the staff canteen live!

Where ever The Staff Canteen Live goes so do the UK’s most talented chefs! Our stage hosts culinary greats and the hottest new chefs around, allowing you to get up close to some of industry’s biggest influencers.


full line up of chefs announced!

Tuesday 22nd January 2019

11:00     Tim Allen, Flitch of Bacon

12:00     Ellis Barrie, The Marram Grass

13:00    Colin McGurran, Winteringham Fields

14:00    Michael Wignall, Angel Inn at Hetton

Wednesday 23rd January 2019

11:00     James Cochran, 1251 London

12:00     Rupert Rowley, Fischer’s Baslow Hall

13:00    Danny Parker, Jesmond Dene House

14:00    Paul Foster, Salt


  • Michael Wignall

    Michael Wignall

    Michael Wignall is currently the chef owner of The Angel at Hetton where he took over in September 2018. He was previously executive chef at Gidleigh Park where he retained two Michelin stars during his two years there and five AA Rosettes. Before that he achieved two stars at The Latymer at Pennyhill Park. Michael started his career working for Paul Heathcote at Broughton Park. When Paul decided to open up his own restaurant, Heathocote's in 1987, Michael followed the chef joining as junior sous chef. The restaurant went on to gain two Michelin stars while Michael was working there. He won his first star when he headed up the kitchen at The Old Beams Waterhouses which was also was named the Good Food Guide’s Best County Restaurant under Michael's tutelage. Throughout his career Michael has also held roles at Cliveden House, Nook Country House in Grasmere and The Devonshire Arms in North Yorkshire.

    Tuesday 22nd January - 14:00


What is the staff canteen..?

If you’re looking for behind the scenes videos in some of the greatest kitchens or recipes from the chefs of the moment – The Staff Canteen has it all along with exclusive industry news and topical debates.The Staff Canteen is the go-to website for professional chefs, a place to network, share dishes, read features, find the latest jobs and get inside the minds of the best chefs not only in the UK but the world.


Bringing the staff canteen to the main stage

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Just some of chefs who have cooked on our stage over the years include culinary heavy weights Sat Bains and John Freeman, Paul Ainsworth, Tom Kerridge, Nathan Outlaw, Simon Rogan and John Williams.We wanted to bring The Staff Canteen to life and so, TSCLive was born. Chefs from around the country cook live on our stage and you can be there – you can ask them questions, taste their food and meet them once they finish.

The Staff Canteen live partners gain access to increased footfall to their stands, generating valuable business leads, meeting current clients and generating new sales. Add this to a huge marketing and social media activity list, before during and after the show. The Staff Canteen Live events offer outstanding ROI for brands that exhibit.  


What to expect at FSS 2019...

The Staff Canteen live stage appeared at the Great Hospitality Show in January 2017! Check out what the sponsors had to say about the event and go behind the scenes to see how the 12 amazing UK chefs performed over the 3 days.