Southport Flower Show is delighted to announce that Phil Vickery will be showcasing his cookery skills at this year’s event on Sunday 20th August 2023 at 12pm and 2pm.
Having been part of the ITV This Morning family for over 23 years, Phil is firmly regarded as one of Britain’s favourite and well known chefs.
After starting his career as a commis chef at The Burlington Hotel on Folkestone seafront, Phil worked his way up the kitchen ranks.
Phil has worked in Michael’s Nook hotel in Grasmere, sous chef at the Michelin starred Gravetye Manor in East Grinstead and Ian McAndrew’s Michelin starred restaurant, 74, in Canterbury.
As head chef of The Castle hotel in Taunton for 9 years, Phil won an incredible string of accolades including a Michelin star and 4 Rosettes in the AA guide, British meat chef of the year, dessert chef of the year, county restaurant of the year good food guide and Times restaurant of the year.
His no nonsense, no waffle, easy style of food has gained him many fans, but all with a serious underlying depth of food knowledge and expertise. As he will always remind you, he’s just a cook.
He has become a firm favourite on the demonstration show circuit and regularly packs out, shows, halls and events around the country. He also hosts and comperes events in his relaxed easy going style.
He’s been a fixture on the nation’s television screens too, appearing on Ready Steady Cook (150 shows) Proof of the Pudding, Phil Vickery’s Pudding Club, and Save Money: Good Diet., plus many more.
As the longest standing chef on ITV This Morning, he presents live and pre-recorded cookery items as well as his own cookery segments from plus locations across the globe, some 150 films now. His globe -trotting has taken him to more than 40 countries and states, including Machu Pichu, the Amazon, great barrier reef, Rio de Janeiro, Uganda, Namibia, India, Alaska, Vietnam and the Orient Express from Bangkok to Singapore, plus many countries in Europe.
An award-winning author, Phil is also a leading authority on gluten-free products and the National Food Ambassador for Coeliac UK, plus food for a diabetic diet.
He has written 17 books on many subjects from pork to game, to desserts and latterly frozen and canned foods.
Phil Vickery said:
“I have heard great things about Southport Flower Show and I can’t wait to entertain the crowds in the Cookery Theatre. I look forward to seeing you all on 20th August”.
Phil will join Frances Tophill (Gardeners’ World and Love Your Garden), Lee Burkhill (The Garden Ninja), Jason Williams (The Cloud Gardener), Keith Brymer Jones (The Great Pottery Throw Down), Daisy Desire (The Drag Queen Gardener), James Wong (Botanist, Broadcaster and Best-Selling Author) and Justin Fletcher (CBeebies Children’s Entertainer) confirmed to date with many more to be announced over the coming months.
Plans for this year’s show are well underway and the combination of garden and floral displays, cookery demonstrations, shopping village, arena entertainment, live music and much more makes Southport Flower Show a great day outdoors for the whole family this summer.
Southport Flower Show is a registered charity (charity number 1000698) and the largest independent flower show in the country attracting over 55,000 visitors across 4 days. Early bird tickets now on sale for £22.00 until the end of April. Children under 16 go free.
Southport Flower Show, Thursday 17th – Sunday 20th August 2023.