Sunday, June 20, 2010

BBC Summer Good Food Show 2010 Birmingham

My day started in the Press Office where I was given tickets to see Matt Tebbutt in the Summer Kitchen and other treats. I was then asked if I would be willing to take part in the MasterChef Experience Invention Test.

Before I knew it I was being whisked away to the MasterChef Theatre, given an apron, briefed, shown to my workstation, and then the opportunity to familiarise myself with the fresh and dry ingredients provided. Also, a quick tuition of the Miele state of the art kitchen appliances I would be using. The name of the game is to produce something innovative in just 30 minutes. Phew! No, I didn't win or even come third, I thought I would give all of the other contestants a chance!!! I did have lots of fun, even though I couldn't produce anything that resembled even the merest hint of a Michelin star.

My husband bagged himself a front row seat and did his best to take photographs for ourselves and also another contestant, who unfortunately was at the opposite side of the stage to me.


In my session John Torode and Gregg Wallace were keeping a watchful eye over us with the help of Mat Follas and James Nathan, who are two previous MasterChef winners. Andi Peters was the compere and offered us an arm of support. We were all allocated a sous chef from Birmingham Food College and I was very fortunate to have such a helpful and charming right hand man.


After this we returned to the Press Office, sat on a comfy sofa and re-energised ourselves with coffee before our tour of the Good Food Show.

Chocolate Fondue.


I would love one of these!


I had a scoop of the cherry ice cream.


Nouga.


The Liquorice Stall.


Olive Oil.



Summer Kitchen with Matt Tebbutt.


Bubbly!



Thank you to Emma, Haymarket Exhibitions and the BBC Summer Good Food Show for a really great day out!

18 comments:

Kath said...

What a brilliant day and well done you for taking part in that competition. It sounds nerve wracking to say the least. I am impressed. I hope you got some of that bubbly to celebrate.

The Caked Crusader said...

looks a great day out. You're much braver than me - I'd be far too scared to take part in the invention test!

bellini valli said...

Sounds like an excellent way to spend the day:D

Juliana said...

Wow, what a fun day! Loved going through the pictures...thanks!

Jan said...

Looks like you had a good time!
Ps: Not too sure if you're getting my emails - have emailed twice but no reply to either :(

James said...

Oh - and what did you make on stage?

James said...

Looks like you had a great time! So much amazing food. Damn - should have taken those free tickets after all.....

Margaret said...

James - I'm not telling! It definitely wouldn't have got me a place on Master Chef.

Margaret said...

Jan - I am really sorry. My email sometimes 'plays up'. They must be stuck in my main account and haven't come down. Will look asap. Mx

Sophie said...

What a lovely experience for you & do some good cooking!! waw!! Lucky you & brave you are too!

I love John Torode & I ate in his restaurant a couple of times,...

Janice said...

Looks like a great day. Well done on taking part in the Masterchef challenge, that is really demanding.

lynn said...

Wish I'd gone now, it looks like you had a blast!!!!!

Choclette said...

Sounds like a great day Margaret and well done you for taking part in MasterChef - most impressed.

Nicisme said...

Loved reading this Margaret, what a great day you had - and impressed that you did the MasterChef thing!

Maria♥ said...

Well done on taking part in the Masterchef challenge, sounds like you had a fun day!

Maria
x

Anne said...

Was gutted I couldn't make it this year as really enjoyed last years!

Looks like you had a fab time, well done on taking part in the challenge!

nic @ nipitinthebud said...

looks like you had a blast :o)

Brownieville Girl said...

Sounds like a fantastic day!

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