Demonstrations

The Festival runs a large number of demonstrations, which can be found on St Sampson's Square

Events in Date / Time Order:

22. 09. 2017
Noon
York Chocolate Story Demonstration
York Chocolate Story Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Demonstration from one of York's biggest tourist attractions, York Chocolate Story.
Free entry

22. 09. 2017
3pm
Star Inn the Harbour Demonstration
Star Inn the Harbour Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Demonstration from the Head Chef at Star Inn the Harbour in Whitby. The newest establishment by Andrew Pern.
Star Inn The City will be demonstrating on same day at 4pm. A demonstration from Andrew Pern himself will be happening at 3pm on 23rd.
Free entry

22. 09. 2017
4pm
Star Inn the City Demonstration
Star Inn the City Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Demonstration from the Head Chef of "Star Inn the City". One of Andrew Pern's four Yorkshire restaurants.
Star Inn The Harbour will be demonstrating on 22nd at 3pm. A demonstration from Andrew Pern himself will be happening at 3pm on 23rd.
Free entry

23. 09. 2017
1pm
Rafi's Spicebox Demonstration
Rafi's Spicebox Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

A demonstration from Rafi's Spicebox chefs creating homemade curries.
We will be passing on our spice knowledge and cooking recipes from our cookbook, utilising the famous Rafi's curry pack. We will also cook several small simple recipes, with the goal of inspiring people to cook amazing Indian food at home. Each of the recipes will be cooked with seasonal produce, and we will be offering out taster on every dish at the end of the demo.
Free entry

23. 09. 2017
2pm
The Grand Hotel & Spa Demonstration
The Grand Hotel & Spa Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Demonstration from The Rise Restaurant, Terrace & Bar at The Grand Hotel & Spa
Free entry

23. 09. 2017
3pm
Andrew Pern Demonstration
Andrew Pern Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Watch Michelin Star holder and Great British Menu finalist Andrew Pern demonstrate "Star at Harome" style..
Free entry

23. 09. 2017
4pm
Cut & Chase Cocktail Demonstration
Cut & Chase Cocktail Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Cocktail demonstration from Cut & Chase Restaurant and Bar
Free entry

24. 09. 2017
2pm
Rafi's Spicebox Demonstration
Rafi's Spicebox Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

A demonstration from Rafi's Spicebox chefs creating homemade curries.
We will be passing on our spice knowledge and cooking recipes from our cookbook, utilising the famous Rafi's curry pack. We will also cook several small simple recipes, with the goal of inspiring people to cook amazing Indian food at home. Each of the recipes will be cooked with seasonal produce, and we will be offering out taster on every dish at the end of the demo.
Free entry

24. 09. 2017
3pm
4pm
Stuart Snell Demonstration
Stuart Snell Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Stuart Snell from Mr P's Curious Tavern (one of Andrew Pern's Restaurants) Demonstrates
Free entry

25. 09. 2017
Noon
Ready Steady Cook with the Dean Court Hotel
Ready Steady Cook with the Dean Court Hotel

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Watch chefs John Malia from the Dean Court Hotel and Mike Edmundson from Walmgate Ale House & Bistro battle it out in a Ready Steady Cook style competition.
Free entry

25. 09. 2017
1pm
Until 5pm.
Young Chefs Competition
Young Chefs Competition

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Watch York's Young Chefs battle it out to be crowned Young Chef of the Year 2017.
To enter click here.
Free entry

26. 09. 2017
Noon
Baba Ganoush Demonstration
Baba Ganoush Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Baba Ganoush join up with The Wine Chapter
Free entry

26. 09. 2017
1pm
The Botanist Ale Demonstration
The Botanist Ale Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

An Ale demonstration and tasting from The Botanist.
Free entry

26. 09. 2017
2pm
Skosh Demonstration
Skosh Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Neil Bentinck will demonstrate dishes using local Yorkshire produce.
Free entry

26. 09. 2017
3pm
Dean Court Hotel Demonstration
Dean Court Hotel Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Demonstration from chef John Malia from the Dean Court Hotel.
Free entry

26. 09. 2017
4pm
The Wine Chapter Demonstration
The Wine Chapter Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Join The Wine Chapter for cocktail demonstrations!
They won’t just show you how to mix the drinks, they'll be demonstrating how to make the syrups, purées and bitters used to elevate spirits from simple shorts into cracking cocktails!
Free entry

27. 09. 2017
Noon
Adam Jackson Demonstration
Adam Jackson Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Demonstration by Adam Jackson from "The Park" restaurant situated in Marmadukes Hotel in York.
For more information on "The Park" visit their wesbite. The Park
Free entry

