Cookery Stage Compere

Simon has compered with:

Mary Berry

Raymond Blanc

James Martin

The Hairy Bikers

Mich Turner (Little Venice Cake Company)

Kenny Tutt (Masterchef winner 2018)

Candice Brown (GBBO winner 2016)

John Whaite (GBBO winner 2014)

Benoit Blin (Bake Off the Professionals)

Daisy Lowe (Strictly Come Dancing 2016)

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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