About The Speaker...
Most of my life I have been cooking in restaurant kitchens and for a period owning one of them. In 1972 I was partly responsible for the creation of a dessert called Banoffi Pie. By a process that was mainly serendipity this became popular around the UK and eventually world famous.
In 2000 I became a freelance chef offering my skills and services where required. This led to some surprisingly varied jobs. A lot of it was teaching but I was also hired to cook for a reality TV programme called Regency House Party – a sort of Big Brother in corsets. More TV work followed including a request for 780kg of an iron ration called pemmican for a polar expedition.
I have done demonstrations at food festivals, taken part in The Kitchen Cabinet with Jay Rayner for Radio 4, created food for magazine photography and given a talk on taste for the testing panel of a major food company. I have written articles for The Restaurant Business, The Guardian, The Oldie and Aspect County.
About Their Talks...
I have a deep interest not only in the cooking of food but in its history, science, folklore and social influence. My talks are full of interesting facts, fascinating detail and amusing anecdotes.
Talk 1: Banoffi Pie and other Adventures.
Talk 2: Turn Back Time – cooking historic food for TV
The charge is £65 within a twenty mile radius of Hailsham East Sussex. Further than this is charged at cost.