Cookery Stage Compere

Simon has compered with:

Mary Berry

Raymond Blanc

James Martin

John Torode

The Hairy Bikers

John Whaite (GBBO winner 2012 + Strictly Come Dancing 2021)

Briony May Williams (GBBO + Ch4 Food Unwrapped)
Candice Brown (GBBO winner 2016)

Kenny Tutt (Masterchef winner 2018)

Benoit Blin (Bake Off the Professionals)

Mich Turner (Little Venice Cake Company)

Restaurateurs and Michelin starred chefs

  • A highly professional and charismatic event compere

  • Broad experience in a range of live event and broadcast TV situations.

  • Compere for large or small events

  • Warm, genuine and engaging delivery
  • Solid underlying knowledge of both food and cookery to enhance every chef’s demonstration

  • Keeps everything running on time and looking slick and professional.


  • A team player and self-motivator backstage

  • Able to perform to a tight schedule under pressure, problem solve on the hoof, and deliver great results whatever the circumstances.

  • Experienced with headset and stick mics, interviewing, vox-pops and audience interaction

  • Ensures your event runs really smoothly and is lots of fun!

Simon has compered at:

Blenheim Palace Food Festival

Longleat Food Festival

AGA Festival,

Royal Geographical Society, London

Kenwood Cookery Theatre,

Goodwood Revival

Thame, Caerphilly and Ipswich Food Festivals

From a tent in a field to a 300 seat theatre


  • Thank you so very much for all your hard work and support on Saturday - you were absolutely WONDERFUL!” Lotte Duncan, Director, Thame Food Festival

  • I received some absolutely fantastic feedback, with a number of chefs since taking time to tell me how much they enjoyed working with you during their session” Samantha Rose, Festival Manager, Althorp Food Festival

  • Thank you so much for supporting the event at short notice and for helping to bring everything together so well!” Patricia Saunders, Event Manager, Letchworth Food Festival 

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