Calling all foodies, conscious-eaters and chefs-in-the-making – the innovative Live Cooking Theatre has your name on it. Ignite your foodie flare with engaging live talks and demonstrations from our selection of carefully hand-picked experts. With everything from delicious healthy food inspiration, expert nutritional advice and medicinal recipes, the Live Cooking Theatre has it all.
Friday
Nutramilk Presents: Nut Butter & Nut Milk Workshop
Nutramilk Presents: Nut Butter & Nut Milk Workshop
With Claire Swift & Sarah Bigatti (Clean Supper Club)
Demonstrating how to use the Nutra-milk we will make nut milk and nut butter - to use in a porridge bowl and a smoothie bowl.
11:30- 12:20
Simple, Plant Based Recipes for the Busy Person
Simple, Plant Based Recipes for the Busy Person
With Ella Mills (founder of Deliciously Ella)
Be inspired by Ella Mills, founder of Deliciously Ella and champion of plant based cooking, as she demonstrates how quick and easy it is to cook delicious meals using plant based ingredients. There will be recipes to sample during the session, followed by a Q&A with Ella.
13:00-13:50
The Urban Kitchen
The Urban Kitchen
With Toral Shah
Eat with self proclaimed foodie Toral as she fuses the latest evidence based science with seasonal eating to help you to optimise your health and prevent disease. Her colourful and globally influenced food belies her passion for travel, yet brings together a diverse range of ingredients to promote gut health and prevent cancer.
14:30-15:20
JARR Kombucha Workshop
JARR Kombucha Workshop
With Adam Vanni
Join us for a Kombucha Masterclass with JARR Kombucha co-founder Adam Vanni. You'll learn all about the history, science and health benefits of Kombucha, watch a step-by-step Kombucha brewing demonstration followed by a Q&A session.
16:00-16:50
Pollen & Grace
Pollen & Grace
With Stephanie Johnson
Pollen + Grace will be sharing two recipes designed for everyday convenience, both incorporating one of our favourite superfoods - beetroot. They'll be creating and sharing an easy week day dinner option as well as a delicious dark chocolate + beetroot dessert. Both are 100% plant-based, completely free from gluten, dairy + refined sugars and so easy to replicate at home!
17:00-17:50
Cocktails and Burgers
Cocktails and Burgers
With Zanna Van Dijk, Healthy Chef Steph, Jamie Ray and Stephanie Johnson (Pollen and Grace)
Yep, you heard right. Zanna Van Dijk will be bringing the balance to our diets with an indulgent burger and cocktail special treat! Joined by guests Healthy Chef Stef, Jamie Ray and Stephanie Johnson, Zanna will invite her competitors to whip up their own creative recipes from a box of completey surprise ingredients! It's going to be fun, tasty and probably quite silly!
18:30-19:30

Saturday
The Naked Diet
The Naked Diet
With Tess Ward
Le Cordon Bleu trained Tess Ward has journeyed across the globe to dig out the inspiration behind her recipes. Her undeniable Eastern Mediterranean and North African influence is evident in all of her colourful dishes. Join Tess Ward as she cooks up a refreshing healthy summer treat: Roasted Duck with Sweet Potatoes and Grapefruit Juice.
11:00- 11:50
The Medicinal Chef
The Medicinal Chef
With Dale Pinnock
Join Dale as he presents his favourite everyday recipes to help you eat your way to better health. Packed with evidence based nutritional science, Dale’s session will delve into the benefits of the ingredients, and help you better understand the effects of blood sugar levels and fatty acid balance.
12:30- 13:20
California Walnuts presents: Healthy Snacking on the Go
California Walnuts presents: Healthy Snacking on the Go
With Nichola Ludlam-Raine (Nic's Nutrition)
Join health blogger and registered dietitian Nichola Ludlam-Raine as she creates a selection of her favourite snacking recipes using California walnuts and other plant-based essentials. Packed with omega 3s, walnuts are the perfect tasty, wholesome snack on the go. Taking minutes to prepare each delicious delight, Nichola reveals why the humble walnut is the ideal option for your next snack attack!
13:30-14:15
SOLTERITO
SOLTERITO
With Martin Morales (Ceviche and Andina)
"The word solterito means ‘unmarried’ and I find it intriguing that this emblematic Arequipa dish gets its name because it was once eaten only by unmarried men. Light but filling, the salad helped loveless bachelors to stay svelte while each one searched for a wife. I love this as a main course at lunchtime: it bursts with flavour and is very bright and colourful."
14:30-15:20
Family Friendly Food
Family Friendly Food
With Amelia Freer
Want to know how to make healthy eating quick and easy for the whole family? Join, new mother and author of ‘Nourish & Glow: The 10 Day Plan’ Amelia Freer as she discusses cooking for her new family and shows us how to create wholesome recipes that your whole family will love!
16:00-16:45
Redemption Bar
Redemption Bar
With Andrea Waters
Join Redemption Bar's Creative Director & Executive Chef Andrea Waters to create a a gorgeous platter of maki rolls filled with quinoa, avocado, enoki mushroom, shitake mushrooms, chives, and sesame seeds, with wasabi and micro red amaranth.
17:00-17:45
Mindful Chef
Mindful Chef
With Myles & Giles
If you haven't already had the pleasure of tasting one, a jackfruit is a spiky fruit grown in Sri Lanka which has a 'meaty' texture when cooked in stews and curries, and is seriously DELICIOUS! The guys behind mindful chef will be simmering down this high-fibre fruit in a barbecue-style sauce, and topping it with an avocado salsa.
18:00-18:50
Sunday
Ready, Steady, Brunch
Ready, Steady, Brunch
With Ceri Jones
Wondering what all the fuss's about, this plant-based movement? Or have zero idea where to start? What better place to kick things off than with a healthy and hearty Plant-Based Brunch. Ceri Jones will be busting plant-based myths, inspiring novice dieters and making veggies taste real damn good - like you never even thought was possible!
10:30-11:20
Hug de Cook
Hug de Cook
With Hugo Davies
Financier by day, devout cook by night, Hugdecook's got his work-food-life balance down to a tee. At the festival this year, Hugdecook will be showing his sweet and sour side, as he whips up a protein-packed meatfeast...
12:00-12:50
East by West
East by West
With Jasmine Hemsley
Jasmine's latest concept is East by West, an idea that came to life as a pop-up café within the Maiyet Concept Store between October - December 2016. Inspired by her travels in Sri Lanka and India, East by West realises Jasmine's vision of Ayurvedic cuisine and wisdom. Following a successful three month pop-up at Maiyet, the East by West cookbook launched in November 2017, delving further into Jasmine's passion for holistic Eastern foods and therapies.
13:30- 14:10
Sustainable Eating: How to embrace zero waste
Sustainable Eating: How to embrace zero waste
With Alexandra Dudley
Join Alexandra Dudley, author of Land & Sea, as she shares advice on eating sustainably and using the whole ingredient, stalks 'n all.  In a world where its essential to look after the health of our planet, as well as that of our own, Alexandra shows us how easy it is to create delicious dishes with zero waste.
15:00-15:50
Zanna Presents: Cooking with the Doctors
Zanna Presents: Cooking with the Doctors
With Zanna van Dijk, Dr. Rupy Aujla (Doctors Kitchen), Dr. Hazel Wallace (Food Medic)
Cooking just got nerdy. Host Zanna Van Dijk will interview Rupy and Hazel, qualified doctors, about the delicious meals they're creating in the kitchen. We will hear exactly why we need diverse, colourful and nutrient dense foods in our diets, backed by science. Prepare to make brain gains.
16:30-17:20


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