12.45pm to 1.45pm – Punk Chef – Scott Garthwaite

Scott will be using British Sign Language and an interpreter.

Scott is arguably the first ever Deaf celebrity chef to emerge in mainstream television today, born and raised in Hartlepool in the North East of England, he learnt his culinary trade back in 2003 after falling in love with the food during his travels in the country of Jordan, having lived there temporarily for eight months. Once home, Scott started to cook with his mother regularly and studied the celebrity chefs on television whilst learning their recipes.

He was hooked, so enrolled at his local college, successfully completing a 2.1 Honours Degree in Culinary and Patisserie Art, before landing his first job at ‘Rockliffe Hall’ in Hurworth, Darlington, under Michelin star chef Kenny Atkinson.

In his dynamic demo, Scott will present his celebration of British Produce, using British Sign Language and an interpreter to demonstrate his passion and flair for cooking. Scott has cooked all over the world but his heart is in using fresh seasonal produce.