Meet our Celebrity Chef Adam Simmonds
One of the UK’s brightest culinary talents, Adam Simmonds has built a remarkable reputation leading some of Britain’s finest kitchens and earning two separate Mitchelin stars, Adam appeared in both the 2013 and 2014 Great British Menu series going on to win with his D-Day starter.
Adam has prepared 3 menu’s for Have a Ball at Home, which you can download, ingredients, instructions and wine pairings will be available shortly in the Downloads section on the website.
Adam will be helping you on the way with some U-Tube tutorials, Adam will also be demonstrating a couple of the dishes livestream on the night and viewers will have the chance to (forward questions to Adam) and also win a prize as Adam will be judging the best dishes from photo’s sent in on the night.
Click here to see Adam with his d-day ration starter for the Great British Menu Banquet.
Click here for more about Adam and the Great British Chefs
Meet our Magician Richard Pinner
Richard is a past Vice President of The Magic Circle
Having become a full time professional magician in 1991, Richard has studied and performed many different variations of magic. As a performer, he performs both close up magic and cabaret at all types of event. He has performed in over 30 countries. His shows have ranged from 4 minutes at a board meeting through to being the support act for Victoria Wood to cabaret in New Zealand.
Richard has travelled throughout the USA and to Australia and New Zealand to lecture for other magicians at magic conferences, including the exclusive 4F conference.
Richard’s ability as a performer has enabled him to build his experience behind the scenes in both designing and creating magical illusions for stage and screen. Making an actor disappear, float or even burst into flames are just a few of the challenges that Richard has been tasked with.
For more information about Richard Click Here
Meet our Musician Jessie Dipper
Jessie Dipper is an upcoming alternative acoustic singer-songwriter, emerging from the UK, having just been on tour to Dubai, Australia and New Zealand. This odd sock wearing soloist is equipped with an acoustic guitar and pedal board to enhance her naturally gravel contrasting with falsetto vocal tones.
Her songwriting speaks of her story, of transition from place to place, love and loss and redemption in it all. Her faith influences all she does and writes, in a down-to-earth way that simply says, there’s joy in the morning, even after the sorrow.