2017 Live Demos

We are delighted to present another fabulous line-up of local chefs to inspire you. This schedule is subject to change so please check on the day.

10.45am The Perfect Risotto – Gert Pienaar

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Blandy’s at Inglewood, Head Chef Gert Pienaar’s demonstrations have been a popular feature of HFF over the years as he makes the most sophisticated dishes seem easy!

This year he will demonstrate how to cook the perfect risotto – with top tips on consistency, flavour and timing.


11.30am The Art of Pickling – Ollie Hunter

Ollie Wheatsheaf

Chef and co-owner of The Wheatsheaf in Chilton Foliat, and Masterchef semi-finalist 2013, Ollie is a champion of sourcing local ingredients. Ollie will demonstrate pickling, a traditional method of preserving produce.

He will illustrate the following taste combinations:

Pigeon, Pickled Blackberries, Oats, Parsnip Puree
Bresaola, Pickled Jerusalem Artichoke, Cheddar, Salad
Mackerel, Pickled Beetroot, Oat Pancake, Creme Fraiche


12.15pm Cakes with Secret Ingredients – Kate Saunders from Blackberry Cottage

The secret to Kate’s cakes is that vegetables are the biggest ingredient and in this demonstration she will reveal some of the tricks of her trade.





1pm Nick Lumley aka The Old Trout Smoker
Hungerford’s own Nick Lumley, when not performing in the West End can usually be found fishing on the River Kennet.

Nick’s freezer is always full of trout and he is going to share his favourite method of smoking – the fish that is.


1.45pm Introduction to Fungus Foraging by Steve Wallis
Experienced mushroomer Steve Wallis offers some important advice to get you started.

2pm Where does our food come from? Lawrence Woodward O.B.E.
One of the UK’s leading experts on organic & sustainable farming (and ex-director of Elm Farm Organic Research Centre) Lawrence Woodward will talk about alternatives to GM farming and answer any questions about where your food comes from.



2.30pm Delicious, Healthy Dishes from Eliane’s by Rafia Willmott

rafiaeliane2 cropRafia specialises in healthy, tasty dishes at Eliane on Hungerford High Street. Her menus have a mediterranean influence and are always colourful, mouth-watering and nutritious.




3.15pm Cocktails by The Three Swans Hotel Bar Team