MasterChef Live

MasterChef Winner Phil Vickery MBE Cooks At MasterChef LIVE 

MasterChef LIVE returns to London’s Olympia from 11thto 13thNovember with this year’s Celebrity MasterChef Winner, Phil Vickery MBE attending, it was announced today (MONDAY).

Phil is the latest addition to the tantalising line-up for food and wine lovers. He joins a whole host of MasterChef faces, which includes host and judges, John Torode and Gregg Wallace, last year’s Celebrity Champion  – Lisa Faulkner as well as this year’s finalists, Kirsty Wark and Nick Pickard; Michel Roux Jr, Monica Galetti, Dhruv Baker, James Nathan, Tim Anderson, to name but a few.

Visitors will have the chance to watch Phil Vickery in the competitive Cook-Off theatre sessions. Hosted by John and Gregg, he’ll compete head-to-head with previous champion, Lisa Faulkner and MasterChef Champion, Tim Anderson.

Phil said: “I’ve heard great stuff happens at MasterChef LIVE and I can’t quite believe that I’m going to be judged by John and Gregg again so soon! Some may say a case of out of the frying pan and into the fire but I’m really looking forward to being there.”

The hugely popular live event will, once again, offer inspiring entertainment, great food and unique opportunities to take part in interactive demonstrations.

There’s also a chance to cook for John Torode and Gregg Wallace in the new MasterChef LIVE Challenge sponsored by Plenty.

The exciting new competition gives members of the public the chance to win John and Gregg’s approval by creating a signature dish in just 45 minutes! In keeping with the TV programme, contestants will need to use their cooking skills to impress using their own ingredients and innovation.

MasterChef The Professionals judge Michel Roux Jr will be wowing audiences with his signature dishes in the Chef’s Theatre sponsored by Sainsbury’s.

Acclaimed Michelin-starred chefs Tom Kitchin and Michael Caines will also be cooking live alongside this year’s MasterChef finalists in the brand new Michelin meets MasterChef.

Popular MasterChef 2008 Champion James Nathan returns to the show this year to host the Demonstration Stage sponsored by Sainsbury’s from Friday through to Sunday. He’ll be presiding over the stage, interviewing chefs including Monica Galetti, Dhruv Baker and well-known faces from MasterChef 2011 as they share their knowledge and cooking wisdom with the audience. Monica will also be imparting her words of culinary wisdom at the all-new MasterChef Cook School.

As well as picking up a plethora of cooking tips from a wide range of MasterChef faces, visitors can also taste some of the iconic MasterChef dishes at the Pop Up Restaurant.

On top of the amazing line up of MasterChef content there is as a vast choice of delicious food and drink to taste and try and buy plus a wealth of expertise on offer.

Once again MasterChef LIVE will be home to London’s finest speciality food market – showcasing over 120 producers. The Producers’ Village hosts a collection of the very best international producers of artisan food and drink. Partnerships with Slow Food UK, and schemes such as The Producers Bursary Awards enable small, deserving producers opportunities to attend the show.

Following its debut last year the massively popular Wine Show will once again run alongside MasterChef LIVE, where you can learn how to pick out the perfect wines in tasting sessions at the Drinks Tasting Theatre sponsored byLiebherrwith celebrity experts including Oz Clarke and Tim Atkin.

John Torode said: “MasterChef LIVE is back – it’s bigger and better than ever before.  It’s the highlight of the foodies calendar and with so many exciting things to see and taste it’s an experience you don’t want to miss!”

Key features at MasterChef LIVE include:

A brand new competition, The MasterChef LIVE Challenge sponsored by Plenty debuts at the show, where aspiring MasterChefs can prepare their signature dish for judges John and Gregg – the overall winner will be crowned MasterChef LIVE Challenge Champion 2011. 

  • MasterChef Cook-Offs see champions from previous series compete head-to-head in the Chefs’ Theatre sponsored by Sainsbury’s in the MasterChef Champions League.

  • The Chef’s Theatre sponsored by Sainsbury’s hosts MasterChef Appearancesand Demos.

  • The All New MasterChef Cook School offers unique opportunities to learn from experts including John Torode and the brilliant Monica Galetti.

  • At the Hot Tips Podvisitors can gain a wealth of culinary ideas from MasterChef 2011 faces, plus there’s skills sessions including doughnut making, fish filleting, pasta making and butter making.

  • The Restaurant Experience sponsored by Hardys will house the MasterChef Pop-Up Restaurant alongside some of London’s top eateries (including Gauthier Soho, Maze, Roast, Blue Elephant, Smiths of Smithfield’s, Wallace & Co and Theo Randall at the Intercontinental).

  • The Producers’ Villageis where visitors will find unique, independent artisan producers of the finest food and drink. With over 120 to choose from there is bound to be something to excite even the most hardcore food enthusiasts.

  • Slow Food UK returns to the show for 2011 – the inspirational organisation that believes food is a common language and that good, clean, environmentally respectful and fair food is a universal right. 

  • The Foodlovers Approved Area is where you will find the best of local and regional food and drink producers, hand selected by the UK’s most knowledgeable food expert, Henrietta Green.

  • The Producers Bursary Award Winners are the most outstanding, deserving and passionate artisan producers we could find, experiencing a rigorous judging process to win the chance to attend the show.

Free entry to The Wine Show: The Wine Show is London's finest wine experience and will be jam-packed with the country's leading wine experts, including Oz Clarke.

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