Cookery Master Class
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Cookery Masterclass & Tastes Theatre

Cookery Masterclass & Tastes Theatre

We have an amazing line up of expert chefs, cooks and bakers to inspire and
delight you. They’ll be demonstrating the skills and creating some wonderful
dishes that you’ll also be able to taste at the end of the session. Tickets can be bought on the day for £2 for each session or you can buy a ticket in advance for £10 for all sessions. Tickets can be bought here.

Saturday 23rd June

11.00am - Ray Brenner, Head Chef, Hart House, Fleet

Ray began his career in the mid 90s in exclusive restaurants in London (including a stint as a sous chef for Roger Moore’s restaurant group). He then moved to the country pub world, and whilst head chef at The Chequers in Eversley Cross he was named Best Pub Restaurant Chef of the Year 2015. Ray is now the Head Chef at Hart House in Fleet, reflecting the best of British design, with a warm and friendly welcome. Hart House are proud to offer quality seasonal menus, with dishes cooked from quality fresh ingredients handcrafted by our skilled chefs. Ray will be creating from scratch one of Hart House’s summer dishes – Seabass Salad, Bok Choi & Orange, Panko & Wasabi Rice Balls.

Ray Brenner

12.30pm - Andrew Ryder, chef proprietor of The Phoenix Inn in Hartley Wintney

Andrew believes in serving food that our grandparents would recognise, and the menu at The Phoenix reflects his passion for British staples, and seasonal produce. He has been a regular in the cookery theatre from the first Fleet Food Festival, sharing his passion of fresh, local ingredients and entertaining the audience with his larger than life character. This year he will be featuring the ever popular devilled lamb’s kidneys, Landrace pork chop from the Meon valley with cider cream sauce, and fillet of Hake with a light pea and bacon fricasseé.

2.00pm - Adam Fargin, Head Chef at The Wild Carrot at The Four Seasons

Hampshire boy born and bred, Chef Adam takes a modern approach to classical cooking, embracing the fantastic local, seasonal produce readily available in Hampshire and nearby counties, transforming delicious British classics into his very own creations.

Adam Fargin Wild Carrot

3.30pm - Bake with Jack

Helping you bake amazing bread at home. Jack will be showing you his never fail method of making bread including where to rest your dough, how and why we knead dough in the first place, my top tips for success and the things you need to avoid to make sure your bread comes out just perfect every time.

Bake with Jack

Sunday 24th June

11.00am - Davina Quinlivan, Food writer and blogger

Davina Quinlivan is an Anglo-Burmese food writer, blogger and arts critic based in Hartley Wintney, Hampshire. Her writing draws on the authentic, Anglo-Burmese and Colonial Asian foods her family cooked during the 50’s in India and Burma and is inspired by the food memories and stories inherited from her mother and father. Her writing has appeared in Delicious magazine and Hampshire Life. Her blog is entitled Saffron and Lavender and a short collection of stories and recipes is forthcoming with Kingston University Press.


2pm - Jamie Kemp, JK Fine Chocolates

Jamie has spent many years on an extraordinary journey through Costa Rica and Madagascar to find the purest chocolate. Jamie will be sharing his passion for cocoa and supporting the communities who grow and harvest the beans. Look out for the chocolate tasting map to help you identify the flavours you are tasting.

JK Fine Chocolates

3.30pm - Sisi Ryder, chef proprietor of The Phoenix Inn

Sisi Ryder came to the UK in 1976, when the revolution in Iran was imminent. Whilst feeling more British than Iranian, through her family, especially her mother and brother, she has mastered the art of Persian cuisine, and once a year to celebrate The Persian New year in March, The Phoenix Inn, which she co-owns with her husband Andrew, features classic Persian food. In her demonstration she will be showing us the marinades for kebabs, cooking rice, aubergine caviar, yogurt dips, and using an abundance of fresh herbs.

Sisi Ryder
Food Festival Poster

Food and Drink Talks

Held in the cookery marquee, you will be able hear from food and drink experts and get some great hints, tips and information along the way.

Saturday 23rd June 

  • Anila from Anila’s Authentic Sauces
  • Basingstoke & Deane Waste Reduction
  • Peter Burt from The Truckle Cheese Co
  • Sian Jones from Winchester Distillery

Sunday 24th June

  • Lisa Robins from Longdog Brewery
  • Paul Collins from
  • Furney Copse Farm
  • Carly Hooper from Beeutiful


Live Music

Live Music

Sit back and enjoy live music while you make the most of the food and drink from the Food Market.

Bands and singers include:

  • Live music from father and son duo Richard Deadman on vocals and Derek Deadman in guitar
  • Starburst Theatre Group
  • Rock pop, soul, funk and jazz duo Supergreek fresh from their recent performance at London’s legendary 100 club
  • The Fleet Indian Community Dancers featuring a Kala The Arts performing a classical Kathak dance, the inspiration for many Bollywood moves
  • The Cherry Pickers playing their popular music spanning several decades
  • Local singer songwriter and star of the future Lilianne
  • The Kindred Spirit Band a five-piece band with a completely original take on the Folk Rock / Prog Rock genre, weaving thrilling electric violin and flute with compelling and uplifting stories, driving rhythms and haunting and bewitching female vocals
  •  Elvetham Heath Community Choir
  • Local soul singer O’rael.

Car Show - Saturday 23rd June

Saturday sees the UCC Car Show of classic cars and supercars. Following their Classic Cuisine Tour and rally over 20 supercars and classic cars will be parked by The Views for you to admire, speak to the owners and vote for your favourite cars.

The Car Show has been brought to the Fleet Food Festival by Universal Classic Cars, the largest and most advanced facility tailored to looking after classic and supercars in the UK based in Church Crookham. Find out more…

Craft Market

Craft Show - Sunday 24th June

We are delighted that we will be joined by over artisan craft stalls from The Hart of Craft who will be alongside the Food Festival on Sunday 24th June. If you are looking for the perfect gift or treat come and browse and buy from local artisan sellers. Find out more about The Hart of Craft here…