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Phil Vickery will be returning to this year’s show on Sunday 18th August and cooking live in the Cookery Theatre, sponsored by Lancashire Tea and Nationwide Produce.

Having been part of the ITV This Morning family for over 24 years, Phil is firmly regarded as one of Britain’s favourite and well known chefs.

After starting his career as a commis chef at The Burlington Hotel on Folkestone seafront, Phil worked his way up the kitchen ranks.

Phil has worked in Michael’s Nook hotel in Grasmere, sous chef at the Michelin starred Gravetye Manor in East Grinstead and Ian McAndrew’s Michelin starred restaurant, 74, in Canterbury.

As head chef of The Castle hotel in Taunton for 9 years, Phil won an incredible string of accolades including a Michelin star and 4 Rosettes in the AA guide, British meat chef of the year, dessert chef of the year, county restaurant of the year good food guide and Times restaurant of the year.

His no nonsense, no waffle, easy style of food has gained him many fans, but all with a serious underlying depth of food knowledge and expertise. As he will always remind you, he’s just a cook.

He has become a firm favourite on the demonstration show circuit and regularly packs out, shows, halls and events around the country. He also hosts and comperes events in his relaxed easy going style.

He’s been a fixture on the nation’s television screens too, appearing on Ready Steady Cook (150 shows) Proof of the Pudding, Phil Vickery’s Pudding Club, and Save Money: Good Diet., plus many more.

As the longest standing chef on ITV This Morning for some 24 years, he presents live and pre-recorded cookery items as well as his own cookery segments from plus locations across the globe, some 150 films now. His globe -trotting has taken him to more than 40 countries and states, including Machu Pichu, the Amazon, great barrier reef, Rio de Janeiro, Uganda, Namibia, India, Alaska, Vietnam and the Orient Express from Bangkok to Singapore, plus many countries in Europe.

An award-winning author, Phil is also a leading authority on gluten-free products and the National Food Ambassador for Coeliac UK, plus food for a diabetic diet.

He has written 17 books on many subjects from pork to game, to desserts, food for diabetics and latterly frozen and canned foods.

Alan Adams, General Manager said “We signed Phil up to last year’s show and our visitors really enjoyed his cookery demonstrations. He will be attending on Sunday 18th August and is a great addition to this year’s line-up. Visit our website for more details on who’s joining us this year”.

So why not join us Thursday 15th - Sunday 18th August 2024 to celebrate 100 years of Southport Flower Show. This year visitors can enjoy inspirational show gardens, spectacular floral exhibits, shopping, food and drink, entertainment and so much more. Early bird tickets are on sale and are flexible for you to come on any one day.