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Chef's Brigade star at NWFF

25th September 2019

Local chef James Peck will star on the cookery demonstration stage at this year’s Northampton Winter Food Festival in November.

James triumphed in the BBC’s latest reality cooking TV show Chef’s Brigade, featuring world renowned chef Jason Atherton.

In the final episode, he was one of two chefs asked to lead Jason’s scratch team in the ultimate cook-off against a brigade from a Michelin-star restaurant in Paris.

The father-of-one from Northampton was hand picked to be on the show and spent six weeks touring the culinary capitals of Europe competing against the continent’s finest eateries.

James, 29, took time out from running his business, Burnt Lemon Catering, which specializes in private dining, weddings and events. He said: “It was totally worth it. I learnt so much.”

James cut his teeth in the Army catering corps after joining aged 16. He left at 21 and went on to work in high-end London kitchens before going alone in 2018.

He will demonstrate how to cook on a Japanese Konro barbecue, which he uses as the centre piece for informal private dinner parties.

Northampton Winter Food Festival is a celebration of artisan produce. It takes place under cover at The County Ground in Northampton on Saturday November 9 and Sunday November 10 with free parking on Abington Park.

There are over 80 food and drink stalls and free foodie fun to enjoy including chef demos, wine tastings, food talks and gin tastings. Adult tickets are £6 in advance or £8 on the day. Children over ten are £4.

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