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Join us on the beach for a real celebration of all that is great and vibrant about our region’s food and drink industry.

This year a selection of top celebrity and home-grown Cornish chefs will take to our chef demo stage with large crowds

The Asado Fire Pit returns this May. On show will be a range of techniques, cooking seafood, meat and vegetables over fire, using the fire pit, hanging frame, grills, chapas and an asado cross. Country Fire Kitchen will be supplying the kit and cooking alongside other expert chefs over the weekend.

Chef demos take place at The Asado Fire Pit on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during St Ives Food and Drink Festival. Check out some of the chef’s who will be involved this year. Hosted by Mick Smith of Porthminster Beach Café.


Hosted by Mick Smith of Porthminster Beach Café.

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Friday 12th May

11.30  Natasha Osborne
12.15  Adam Banks
13.00  Fraser Bruce
13.45  Jack Stein & Ross Geach
14.30  Karan Gokani
15.30  Jeffrey Robinson
16.30  Chris “Chops” Taylor

Chef Demos

Friday 12th May

Saturday 13th May

11.30  Stephen Holloway & Bradley Monk
12.30  Dorian Janmaat
13.30  Ana Ortiz
14.30  Simon Stallard
15.30  Kathy Slack
16.30  Jude Kereama

Chef Demos

Saturday 14th May

Sunday 14th May

11.30  Hylton Espey
12.30  Rupert Cooper
13.30  Kathy Slack
14.30  Andrew Tuck
15.30  Guy Owen
16.30  Stephane Delourme

Chef Demos

Sunday 14th May