Tom Kerridge to open 20th Skills for Chefs conference

20 December 2016 by
Tom Kerridge to open 20th Skills for Chefs conference

Tom Kerridge is to open the 20th Skills for Chefs conference at Sheffield City College, which sees the event launch a new format for the anniversary.

The conference will open on 5 July with An Audience with Tom Kerridge, a live discussion with the chef-patron of the two-Michelin-starred Hand & Flowers Pub in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. This will be followed by a Parsi feast created by Cyrus Todiwala of Café Spice Namaste, working with chefs at the University of Sheffield.

The conference will continue on 6 July with culinary presentations from chefs including Paul Cunningham, while pastry skills will be on show from Claire Clark, whose career spans from the Ritz to the French Laundry in California.

Chefs Francesco Mazzei from Sartoria in Mayfair and Damian Wawrzyniak are also on the line-up, as well as Rupert Rowley, head chef at Fischer's Baslow Hall, who will run a series of masterclass sessions.

The conference will close with a gala dinner on 6 July.

David McKown, director of Skills for Chefs, said: "We wanted to change things around for the 20th anniversary and this new format will allow more delegates to engage with both the business and networking programme."

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