27. 09. 2017
1pm
Corner Grill Demonstration
Corner Grill Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Demostration from Radek Bak from the Corner Grill
Free entry

27. 09. 2017
2pm
French Chef At Home Demonstration
French Chef At Home Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Demonstration from French Chef at Home, Yves Quemerais.
Free entry

27. 09. 2017
3pm
Rascills Restaurant Demonstration
Rascills Restaurant Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Award winning chef, Richard Johns of Rascills restaurant, Raskelf, North Yorkshire takes to the Festival's demonstration stage.
Free entry
Having moved from a successful culinary career in East Yorkshire to Raskelf, Richard and Lindsey's restaurant now nestles under the White Horse of Kilburn. Rascills is now 10 months old and has a new entry in the Good Food Guide. York residents and Festival goers can sometimes find Rascills in the Shambles market.

Richard will also be judging the Junior Chef Competition on Monday 25th September in the demonstration area.

Less information

27. 09. 2017
4pm
The Wine Chapter Demonstration
The Wine Chapter Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Join The Wine Chapter for cocktail demonstrations!
They won’t just show you how to mix the drinks, they'll be demonstrating how to make the syrups, purées and bitters used to elevate spirits from simple shorts into cracking cocktails!
Free entry

28. 09. 2017
Noon
Baba Ganoush Demonstration
Baba Ganoush Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Baba Ganoush join up with The Wine Chapter
Free entry

28. 09. 2017
1pm
James McKenzie Demonstration
James McKenzie Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Join award-winning Michelin star chef James MacKenzie from the Pipe and Glass for a demonstration.
Free entry

28. 09. 2017
4pm
BBC Radio York -  Ready Steady Cook
BBC Radio York - Ready Steady Cook

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Join BBC Radio York for a presenters cook-off challenge in the "Ready Steady Cook" style.
Free Reservation
Free Entry. Turn up on the day or reserve a space now!

29. 09. 2017
Noon
Sara Danesin Medio Demonstration
Sara Danesin Medio Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Masterchef finalist Sara Danesin Medio demonstrates.
Free entry

29. 09. 2017
1pm
Steph Moon Demonstration
Steph Moon Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Great British Menu, Yorkshire Food Scene star Steph Moon and consultant chef for Rudding Park demonstrates.
Free entry

29. 09. 2017
2pm
Dean Court Hotel Demonstration
Dean Court Hotel Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Demonstration from chef John Malia from the Dean Court Hotel.
Free entry

29. 09. 2017
3pm
Cosy Club Cocktail Demonstration
Cosy Club Cocktail Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Join the Cosy Club for a cocktail demonstration from some of York’s finest! Witness Cosy Club taking you through some of their well-known cocktail recipes.
Free entry

29. 09. 2017
4pm
Sharmini Thomas Demonstration
Sharmini Thomas Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Demonstration from Sharmini Thomas, York's Indian Cookery Guru.
Free entry

30. 09. 2017
12:30 pm
Josh Overington Demonstration
Josh Overington Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Demonstration by Josh Overington from Le Cochon Aveugle and 2017 Great British Menu Competitor.
Free entry

30. 09. 2017
1:15pm
Rafi's Spicebox Demonstration
Rafi's Spicebox Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

A demonstration from Rafi's Spicebox chefs creating homemade curries.
We will be passing on our spice knowledge and cooking recipes from our cookbook, utilising the famous Rafi's curry pack. We will also cook several small simple recipes, with the goal of inspiring people to cook amazing Indian food at home. Each of the recipes will be cooked with seasonal produce, and we will be offering out taster on every dish at the end of the demo.
Free entry

30. 09. 2017
2pm
York College Demonstration
York College Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Chefs from Ashfield Restaurant at York College will demonstrate.
Free entry

30. 09. 2017
3pm
The Grand Hotel & Spa Demonstration
The Grand Hotel & Spa Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Demonstration from Hudson's Restaurant at The Grand Hotel & Spa
Free entry

30. 09. 2017
4pm
Tommy Banks Demonstration
Tommy Banks Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Demonstration from Michelin star and Great British Menu winner Tommy Banks
Tommy is Head Chef of The Black Swan at Olstead.
Free entry

01. 10. 2017
1pm
Florian Poirot Demonstration
Florian Poirot Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Join Florian Poirot, Master Pâtissier for a demonstration on sugar.
Free entry

01. 10. 2017
3pm
Sharmini Thomas Demonstration
Sharmini Thomas Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Demonstration from Sharmini Thomas, York's Indian Cookery Guru.
Free entry