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The iconic Bombed Out Church will play host to chef demonstrations from 3-5 June with chefs and kitchen stars showcasing their incredible skills, as part of Taste Liverpool. Drink Bordeaux festival. 


There will be four sessions a day for you to head a long to with a different food expert making one of their favourite dishes live for you to see. In between each demonstration the venue will be transformed into a Kitchen Disco with DJs from Melodic Distraction taking to the decks to get the whole family up dancing away. 

Each demonstration will be hosted by The Guide followed by a 15 minute interview with podcast, An Hour With An Indie. So if you’re passing by The Bombed Out Church during the weekend, pop in to experience amazing cookery demonstrations, a bit of dancing and a chat with your favourite guests. 

Entrance to the chefs demos are free but admittance will be given on a first come first served basis so get there early! 

We’ve made a list below of all the chefs and kitchen stars taking part in the demonstrations so you can learn a bit more about them and when you can head over to see them.

For more information about what else is happening across the festival visit our blog here. 


Friday 3 June


Session One - Lizzie Acker – The Great British Bake Off 2021


Lizzie Acker is most well known for being an extremely popular contestant on Channel 4’s ‘Great British Bake Off’ 2021. She is an amateur baker from Liverpool with a huge personality who proved she has the talent and consistency by reaching the quarter-finals. She is very open about having ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia and keen to work to raise awareness of the conditions. Lizzie continues her baking journey and showcases her talent through demonstrations, television, social media and digital campaigns.

11:30 – 12:00 – Demo Start

12:00 – 12:10 – Bordeaux Wine Taster

12:15 – 12:30 – Q&A with Chef – hosted by An Hour with An Indie

12:30 – 13:00 – Kitchen Disco programmed by Melodic Distraction - Tonia


Session Two - Paul Askew – The Art School


Paul Askew is Chef Patron of The Art School in Liverpool. During the 12 years prior to The Art School’s opening, Paul was the Food & Beverage Director at The London Carriage Works in Liverpool, where he and the team helped to build the city’s reputation for gastronomic excellence by opening its first boutique hotel with a fine-dining restaurant.

With almost 4 decades of experience working in the restaurant industry, Paul has a firm reputation as a pioneer of excellent modern British cuisine, as well as having an unmatched level of commitment to developing the next generation of culinary talent. Throughout his career, Paul has become a stalwart of Liverpool’s burgeoning dining scene, helping the city to grow to become the gastronomic hub that it is today, and cementing him as one of the country’s most popular chefs.

13:00 – 13:30 – Demo Start

13:30 – 13:40 – Bordeaux Wine Taster

13:45 – 14:00 – Q&A with Chef – hosted by An Hour with An Indie

14:00 – 14:30 – Kitchen Disco programmed by Melodic Distraction - Tonia


Session 3 – Harry Marquart - Barnacle


14:30 – 15:00 – Demo Start

15:00 – 15:10 – Bordeaux Wine Taster

15:15 – 15:30 – Q&A with Chef – hosted by An Hour with An Indie

15:30 – 16:00 – Kitchen Disco programmed by Melodic Distraction - Tonia


Session 4 – Jerome – The Scouse Ghetto Gourmet


Born and raised in Toxteth, Liverpool, Jerome (The Scouse Ghetto Gourmet) grew up in very humble surroundings which taught him to appreciate the little things in life. Both of his parents were singers in the 70’s, so is a natural born entertainer, loving to make his friends and family laugh. Brought up by his Italian mother, naturally his favourite food is Italian with his second favourite being Caribbean food. Having just finished a drama degree and due to graduate this July 2023, Jerome owes that the drama degree has led him to where he is now.

16:00 – 16:30 – Demo Start

16:30 – 16:40 – Bordeaux Wine Taster

16:45 – 1700 – Q&A with Chef – hosted by An Hour with An Indie

17:00 – 17:30 – Kitchen Disco programmed by Melodic Distraction - Raimondo


SATURDAY 4TH JUNE


Session 1 – Sarah Mountain – Creative Chocoart & Snackmasters


Sarah Mountain is a Pastry Chef & Chocolatier with over 22 years experience within the Hospitality Industry. She has spent her career to date working in the most elite establishments in London from the Best 5 star Luxury Hotels to Patisserie shops and Michelin star restaurants.

