Sue lives with her family (and 3 chickens) in Exmouth and loves to cook! Sue was one of the finalists in the Devon Life Home Cook of the Year competition which took place at the end of last year and came 3rd overall, being known as the most enthusiastic home cook in the county! Sue rustled up her famous roulade at last year's Budleigh Food & Drink Festival and has helped out at cooking demos at Bradbury Kitchens in Exeter since taking part in the competition and is going to show us how to make something chocolately and some Simnel Cakelets as Easter is just around the corner.
Robin Rea Rusty Pig was started in 2011 by Robin Rea. Robin has always been passionate about food, and combined this with a love of travel to begin his career as a chef in Melbourne, Australia. Since then, Robin has honed his culinary skills in Italy, and, more locally, worked with Michael Caines, and as a senior chef for Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage.
On the day Charlotte will be demonstrating how to prepare a cake, level, fill, crumb coat then ice to a professional standard. Crimp, emboss and trim as well as how to make elegant flowers including hand made roses and calla lilies and how to use various cutters and other decorative techniques.
Charlotte has won:
GOLD award winner at Cake International
Runner Up of The Westcountry Wedding Awards 'Best Wedding Cake Designer 2014'
Winner of The Westcountry Wedding Awards 'Best Wedding Cake Designer 2013'
Winner of The Westcountry Wedding Awards 'Best Wedding Cake Designer 2012'
As a cook who is more used to dancing in the kitchen with a glass of beer and the radio on, Jonathan is not exactly a trained professional. However, there is nothing he enjoys more than cooking for his family and on his day off can either be found in the garden growing his own vegetables or in the kitchen thinking of another way to smuggle courgettes into a family meal without them noticing.
He has received no awards other than the praise of his family. If you enjoy simple cooking without fuss you might just enjoy Jonathan’s demonstration.
When not cooking or gardening Jonathan is the Minister of Budleigh Salterton Methodist Church.
Our festival executive chef Willi Rehbock (as you’ve probably guessed) is of German origin, but has lived in England for over 20 years. He has a City and Guilds Diploma in Professional Cookery, as well as teaching and food hygiene qualifications and has worked in 4 and 5 star hotels as executive Chef for many years before becoming a professional food Lecturer. Willi is passionate about food and is not only an excellent cook, but an outstanding teacher. He was a cookery lecturer at Milton Keynes College and Exeter College, and until recently taught there both in Further and Adult Education classes. Now running Rosehill Rooms and Cookery full time.