At 10.30am, kicking off the foodie proceedings in fine style will be Richard Hughes. Richard is chef director of the Assembly House in Norwich city centre and owner of The Richard Hughes Cookery School, inaugural winner of the UK Cookery School of the Year award.
Another big-hitter on the Norfolk food scene is Roger Hickman, chef proprietor of Roger Hickman’s Restaurant on Upper St Giles Street in Norwich. Porkstock visitors can see Roger on stage at 12.30pm.
Taking the 2.30pm slot is chef owner of Benedicts, Richard Bainbridge. Richard is known to many as the winner, and judge, of BBC2’s Great British Menu. Having worked for the Roux Brothers and Gunter Seeger before becoming head chef of Morston Hall, Richard and his wife founded Benedicts in 2015.
Candi Robertson, owner of Candi’s Chutney will be teaming up with Matt Cockin, founder of the Fruit Pig Company at 11.30am.
Andrew Jones is chef patron of Farmyard; Norwich’s first ‘Bistronomy’ style eatery and has recently taken over the Dial House in Reepham. Andrew will be sharing the stage with Iain McCarten, head chef of Norfolk culinary institution The Last Wine Bar and Restaurant.
Two of the region’s most talented and imaginative young chefs, they will be showcasing a range of fantastic local produce at 1.30pm.
Taking the penultimate spot on this incredible Cookery Stage line-up, at 3.30pm, is Dan Smith, chef patron of The Wildebeest at Stoke Holy Cross and Warwick Street Social. Dan appeared on BBC2’s The Great British Menu in 2016 and, in 2017, was named Craft Guild of Chefs Restaurant Chef of the Year.
And last, but most certainly not least, is Kate Barmby. A former contestant on The Great British Bake Off, Kate has established herself as one of Norfolk’s favourite cooks, creating amazing cakes and bakes.
At 4.15pm Kate will be on stage with Carol Bundock, former BBC TV presenter and Patron of Nelson’s Journey, the charity that will benefit from all Porkstock profits this year, celebrating the Nelson’s Journey Purple Picnic.