Take a look at all of the amazing chefs that visited in 2018, we’re busy inviting chefs to attend the 2019 festival and will share the news soon!
Head Chef at Fifteen Cornwall
Adam took up the post of Head Chef at Fifteen Cornwall in April 2017. He worked with them previously as a Senior Sous chef for five years before leaving to follow his love of food in Australia. Returning to the UK in 2015, Adam joined the team at the Star and Garter in Falmouth alongside two other former Fifteen chefs. Adam played a key role in shaping the Star and Garter menus and style of food in the restaurant, contributing to the accolade of Best Foodie Pub in the South West as voted for by the readers of Food Magazine. Adam Banks works closely with our trusted local suppliers whose passion and dedication to growing and rearing high quality produce is celebrated in the innovative dishes he creates. Since his arrival, Adam’s considered approach to cooking and nose to tail ethos has been inspiring our chefs to make the most of this produce, whilst encouraging them to ferment, pickle, preserve and cleverly use every edible part of our beautiful ingredients.
Appleton's Bar and Restaurant
Andy Appleton is the former Head Chef of Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall, in that position for 9 years, originally a senior sous chef at Fifteen London, he was part of the team that launched the Fifteen concept back in 2002. Andy left Fifteen in February 2016 and started his own venture, a restaurant called Appleton’s at the Vineyard, a small restaurant within a new vineyard and winery in Cornwall, Trevibban Mill. For Andy, food is about more than the recipes – it’s a whole attitude and lifestyle that makes great food the focus of every day. It’s about sourcing the best seasonal ingredients at their peak, and letting them do the talking without unnecessary clutter and complexities. Andy uses some exciting and specialist ingredients from Italy but also a lot of small artisanal local producers to support the local economy.