On Wednesday 20th June at 4.30pm, Josh Eggleton, head chef of the Pony & Trap in Chew Magna, is teaming up with Ocado and premium recipe website Great British Chefs to give an interactive cookalong experience that will be accessible online across the nation.
For the event, Ocado has enlisted some of the biggest culinary stars, bringing the nation exciting and interactive cooking experiences. Josh and two other of the UK’s finest chefs will be holding live Mealtime Masterclasses via a pioneering online streaming method from Google+.
With esteemed food writer and critic Matthew Fort compering proceedings, the masterclasses will see the chefs, all of whom have been awarded Michelin Stars, creating new takes on classic British dishes. The full lineup is as follows:
o Galton Blackiston, Morston Hall, Norfolk – Quail Scotch Eggs – 12.15pm
o Simon Hulstone, The Elephant, Torquay – Curried Chicken Kiev – 14.15pm
o Josh Eggleton, The Pony & Trap, Bristol – Pimm’s Jelly – 16.30pm
Those who simply want to sit back and watch the chefs in action can visit Ocado’s YouTube channel www.youtube.com/ocado where the Mealtime Masterclasses will be streamed LIVE in a UK first.
As Ocado campaigns for the nation to remix the recipes they regularly concoct, they will offer around 30 lucky participants the chance to cook along live with the Great British Chefs via exclusive Google+ Hangouts. These consumers will be able to interact directly with the chefs, receiving five star advice and cookery tips whilst ultimately experiencing the heat of a professional kitchen in the comfort of their own home.
Commenting, Josh Eggleton said:
“The online cookalong concept is innovative and exciting. This is the first of its kind in the UK so it’s a real privilege for me to be involved and flying the flag for Bristol. I’ve done a few cooking demos in my time at the Pony & Trap but this will undoubtedly be the biggest audience I’ve ever had!”
Great British Chef CEO Ollie Lloyd comments:
“We are delighted to be working with Ocado as they are the only retailer that really caters for the home cook. Our chefs’ recipes are full of interesting ingredients that your average supermarket does not stock. Ocado does and is making a point of expanding its range. We are looking forward to providing its consumers with inspirational recipes and exciting cooking experiences to make this a British summer to remember.”
Ocado founder Jason Gissing comments on the Ocado Mealtime Masterclasses:
“The partnership with Great British Chefs allows Ocado to use innovative and new technologies to provide shoppers with a top quality service that is truly five-star.
“By helping customers to create inspirational meals of their own, we’ll not only deliver a broad range of great value ingredients, but also bring expert knowledge from the professional kitchen to our customers’ homes. It’s all about making life even easier for our customers and now cooking an award-winning meal is only a click away!”