Dynamic duo to cook up a treat
Celebrity chefs to show off skills
INTU Uxbridge is serving up a treat to shoppers this weekend in the shape of two celebrity chefs.
Britain’s youngest head chef, Luke Thomas, will give cookery demonstrations at the shopping centre on Saturday, followed by Michelin award-winner Jean-Christophe Novelli on Sunday.
The pair will show why they are masters of their trade and pass on a few tasty tips to create mouthwatering dishes at home.
Mr Thomas said: “My food is simple, comforting, stripped back, accessible and there’s nothing in there that scares anybody.
“It’s food we know well, cooked with a bit of love and a bit of passion. Nice and simple, quick and tasty.” The 21-year-old is opening a new restaurant in Dubai later this year, and will demonstrate four different dishes during his day in Uxbridge.
He said: “When people can see a pile of raw ingredients and within 15 minutes they’ve got a really tasty, hearty plate of food, cooked in a shopping centre on a camping stove, people will realise, actually cooking is really simple.”
Frenchman Jean-Christophe Novelli will show shoppers how to create a combination of dishes from his cook books. These include chicken chocolate, cooked with cocoa and coffee seeds, a white bean and vanilla veloute soup, and a mushroom gateau.
He said: “I promise to teach some useful tips. You can buy your ingredients from anywhere, so long as they’re fresh.”
Mr Novelli, who is celebrating 40 years in the industry this year, recommends cutting down on saturated fat and sugar in cooking. The chefs will be in The Piazza and available to answer questions from shoppers.
intu Uxbridge marketing manager Craig Higgins said “Both Luke and Jean-Christophe will be bringing their variety of skills and showing shoppers how to get creative in their kitchens at home too.”
n STAR: Chef Luke Thomas