Sarah is regarded as one of the most talented pastry chefs in her field and was featured in Elite Traveller Magazine in 2018 as One of the Top 14 Female chefs in the uk. She was featured on Channel 4’s show, ‘SnackMasters’ where she was crowned champion in 2020 after recreating the nationals favourite Quality Street Chocolates. 

Sarah has always dreamed of owning her own business, something that her Grandfather always inspired her to do. Her love for chocolate and her artistic touch, are the fundamentals for “Creative Chocoart”

11:30 – 12:00 – Demo Start

12:00 – 12:10 – Bordeaux Wine Taster

12:15 – 12:30 – Q&A with Chef – hosted by An Hour with An Indie

12:30 – 13:00 – Kitchen Disco


Session 2 – Simon Rimmer – Sunday Brunch


Simon Rimmer's television career began with Granada Breeze before appearing regularly on programmes including This Morning, The One Show, The Gadget Show & Pointless Celebrities. He has presented Making a Meal of It for BBC Two, Win It, Cook It, Tricks of the Restaurant Trade, Eat the Week with Iceland & Secrets of Our Favourite Snacks for Channel 4 & Breaking Into Tesco for Channel 5. 

Rimmer is, however, best known for his work alongside Tim Lovejoy with whom he presented Something for the Weekend on BBC Two between 2006 and 2012 & Sunday Brunch, a show with a similar format on Channel 4. 

13:00 – 13:30 – Demo Start

13:30 – 13:40 – Bordeaux Wine Taster

13:45 – 14:00 – Q&A with Chef – hosted by An Hour with An Indie

14:00 – 14:30 – Kitchen Disco


Session 3 – Steven Doherty from Le Gavroche


Steven joined Albert Roux’s iconic Le Gavroche in 1978 as a commis chef, working his way up to becoming Albert’s sous chef in 1982. When the head chef position became available he went for it, and Steven became the first Briton in history to run a three-starred restaurant. He was in charge for four years, maintaining the incredibly high standards needed, until Michel Roux Jr took over from him in 1988.

14:30 – 15:00 – Demo Start

15:00 – 15:10 – Bordeaux Wine Taster

15:15 – 15:30 – Q&A with Chef – hosted by An Hour with An Indie

15:30 – 16:00 – Kitchen Disco


Session 4 – Lucy Antal – The Alchemic Kitchen


16:00 – 16:30 – Demo Start

16:30 – 16:40 – Bordeaux Wine Taster

16:45 – 17:00 – Q&A with Chef – hosted by An Hour with An Indie

17:00 – 17:30 – Kitchen Disco


SUNDAY 5TH JUNE


Session 1 – Gabriella Margiotta – Gabriella’s Kitchen


Gabriella is the daughter and Chef at her family restaurant Cucina di Vincenzo. She is a huge lover of food from a young age coming from a big Italian family of foodies. Over lockdown Gabriella began an instagram page ‘Gabriella’s Kitchen’. As she was locked down with a household of 8 she was called to the kitchen most nights and began filming what she was making. She quickly learned people were enjoying it, with many needing some inspiration and a little direction in the kitchen. Fast forward 2 years, her page is doing great and reaching people all over the world with her recipes. She is an ambassador for some of her favourite brands and hopeful for the future of Gabriella’s kitchen. 

11:30 – 12:00 – Demo Start

12:00 – 12:10 – Bordeaux Wine Taster

12:15 – 12:30 – Q&A with Chef – hosted by An Hour with An Indie

12:30 – 13:00 – Kitchen Disco


Session 2 – Ellis Barrie - Lerpwl


Chef and chief taster for everything Barrie Bros. Ellis Barrie has overseen the development of the food from taking over The Marram Grass and transforming it into an award winning restaurant, and more recently focusing on developing the restaurant teams and opening Lerpwl at the Royal Albert Dock. He also reached the final of Great British Menu in 2017.

Find out more about Ellis Barrie in out interview with him here. 

13:00 – 13:30 – Demo Start

13:30 – 13:40 –Bordeaux Wine Taster

13:45 – 14:00 – Q&A with Chef – hosted by An Hour with An Indie

14:00 – 14:30 – Kitchen Disco


Session 3 – Niall Burgum – Lu Ban


14:30 – 15:00 – Demo Start

15:00 – 15:10 – Bordeaux Wine Taster

15:15 – 15:30 – Q&A

15:30 – 16:00 – Kitchen Disco


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