Cookery Theatre Experts at Malvern Autumn Show

Take a look at which cookery experts will be joining us in the Cookery Theatre.  

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Mark Diacono

A food writer, grower and photographer, Mark also won the André Simon Food Book of the Year Award in 2015 for A Year at Otter Farm, based on his Devon smallholding. Mark enjoys growing unusual and forgotten food along with the familiar.

Mark is hosting the Cookery Theatre 

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Gianluca Austin-Rizzo

Gianluca Austin-Rizzo joined The Cottage in the Wood Hotel and 1919 Restaurant in Malvern as manager when the restaurant relaunched after extensive refurbishment.

Originally from Puglia, south Italy, Gianluca moved to England and trained with Michel Roux Senior at The Waterside Inn in Bray. With sommelier accreditation and winner of ‘Barman of the Year’ Gianluca is an expert in wine and cocktails.

Join Gianluca in the Cookery Theatre 


Selasi Gbormittah

Ghanaian Selasi comes from a culture where food plays a huge part in the community.  His love of cooking continues to be a theme in his life – he regularly hosts friends and family and is a self professed feeder. The Great British Bake Off 2016 introduced this charming laid back, banking, biking, baker to the Great British Public.

Join Selasi on Sunday in the Cookery Theatre 

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Judith Hann

Judith is a respected science journalist and was the President of the Herb Society. She was the well-loved presenter on BBC's Tomorrow's World for 20 years. Her book Herbs: Delicious Recipes and Growing Tips to Transform Your Food gives a personal account of a love affair with herbs as well as indispensable guidance on how to make the most of them every day.

Judith joins us in the Cookery Theatre on Saturday

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Andi Oliver

Andi is a go to for all things food, arts, culture and music.  This year she has opened a new restaurant, ‘Andi’s’, and can be heard as a regular panel member on BBC Radio 4’s The Kitchen Cabinet. She also wowed audiences as the newest judge on the 12th series of Great British Menu.

Join Andi in the Cookery Theatre on Saturday

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The Raymond Blanc Cookery School

Embrace your passion for food and learn to create phenomenal cuisine with The Raymond Blanc Cookery School. With fresh produce harvested from Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons gardens, let us nurture your natural love for food and provide you with the skills to create an incredible and imaginative seasonal dish. 

The Raymond Blanc Cookery School is in the Cookery Theatre on Saturday