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Chef demos 2017-10-02T13:35:32+00:00

Chef demos

The greatest chefs, pastry chefs, master chocolatiers and young talents follow one another in the Chocolate Theatre demonstration area to present their best chocolate recipes.
Take a seat and learn tips, techniques and how to create your own chocolate delights from the masters!
The participation in the live demonstrations is open to all visitors on a first come, first serve basis.

Friday 13th October

12pm Cynthia Stroud

Cake Designer & Confectioner from BBC Two’s The Sweet Makers

Filthy Naked Cake

1pm John Whaite

Food Writer and Pastry Chef

Brown butter, hazelnut and salted caramel brownies

2pm Nadiya Hussain

The Times Magazine Columnist and Presenter of Nadiya’s British Food Adventure

Crispy Chocolate & Salted Peanut Tart

3pm Chloe Timms

Founder of Fatties Bakery

Gold mine brownies

4pm World Chocolate Masters winner

Exploring Futropolis

5pm Donald Wressell

Executive Pastry Chef at Guittard Chocolate Company

Chocolate chip cookies and chocolate marshmallows

6pm International Chocolate Awards Ceremony

Saturday 14th October

11am David Greenwood-Haigh

Chocolatier & Founder of Cœur de Xocolat

Beetroot, Turmeric & Rum Truffles

 12pm Paul A. Young

Master Chocolatier at Paul a Young Fine Chocolates

Beef dripping caramels including tempering and decoration

1pm Edd Kimber

Baker, Author & 2010 Great British Bake Off Winner

Matcha Oreos

2pm Cherish Finden

Pastry Chef & Bake Off: Creme de la Creme judge

3pm Cleo Rocos

AquaRiva – Tequila

Guilt Free Chocolate Treat

4pm Elroy Pereira

Head Pastry Chef at Benares restaurant

Dark chocolate truffle torte

5pm Dominican Republic – Diana Munné

Chef & Owner of Xocolat

Avocado Ganache with Cocoa Butter & Caribbean Praline

6pm Donald Wressell

Executive Pastry Chef at Guittard Chocolate Company

Chocolate chip cookies and chocolate marshmallows

Sunday 15th October

11am Karen Waller

Head Chocolatier at Rococo

Citrus Rooibos chocolate

12pm Dominican Republic – Diana Munné

Chef & Owner of Xocolat

Avocado Ganache with Cocoa Butter & Caribbean Praline

1pm Kelly Nadjarian

Head Pastry Chef at Duck & Waffle

Peanut Fingers

2pm Lucie Bennett

Award-winning Patissier & Chocolatier

How to coat and decorate a chocolate cake with natural style decorations

3pm Aneesh Popat

Chocolatier & Owner of The Chocolatier

Monkey Business – banana water ganache, cocoa nib & peanut praline, chocolate biscuit, banana compote and cinnamon clove milk

4pm Erik Houlihan-Jong

Chocolatier at Divine Chocolate

Wensleydale and Cranberry Chocolate Truffles

5pm Andrew Gravett

Executive Pastry Chef at the Langham

Leki Grey – Ivoire chocolate and earl grey infused cream with a grapefruit compote and light sponge