Chefs 2018-04-26T14:55:58+00:00

Our Chefs

Check out our new line up of chefs for 2018! Click on an image below of a chef and open up a short biography, all the chefs have posts. Alongside some of our talented Cornish chefs we have enlisted the help of Kim Somauroo and Laura Field who have invited a selection of celebrity chefs to appear on Porthminster Beach to demonstrate their cooking skills. Follow all the updates on Twitter @stivesfoodfes

The Chef Demo Stage Schedule

Schedule may be subject to change

Friday 11th May 2018

12.00pm – 12.30pm
Jeffrey Robinson

12.45pm – 13.15pm
Tim Spedding

13.30pm – 14.00pm
Jeremy Pang

14.15pm – 14.45pm
Stephane Delourme & Ross Geach

15.00pm – 15.30pm
Fraser Bruce

15.45pm – 16.15pm
Ben Tunnicliffe

16.30pm – 17.00pm
Grant Nethercott & Simon Allott

17.15pm – 17.45pm
Ben Ambridge

Saturday 12th May 2018

11.00am – 11.30am
Aine Carlin

12.00pm – 12.30pm
Henrietta Inman

13.00pm – 13.30pm
Rosie Birkett

13.45pm – 14.15pm
Jane Devonshire

14.30pm – 15.00pm
Helen Goh & Michael Smith

15.30pm – 16.00pm
Adam Banks & Elly Owen

16.15pm – 16.45pm
Jude Kereama

17.00pm – 17.30pm
Lee Skeet

Sunday 13th May 2018

11.00am – 11.30am
Frances Quinn

12.00pm – 12.30pm
Simon Hulstone

13.00pm – 13.30pm
Ben Prior

14.00pm – 14.30pm
Romy Gill & Carl Clarke

15.00pm – 15.30pm
John Pollard

16.00pm – 16.30pm
Tom Brown

Dinner with
the ‘St Ives’ Chefs
Fully Booked

Saturday 12th May: 6.30pm Start • 5 Courses

Experience a special one-night-only dinner event cooked for you exclusively by some of our amazing chefs!

Michael Smith – Porthminster Beach Café
Louis Wardman – Porthmeor Beach Café
Cameron Jennings – Porthmeor Beach Café
Grant Nethercott – Alba
Fraser Bruce – The Tate
Glenn Gatland – UNA
Jon Keast – Scarlet Wines


Organisers of the Chef Demo Stage

Kim Somauroo and Laura Field organise and book all the chefs taking part across the St. Ives Food and Drink Festival weekend.

Kim Somauroo is a home economist and private chef. Laura Field is a food photographer and food stylist.

Since graduating at Tante Marie Culinary Academy in 2007, they have collaborated on many exciting projects. Through their work at high profile food festivals such as ‘Jamie Oliver’s Big Feastival’ and ‘Taste of London’, they have become friends with lots of the UK’s leading chefs, and have asked some of them to appear at the St. Ives Food and Drink Festival.

Kim Somauroo
Twitter/Instagram @KimSomauroo

Laura Field
Twitter/Instagram @Food_Stylist_


Call us: 01736 630015

Tel: 01736 792121
9 High Street, St Ives TR26 1RS

Tel: 01872 888089
Kernow House, Gas Hill, Newham, Truro TR1 2XP

We care about our environment 

St Ives Food & Drink Festival is committed to our town and our beach site and we seek to manage and mitigate the negative impacts on our environment. We commit to ensuring recycling provision across the site, reducing plastic usage as much as possible, developing sustainable travel options, collaborating with like minded people and suppliers, and working with Cornish suppliers, businesses and producers. We seek to maximise the opportunities to create positive impact in the town and for our communities including involvement from local food & drink producers and suppliers, partnerships with local chefs and restaurants, promotion of the town as a whole, skills development opportunities for young people and performance opportunities for community groups.