Ready Steady Cook Live Grand Opera House York



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Ready Steady Cook Live!




Grand Opera House York

Friday 27 September at 7:30pm


READY STEADY COOK LIVE!, the long-awaited tour of one of the UK’s most successful TV cookery shows, will hit the road, travelling the length and breadth of the UK from September 2013.

Executive Chef Lesley Waters, who appeared in over 500 editions of the programme, will head up the cast.  This brand new stage version will feature many top TV chefs – plus a selection of Celebrity Hosts – and will include all the best moments from the TV series, such as the famous ‘Quickie Bag’.

Following the legendary TV format, guest chefs will work against the clock to prepare a meal, backed up by the classic competing Red Tomato/Green Pepper kitchens.  As the chefs work furiously, the audience is offered the chance to vote for their favourite.    Members of the public join in with the fun, competing at each tour date, with the winner bringing their very own ‘Quickie Bag’ on-stage. During the show the audience can get tips from the chefs, enjoy some insider gossip on making the TV series and will have the chance to ask the chefs ‘burning’ questions on preparing better meals.

Ready Steady Cook debuted on BBC1 in October 1994 and the most recent UK edition aired in February 2010. The show enjoys worldwide appeal, airing in Australia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Malaysia, the Middle East, Norway, Poland, Romania, South Africa, United Kingdom, and the United States of America. Ithasmade household names of many of the guest chefs including James Martin, Nick Nairn, Silvena Rowe, Brian Turner and Phil Vickery, and was presented by Fern Britton from 1993 – 2000 and then Ainsley Harriott until 2010.

Executive Chef Lesley Waters currently appears on ITV’s This Morning and is a national celebrity cook, regularly contributing articles and recipes for magazines.  Formerly Head Tutor of Leith's School of Food & Wine, Lesley is the author of numerous cookery books, a qualified Fitness Instructor and a mother of two! She runs the intimate and quirky Lesley Waters Cookery School in the heart of West Dorset, where she shares her passion for gutsy, rustic, straight from the heart style cooking!  Born and bred a Londoner, Lesley was quickly charmed by the beauty of Dorset and inspired by the superb quality of fresh local produce, available right on her doorstep. She likes to cook seasonal food whenever possible.  Her simple, warm, modern style develops dishes that are easy to recreate, with stunning results. Presently, Lesley is working on her new cookery book and has just finished filming a brand new series for BBC Television that will air in the New Year.

Details of the celebrity guest hosts and chefs will be released in the New Year.

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Tickets: £26

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