Biggest line-up of Birmingham chefs heading to BBC Good Food Show Summer

By Rebecca Stanley | Birmingham | Dining out | Published:

This year's BBC Good Food Show Summer is set to be one of the biggest yet with seven Birmingham-based chefs cooking live.

Glynn Purnell

A mix of Michelin-star, executive and independent chefs from the region are confirmed for the event – which takes place from June 13 to 16 at the NEC – alongside plenty of local artisan producers.

In the Big Kitchen, Glynn Purnell 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.

Speaking ahead of the show, Glynn 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.”

Dom Clarke

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, while 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.

Franciso Fazenda


Lap-fai Lee will also be returning to this year’s event as well as Fazenda Birmingham’s executive chef, Francisco Martinez taking on the BBC Good Food Stage to provide modern views on classic Brazilian recipes.

West-Midlands-based artisan producers that will be in attendance include 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.

Lap-fai Lee

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.”

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Rebecca Stanley

By Rebecca Stanley

Entertainment journalist for Express & Star and Shropshire Star. Contact me:


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