Cookery Theatre 2023
This year we will be hosting the Local Flavours moile cookery theatre. The Theatre will also be moving to a very prominent position in New Market and we ill have a selection of guest chefs. Details of who will be demonstrating on the day can be found on our Cookery Theatre page.
Cookery Theatre 2022
Last year the Cookery Theatre was located behind St. Michael’s Church, with directional signs leading visitors to this amazing vista over the Waveney Valley..
Our headline chef in the Cookery Theatre was Richard Bainbridge, chef owner of Benedicts Restaurant in Norwich. Originally from the city, Richard has worked his way through some of the most amazing restaurants and countries across the globe. He has worked for Michel Roux Senior at the 3 Michelin Starred Waterside Inn, for Günter Seeger (NY), Kevin Thornton (Dublin) and upon his return to Norfolk he was head chef at Galton Blackiston’s Morston Hall.
Richard, with his wife, Katja, opened Benedicts in June 2015, which since opening has been named in The Times Top 100 Restaurants in the UK. Benedicts was awarded 3 AA Rosettes in January 2018.
In 2015 he won BBC2’s Great British Menu and returned in 2017 as a judge on the programme judging the chefs of the central region.