TV chef to appear at Southport Flower Show

TV chef to appear at Southport Flower Show

by Tom Martin (June 2022)

TV chef Dave Critchley is to appear at Southport Flower Show to show off the talents which have made him a ‘wok star’ of modern cuisine.

Dave has twice featured on The Great British Menu and worked in the kitchens of some of the North West’s best-known restaurants. 

Although he started his career washing pots in a pub in his native Liverpool, Dave has become a rising star of Chinese food. 

In 2019, he won the honour of being the first non-Chinese cook to be selected as an apprentice of the renowned master chef Zhengxi Wu at the Tianjin School of Cuisine.

He is now co-owner and executive chef at Lu Ban restaurant in Liverpool, which this month won a prestigious award at the Visit England Awards for Excellence 2022. Judges gave Lu Ban the Gold award for ‘bringing a new dimension to Chinese food in Liverpool’.

Dave will be revealing some of his culinary secrets when he appears in the cookery theatre, sponsored by Home Bargains at Southport Flower Show on Friday, August 19 at 1pm.

He said: “I can’t wait to prepare some of my favourite recipes at Southport and meet everyone there, it’s going to be a great day out.”

Also starring in the show kitchens will be fellow Liverpool-born chef Ellis Barrie, who appeared on the recent revival of Ready Steady Cook on the BBC.

Southport Flower Show runs from August 18-21 with more than 55,000 visitors expected at the largest independent flower show in the UK.

Southport Flower Show general manager Alan Adams said: “Visitors to the cookery theatre are in for a real treat this year. We are delighted to welcome Dave to join our fantastic line-up of talented chefs.”

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