At last year’s Good Food Show we spent longer than I’d like to admit seeking out our favourite chefs. This year I’m taking a more planned approach and creating my celebrity chef cheat sheet so I can be sure to get my peepers on every single one!

For each I’ve made a short bio, mug shot and a note of the top question I’d love to ask them, which probably just confirms why I’m often kept at a safe distance.

Paul Hollywood

Paul Hollywood

King of Great British Bake Off, Paul Hollywood is a familiar name to all food fans. He’s recently completed a live tour, contributed to multiple food publications and works with the Flour Advisory Board.

I would……present him with the sorry looking loaf I made using his book and demand answers.

See him on Sunday 10th April in the Supertheatre, live interviews and book signing.

Tom KerridgeTom Kerridge

One of my favourites, Tom Kerridge is the patron at the two Michelin starred Hand & Flowers. He’s also had a number of successful cook books and TV shows.

I would ask……..if he could boost me up the waiting list for his forever-full restaurant.

See him on Friday 8th April in the Supertheatre, live interviews and book signing.

Michel Roux Jr.Michel Roux Jr.

A legend in his own right, Michel Roux Jr. has appeared on countless television shows including Masterchef: The Professionals, Food and Drink and Great British Food Revival.

I would ask……..did he really choose potatoes over Masterchef?

See him on Saturday 9th April in the Supertheatre, live interviews and book signing.

The Hairy BikersHairy Bikers

Si and Dave are two of the most entertaining chefs on TV and, having seen them at the Good Food Show before, are just as good live.


I would ask……where I should go on my next food holiday.

See them on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th April in the Supertheatre, live interviews and book signing.

Stephanie MoonStephanie Moon

York favourite Stephanie Moon cooks at Rudding Park as well as teaching as the York Cookery School. You’ll also have seen her on Great British Menu.


I would ask…..what’s the next big thing in Yorkshire food?

See her on Saturday 9th April on the interview stage.

Frances AtkinsFrances Atkins

Frances is co-owner of The Yorke Arms which I have heard excellent things about. She also appeared on Great British Menu and is very well respected amongst her peers. She has been awarded a Michelin Star every consecutive year since 2003.

I would ask….for her top tips for new chefs.

See her on Friday 8th April on the interview stage.

Dr Claire MaguireDr Claire Maguire

Raw food expert, life coach and yoga practitioner, Dr Claire believes food is the core of a healthy life and tests it on guests at her retreat. She makes raw, gluten free, dairy free and sugar free versions of all your favourite treats.

I would ask…..why?

See her on Friday 8th April on the interview stage.

Lotte Duncanlotte duncan

Accomplished interviewer, presenter and broadcaster, Lotte can be seen across TV, judging various food competitions and presenting her book, Lotte’s Country Kitchen.

I would ask……for some better questions to ask all these chefs.

See her on Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th April hosting the interview stage.

Who are you most looking forward to seeing at this year’s BBC Good Food Show Spring?


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