is returning to the Show for his eighth year and will be going head-to-head against Michael Caines, for two exclusive cook-offs in the Michelin Star Challenge.

New to the BBC Good Food Show Summer this year is chef director of Cheal’s of Henley, Matt Cheal, who will be unveiling his top tips during a live demonstration as well as Independent restaurant owner, Dom Clarke from Stirchley’s caneat.

Chef and owner of The Wilderness and Nocturnal Animals, Alex Claridge, is making his debut at this year’s Show, whilst Brad Carter, owner of Michelin starred Carters of Moseley, is returning for a third consecutive year. Guests can catch both Alex and Brad showcasing their signature cooking styles and celebrating the local food scene in free demonstrations on the BBC Good Food Stage.

Culinary cult hero, Lap-fai Lee (pic right), will also be returning to this year’s Show providing visitors with an exclusive insight into his eclectic and imaginative curations live on stage. And, from Birmingham to Brazil, Fazenda Birmingham’s executive chef, Francisco Martinez will be taking on the BBC Good Food Stage to provide modern views on classic Brazilian recipes.

From live demonstrations packed full of inspiration, to taking a slice of culture home with you, also joining the Show will be a long list of West-Midlands-based artisan producers, including Marvellous Mixes by Jems, The Mill House Roast Company, Tan Rosie, The Sunday Girl Company, and Jeyel’s Foods. These exhibitors, alongside many more, will be present across all four days of the Show, showcasing their produce and providing samples for visitors, the perfect opportunity to step straight into the local food scene.

Glynn Purnell, owner and chef at Purnell’s, said: “The BBC Good Food Show is the biggest celebration of food and drink in the UK and it takes place right here in Birmingham, so it’s fantastic to be able to represent Brummie talent!”

Christine Hayes, Editor in Chief for BBC Good Food, says: “Birmingham is full of food talent so we’re delighted to welcome some of the city’s talented chefs and producers to the Show. It’s important our line up reflects the growth of this exciting food scene.”

The BBC Good Food Show Summer runs from 13th-16th June at the NEC . For information and tickets, please visit their website