9th & 10th SEPT 2023: 10am-6pm at Pump Room Gardens, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 4AA

What’s on at the Live Kitchen

Welcome to Royal Leamington Spa’s Food & Drink Festival

We will have a fabulous line-up of local chefs and bakers this year each showcasing something different from fruity cocktails to cooking with spices and specialist breads to name but a few plus our two fabulous ‘Cook Off’ competition finals, one on each day! 

Be inspired as they talk you through some of their favourite recipes while sharing shortcuts and tips in a light-hearted and entertaining way.

The Live Cookery Demos run on both days and there is no need to book.  They are all free to attend! So, come and grab a seat and learn something new!

*Please note – line up may change at short notice*

Cookery Demos:


11am    Stable Bars -Summer Cocktails

12pm   Aubrey Allen

1pm    Sophie Hyam – Culinary Bites

2pm   Jess Mooney – Bread for Life

3pm    Aubrey Allen

4pm   Foodie Awards Finale




Cookery Demos:



1.00pm     Aubrey Allen Competition (Chilli Cook Off)

2.30pm    Paul – Rugby Real Bread

3.30pm    Michael Price – Prices Spices

4.30pm    Rosana Carlin – R & G Spices


Aubrey Allen’s Home Cook of the Year 2023 Cook Off!

Sunday at the Live Kitchen

Once again we will team up with Aubrey Allen to crown the ‘Home Cook of the Year 2023 Cook Off’.

This year the final will reveal Aubrey Allen’s Best of the Region’s Chilli, more information will be available soon so please check back to see who will compete at this year’s Live Final at the Cookery Theatre!

Last September Aubrey’s Allen crowned Rajesh Darji with his ‘Desi’ Shepard’s Pie as Best of the Region’s home cooked Shepard’s Pie winner!  Rajesh will join us again this year as one of the judges along side Russell Allen from Aubrey Allen.


Their three dishes will be judged by expert judges ….

  • Russell Allen (Aubrey Allen)

  • Rajesh Darji