A Passion for Seafood Stage

The Seafood Stage is back! Once again this stage will be focused on the incredible seafood caught, prepared and sold on the East Coast. We want to celebrate the small businesses who fish sustainably, show you how to prepare fish, and where you can buy the best quality fish on our doorstep.

The stage will include live cooking demos, talks, seafood streetfood, local fishermen demos and more.

All demos are free to attend, and visitors can come and go as they please. Times and chefs are subject to change.

The Seafood Stage Schedule 2023

Mike is a local business owner and fisherman, and proud sponsor of this stage. He owns and runs A Passion for Seafood, a fish shop selling seasonal fresh British fish direct to the public in Woodbridge, Suffolk.

David owns and runs The Froize in Chillesford, Suffolk. David is a true master of country cooking and will be demo-ing his much loved cooking style at 10am.

CJ has been the CEO of Billingsgate Seafood School since 2005. As a charity, based above the largest inland fish market in the UK, CJ and her team deliver a large range of courses for children and schools, industry training and general public as part of a ‘food lovers’ programme. CJ will be demo-ing on the Seafood stage; hosting a Masterclass; and giving classes in the Tipi!

Cyrus and his wife, Pervin, run four restaurants together, most notably Cafe Spice Namasté. Cyrus, OBE DL FIH, is a chef, restaurateur, educationist, author and entrepreneur. Pervin is co-patron and Operations Director of Cafe Spice Namasté and a trained chef.  

Philippa is a private chef and food writer who champions exceptional British produce. She writes for BBCfood, The Field Magazine, The Deepest Book series and House and Garden.

Maria has appeared on numerous television programmes, including Saturday Kitchen, Market Kitchen and the Sunday Brunch. Maria has also contributed to a wide variety of publications from the Guardian to BBC Good Food, Waitrose, Red, Delicious and Olive Magazines and has been hailed by The Independent as one of 10 Female Chefs to watch.

George is the Director of The Suffolk, a seafront restaurant with rooms, celebrating the produce and surrounding beauty of the unspoilt East Coast. Also the Director of L’Escargot in London, George is an experienced restaurateur and food guru.

After a day’s compering, Mike will deliver a cookery demo using some of the incredible seafood he catches and sells at his shop, A Passion for Seafood.