Simon Rimmer

Sunday Brunch star and former Southport College lecturer Simon Rimmer will star at the 100th anniversary Southport Flower Show this August. 

He will be demonstrating his skills on Friday 16th August 2024.

Simon Rimmer is the Chef and Co-Presenter of Sunday Brunch, the Sunday morning show waking up the nation with a mix of chat, current affairs, guests and food. 

Simon has a wealth of TV experience, and has appeared across many channels including BBC, ITV, C4, C5 and UKTV.

Following the success of Sunday Brunch, Simon co-hosted an initial four part Channel 4 documentary Tricks of the Restaurant Trade,  giving insight into the tactics employed by many high end and high street restaurants to entice customers, which followed up with a popular Series Two.

Simon also presented the BBC Two Sunday show – Something for the Weekend, on which Simon cooked and interviewed guests alongside his co host Tim Lovejoy. He has presented and cooked on a variety of shows and his numerous credits include: Win It, Cook It, Meals in Moments, Breaking into Tesco’s,  Recipe for Success and This Little Farmer went to Market and Eat The Week. Simon also hosted the podcast Grilling, which launched in November 2020. In association with Weber BBQ’s, Simon chatted to world-famous chefs about their past experiences in the industry, and shared cooking tips along the way.

To add to his talents, Simon has written and published five successful books which continue to sell well, including the recent Sunday Brunch Cookbook. He also regularly contributes to food magazines including  Delicious, Olive, and BBC Good Food Magazine and Vegetarian Living. Simon frequently works with brands on PR campaigns, and Corporate events. He is also a favourite at food festivals and demonstrations across the country.

He has in the past appeared at BBC Good Food Show and Grand Designs Live, as well as many local and regional events across the UK. Aside from his hectic filming schedule, Simon is a Chef/owner of fourteen restaurants in the northwest of England and one in Dubai. Simon’s real passion for food began as a restaurateur and he continues to cook in the restaurants every week, which he enjoys immensely, but also keeps him in touch with the culinary trends of the moment. Away from television, Simon is a big football fan and he is involved with Manchester City Football Academy teaching young up and coming players about eating, nutrition and cooking at specially designed cookery courses.

Simon will be accompanied by his daughter Flo. The duo will be hosting two cookery demos ‘On the go with Si and Flo’ followed by a Q&A in the Garden Theatre.

Southport Flower Show General Manager Alan Adams said 

“We can’t wait to welcome them both to this year’s show. Simon has showcased his cookery skills at the show before and Flo has been involved with the show for many years”.

Southport Flower Show, sponsored by the Seventy Ninth Group, is the UK’s largest independent flower show and attracts over 55,000 visitors across 4 days.

Visitors to this year’s show can enjoy inspirational show gardens, spectacular floral displays, gardening advice, show jumping, pop-up shopping village, cookery demonstrations, live music, arena entertainment and so much more!

Gardening guests at this year’s show are Carole Baxter and George Anderson of Beechgrove Garden, Adam Frost of BBC Gardeners’ World, David Domoney of Love Your Garden and The Skinny Jean Gardener of Blue Peter. 

Celebrity chefs at this year’s show are Platinum Pudding winner Jemma Melvin, Matt Tebbutt of Saturday Kitchen, Nisha Katona MBE – restaurateur, cookbook author and TV chef and Phil Vickery of This Morning.

Special guests confirmed to date are CBeebeies Star Justin Fletcher with another announcement to come very soon!

So why not join us Thursday 15th – Sunday 18th August 2024 to celebrate 100 years of Southport Flower Show.

Early bird tickets are available until Wednesday 14th August. Buy your tickets early and save. Tickets are flexible and can be used on any one of the show days. Children under 16 go free. Well behaved dogs are allowed on leads.

Keep your eyes peeled for more exciting announcements on our Southport Flower Show website and social media channels.

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