The Cookery Theatre was hosted in the Maidstone Exhibition Hall.  Visitors had the opportunity to watch a  variety of chefs cooking the finest Kent Produce. This year the area was coordinated by Matthew Kearsey-Lawson, Head Chef and Owner of Multi award winning Kent Fine Foods.


The Kent is Delicious Competition took place in the Cookery Theatre on Friday 7 July the four schools selected as finalists were on stage preparing their entries.  The finalists this year created three tasty after–school snacks using as many locally grown, sourced or produced ingredients as possible.

The young chefs  explained how they made it, the number of ‘food-miles’ the dish contains, and what they learnt in the process.  The completed snacks were judged by a panel of experts and the winning school will win free travel to the Kent County Agricultural Society, “Living Land’ event next May.  All Finalists received a Farmers’ Market Association voucher to spend on a tasty hamper of food.

Saturday and Sunday

The Omelette Challenge

The Omelette challenge proved so popular last year that it is being hosted again on Saturday and Sunday morning.  This involved both individual challenges and team events. There will be a prize for fastest omelette made each day which were presented at 4.30pm – 5pm.

Cooking Demonstrations

Each afternoon a number of local chefs and producers will provide a variety of cooking demonstrations, talks and Q&A’s. Check back nearer the Show for further details.