James Martin is one of the nation’s favourite chefs. Over the past 21 years he has presented some of the most popular cooking shows on TV including his current Saturday Morning Show & American Adventure, Saturday Kitchen, Home Comforts and James Martin’s French Adventure to name a few. He has published 19 best-selling cook books and an autobiography and writes a column for The Daily Mail’s Weekend Magazine.
Passionate about food and sourcing the best ingredients, James can be found behind the stoves at James Martin Manchester and The Kitchen at the acclaimed Chewton Glen. He has been honoured with the Craft Guild of Chefs Special Award and is a member of the celebrated Roux Scholarship judging panel. He is an Honorary Graduate of York St John University and an Honorary Professor of the University of West London School of Hospitality and Tourism. Famous for his love of cars, James has completed the Mille Miglia twice.
I would certainly say Pub in the Park is up there with one of best things I have ever done, the atmosphere and buzz over those 3 days was just electric and I felt so lucky to be a part of it all. All in all, we served around 4000 dishes over the 3 days, the most popular being the Mackerel Taco which sold out on each session, I couldn’t have asked for a better crowd though as they were all willing to try the other dishes we had to offer. One of my favourite moments had to be that I got to celebrate my birthday which was on the Sunday In such an incredible way, meeting a huge amount of kind and wonderful people as well as watching The Milk who are one of my favourite bands.
Wow - what an incredible, amazing weekend! The vibe was fantastic; the food was stunning, the music outstanding, but above all else, the people of Marlow made the whole event feel very special. It showed off our lovely town to all our visitors and the chefs from all over the country and did us proud.