TV chef Brian Turner will turn up the heat in Wisbech as part of an evening celebration of British food

Brian Turner will be visiting Wisbech Grammar School on May 11

Brian Turner will be visiting Wisbech Grammar School on May 11 - Credit: Archant

A celebrity chef is set to cook up a storm in Wisbech as part of a pop-up restaurant.

Brian Turner will be visiting Wisbech Grammar School on May 11 to host the evening celebration of British food.

It follows on the success of Cyrus Todiwala’s visit in November last year.

The event is taking place within the Skelton Hall which is a unique glass-fronted £2m building overlooking the 34-acre grounds of the school.

Visitors will be welcomed with prosecco and canapés which will be served on arrival at 6pm and will be followed by a four-course dinner prepared by Brian.


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Brian is said to be one of Britain’s most well-known chefs having trained at Simpson’s in the Strand, The Savoy, The Beau Rivage in Lausanne and Claridge’s.

In 1971 he opened the kitchens of The Capital Hotel with Richard Shepherd where they won a Michelin star.

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After 15 years of success, he opened restaurants in Birmingham and Slough and in 2003 at The Millennium Hotel in Grosvenor Square, Mayfair.

He is the president of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts which he has combined with a successful career as a TV personality.

Having been on the first ever Ready Steady Cook Show, he served more than 14 years on the programme as well as making many appearances on This Morning and Saturday Kitchen.

In June 2002 in the Queen’s birthday honours list, Brian was awarded a CBE for his services to tourism and training in the catering industry.

Since then he has been made an Honorary Professor of The University of West London, a Fellow of the City and Guilds of London Institute as well as receiving Honorary Doctorates of Science at Leeds Metropolitan and Sheffield Hallam Universities.

A spokesperson said: “This is definitely an evening not to be missed, with excellent food, a cash bar and a chance to meet Brian. Tickets are selling fast and are available on a first come, first served basis.”

Tickets are £60 each and can be booked by emailing alsloan@wisbechgrammar.com or calling 01945 583631 and asking to speak to Alison Sloan for more information.

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