Tim Maddams launches pop up cookery school in Fishergate Shopping Centre

Posted on - 21st June, 2015 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Food & Drink, Preston City Centre, What's On in Preston
Tim Maddams demonstrates his cooking Pic: Tony Worrall

Tim Maddams demonstrates his cooking Pic: Tony Worrall

Celeb chef Tim Maddams has served up a treat for hungry shoppers in a pop up cookery school.


The former River Cottage chef used the ESSE kitchen in the Fishergate Shopping Centre to demonstrate his culinary skills.

Food fans can try their hand alongside notable chefs until mid-July.

Keith Mitchell, manager of the Fishergate Shopping Centre, said: “We are always looking to provide new attractions for our loyal shoppers and this is a real first for the centre and everyone is really looking forward to its opening.

“ESSE is a renowned Lancashire manufacturer with a great heritage and we think visitors to the centre will love seeing the products it has to offer and the pop up cookery school is going to be a lot of fun.”


Mike Blewitt, director of stove-manufacturers ESSE, said: “We wanted to do something completely different to officially launch our latest cooker and have some fun at the same time.

“The pop up cookery school and showroom is a fantastic way to show our innovative new cookers and our market-leading technology to new audiences.

“Professional chefs and home cooks love our range and this is a chance for people to see what our cookers are all about.

“We’re delighted the owners of so many fantastic restaurants and hotels, who have been satisfied clients of ours for many years, are taking this opportunity to help us introduce ESSE’s latest product.

“Visitors to the chefs’ cookery demonstrations are in for a real treat and the chance to see some talented professionals at close hand, including Tim Maddams who is simply superb in the kitchen. What lover of good food could resist?”

Places for the cooking demos need to be booked in advance by contact ESSE on 01282 813 235 or emailing

Did you go along to the demo? Will you be taking part in the cookery school? Let us know in the comments below

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