Most demonstrations will be signed (British Sign Language Interpreted)
Patron, Narberth Food Festival
11.30 & 2.30
Angela’s early cooking career included international jobs as a personal chef, work in hotel & restaurant kitchens in Britain, and a BSc in Food Science in her native Wales.
Since then Angela has developed a busy and successful career taking in TV, radio, books, journalism, festivals and teaching. Recently she has become a Lambassador for Hybu Cig Cymru (Embedded link http://hccmpw.org.uk/) which promotes Welsh red meat.
Since April 2010 Angela’s base has been her Cookery School at Llanerch Vineyard near Cardiff, which has been included in the top 10 UK cookery schools by both The Independent and The Daily Telegraph.
In addition to adult courses, Angela has developed a Cookstart Academy for young cooks, and Chef’s Kitchen challenges for team building events. Filmed at the School are the culinary competitions for the BBC’s One Show where Angela shares the judging with food critic Jay Rayner.
Angela’s latest book, Winter Recipes, will be out in time for the festival.
Founder, ‘Anjula Devi’ Indian catering company
12.30 & 3.30
11.30 & 1.30
Anjula grew up in Southall and was inspired to cook by her father.
‘He believed in simple food – healthy and wholesome Indian cooking which he had been taught by his own father in Kenya, using fresh vegetables picked from their farm.
‘In the early 1970s Indian ingredients were not readily available and we would travel on the number 207 bus to Shepherd’s Bush Market to buy spices, fresh fish and Indian vegetables.
‘Through my own Indian catering company, and private lessons in Indian cookery, I aim to pass on this accumulated knowledge - along with my own recipes - to promote authentic Indian food. I also enjoy volunteering at a school, helping children with learning difficulties by teaching them through cooking.’
Some career highlights:
• Brand Ambassador for the world’s largest Indian food company, TRS Foods
• Winner of a BBC Good Food Show Bursary Award
• Creation of own brand, ‘Route 207’
• Olympic torchbearer for the 2012 London Olympics
Anjula’s first book, Spice for Life, is due for publication in Spring 2017.
Head Chef, The Harbourmaster, Aberaeron
12.30 & 2.30
- Born: Brittany, France
- Dreams of working as chef in London or other great city
- Gets job near Porthmadog
- 5 years at Le Gallois restaurant, Cardiff
- Meets partner Lowri Jones, born and bred in Crymych
- May 2009: opens The Old Red Cow / Yr Hen Fuwch gastropub near Newcastle Emlyn
- Autumn 2009: Semi-finalist on BBC Professional Masterchef
- Summer 2010: opens Ludo’s at The Coopers in Newcastle Emlyn
- Summer 2013: becomes Head Chef at The Harbourmaster Aberaeron
Originally from Bristol, Will started his culinary career at The Bristol Swallow Hotel.
In 2004 he joined the Michelin-starred restaurant L'Ortolan in Reading as Sous Chef and was very soon promoted to Head Chef.
In 2007 he became Head Chef at La Bécasse, Ludlow, winning a Michelin star within two years. The Good Food Guide predicted that Will would be one of the ‘ten most influential chefs of the decade’.
He has appeared on BBC’s Great British Menu and Saturday Kitchen, and even beat The Hairy Bikers in a challenge on their Food Tour of Great Britain.
In 2014 he became Head Chef at the newly opened Coast restaurant at Coppet Hall, Saundersfoot, sister establishment to the award-winning Grove Hotel, Narberth.
Coast was named AA Restaurant of the Year 2015-2016 and Will was recently voted UK Restaurant Chef of the Year.