Each year we offer a selection of Masterclasses. These are private lessons of up to 15 people, taught by one of our invited chefs.

Masterclasses incur an additional cost for a one hour session. Participants must also have a ticket to the festival to gain entry.

Below is the selection of Masterclasses on offer at the 2023 festival. We will be announcing the line-up for 2024 very soon!

rebecca bishop

Sticky Bun Making with Rebecca Bishop

Rebecca Bishop has gained widespread recognition in Suffolk as the founder of Two Magpies Bakery and teacher of baking masterclasses. She has also recently published a baking book telling the story of Two Magpies bakery. Rebecca will be giving a masterclass in dough making and sticky finger breakfast buns. Come and join her to learn from one of the best known bakers in Suffolk!

Saturday at 10:30 in The Trask


Cocktail Making with Adnams 

Adnams is shaking things up with their Cocktail Making Masterclass. Using award-winning spirits from the Copper House Distillery in Southwold, you’ll be shown how to make some exciting drinks from a repertoire of classics and seasonal specialities. Learn all the tricks so you can try them at home. It’s a must for any budding mixologist. 

Saturday at 12:30 in The Trask

korean kitchen

Kimchi Making with Korean Kitchen 

We’re all being told about the benefits of fermented foods in our diet, so why not come along to learn from the Queen of Kimchi, Jeong-un Creagh, who founded and runs the incredible Korean Kitchen. 

Jeong-Un will be leading a specialist masterclass on traditional kimchi, and you’ll be making a Korean radish kimchi during the class. Come join us for something a bit different!

Saturday at 14:00 in The Trask

CJ Jackson

Fish Cookery with Fish Boss 

Come and learn the basics of fish prep and cookery with Fish Boss. CJ Jackson runs the cookery school at Billingsgate Market, and knows everything there is to know about fish. We’ve tailored this masterclass especially for young people and their grown ups, where you’ll be taught how to prep fish and cook something delicious for the whole family.

Saturday at 15:30 in The Trask

pump street

Choc Chip Cookie Making with Pump Street

Pump Street has a reputation, both locally and nationally, for their incredible bakes and chocolate alike. Pump Street is returning to the festival this year to deliver tastings, soft-serve ice cream, talks and more in the Hoffmann Building, PLUS their incredible team will be delivering a masterclass on the secret to making their renowned chocolate chip cookies. Great for all skill levels and ages. This one’s bound to sell out like hot cakes (well… cookies).

Sunday at 12:30 in The Trask


Samosa Making with Cyrus Todiwala

Cyrus Todiwala OBE DL, is The Chef / Owner of Café Spice Namasté in London. Cyrus features widely on various television Programmes. Cyrus first joined the festival in 2019, giving some of the most interesting and educational demos we’ve ever had, and this year he’s back to deliver more demos and lead a masterclass too! Join this class to learn how to make vegetable samosas from scratch, from the master himself.

Sunday at 14:30 in The Trask