Cornelius veakinsWood, Fire & smoke Consultant
Born in South Africa, matured in France, rendered to the UK.
After all my years of commuting, waiting in airports, nonsensical meetings, office politics and general corporate bullshit – I decided to chuck it all in and follow my instincts and dreams.
It has been hard, and sometimes disastrous, but through my own endeavours I have created my own niche in the world. Simply, I love what I do and I want everyone to love fire cooking as much as me!
I spend my time trying to change the way we all think about barbecuing and outdoor cooking to show the wonderful world of wood, fire and smoke cooking.
I consult with many hospitality businesses
- choosing and buying commercial indoor or outdoor wood, fire and smoke equipment
- design and build of commercial outdoor kitchens
- recipe development
- chef training
- product development
- content marketing
02. demo chef
Outdoor cooking demonstrations at trade shows, chef events, food festivals, retailers, networking events and for private individuals and groups.
- ceramic barbecues
- South African braai
- cold and hot smoking,
- Argentine parrilla grill
- woodfired ovens
- Japanese yakatori
I advise and train chefs and individuals in the world of wood, fire and smoke cooking.
I have worked from Michelin Starred Chefs to home cooks to train them up in how to get the best from wood, fire and smoke cooking.