Leading chefs to show off their skills at Southport Flower Show
Ellis Barrie, Luis Troyano and Lilibet Connard will all be making guest appearances to show off their culinary abilities at the show which takes place over several days in August
TV chef Ellis Barrie is to show visitors to this year’s Southport Flower Show how he wowed expert judges on the Great British Menu.
Ellis, who reached the final of the BBC kitchen contest earlier this summer, will demonstrate his culinary skills when he appears in the cookery theatre at Southport.
He won the North West heat of the Great British Menu in June after being hailed as a ‘real talent’ by Michelin star-holding judge Daniel Clifford.
Liverpool-born Ellis was still a teenager when he had the vision of turning a shed on a caravan site on Anglesey in North Wales into a dining-out destination.
Eight years later, that shed has become award-winning restaurant the Marram Grass.
For his appearance on the Great British Menu, Ellis created a seafood dish made entirely with ingredients sourced within two miles of his restaurant near Newborough on Anglesey.
He will put on two demonstrations in the cookery theatre at Southport at 12pm and 3pm on Saturday, August 19.
He said: “I’ve heard nothing but great things about the Southport Flower Show and it is an event that has grown and blossomed.
“I’m delighted to be involved in the 2017 show, it’s my first big show back home in Merseyside. I can’t wait to cross the bridge and head to Southport.”
Also coming back to Southport to share their cookery expertise with visitors this year are show favourites Luis Troyano and Lilibet Connard.
Luis shot to fame with his skillful cake making in the 2014 final of The Great British Bake Off. He will be returning to the cookery theatre this year on Sunday, August 20.
And the star attraction on Thursday, August 17, is Lilibet Connard, the driving force behind Southport foodie destination Lilibets of Paris and a regular guest at the show.