BBC Good Food Show returns to Birmingham's NEC

BBC Good Food Show Summer is set to welcome a whole host of culinary stars, including Dame Mary Berry and James Martin, as the four-day event returns to Birmingham this June.

An impressive roster of Michelin-star chefs, cookery show stars and baking legends will be showcasing their skills at the event in Birmingham which takes place from 16-19 June at the NEC. It gives visitors a fascinating insight into the passion and expertise of some of the UK’s most exciting tastemakers.

In 'The Big Kitchen' visitors can experience the very best celebrity chefs and experts cooking up a storm live on stage. This year’s star-studded line-up also includes Nadiya Hussain; Great British Bake Off and Strictly Come Dancing star, John Whaite; TV favourite, James Martin; Michelin-star chefs, Michel Roux and Tom Kerridge; Queen of Baking, Dame Mary Berry; MasterChef stars, John Torode and Lisa Faulkner and top blogger, Jane Dunn.

Local food hero and Michelin starred chef, Glynn Purnell is also returning to the Show and will be going head-to-head against Ellis Barrie, for an exclusive cook-off in the Chef Challenge.

Brand-new for this summer, the 'Italian Kitchen' offers the chance to be inspired by top chefs and experts including Gennaro Contaldo, Ravneet Gill, Giovanni Santoro, Joe Hurd and Ruby Bhogal as they stir-up the very best Italian dishes and showcase new ways to make traditional dishes, giving guests plenty of tips and inspiration along the way.

For those looking for a pinch of inspiration, and a slice of something delicious to take home, The Producers’ Village is an unmissable food market at the heart of the show, hosting small artisan food and drink producers who pride themselves on the quality and provenance of their products. Rachael Clarke, Event Director at BBC Good Food Show, said:

“Birmingham boasts an array of Michelin-star restaurants, artisan makers and independent producers, so we’re delighted to host this year’s Good Food Show in the city.

"With one of our most exciting line-ups yet, and a jam-packed schedule of live cooking demonstrations and hands on Masterclasses, it promises to celebrate the very best of the UK’s culinary scene and will be a must-see for every food and drink enthusiast.”

As well as exploring BBC Good Food Show Summer, guests can also enjoy BBC Gardeners’ World Live, which will offer plenty of floral fun including beautiful show gardens and borders, the floral marquee and expert advice from green-fingered royalty such as Monty Don, Adam Frost, Joe Swift and Frances Tophill.

BBC Good Food Show Summer and BBC Gardeners’ World Live run from 16-19 June at the NEC Birmingham. For information and tickets, you can visit


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