My Outdoor Cooking Events

Here is a list of my public chef demonstration events. I do a lot of private corporate consultancy demonstrations which are not included…

Past Events…


Portsmouth Seafood Festival     24th-25th June

Cornelius Veakins: Outdoor BBQ Chef

I’ll be spending two days in my Alfresco Kitchen in Portsmouth cooking the best of seafood using authentic fire cooking. Come and say hello!

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“Seafood lovers are in for a real treat this summer as Gunwharf Quays plays host to Portsmouth’s very first Seafood Festival, celebrating the city’s seafood and fishing heritage. Showcasing the Solent’s finest cuisine, the weekend gives visitors the chance to see local seafood chefs in action, as well as an opportunity to taste regional produce.
Master of the outdoor barbeque, chef Cornelius Veakins, will cook up a storm on the Alfresco Stage while the renowned Billingsgate Seafood School will take to the Theatre Stage in The Plaza to show spectators how to prepare fish from catch to plate.”

July 2017  Calor Gas and B&Q BBQ Demonstrations

June 2017  Fox Inn in Farnham BBQ Masterclass



17th-18th September  The 2016 Midland Game FairWeston Park in Shropshire. Live demonstration of the Alfa Pizza woodfired oven range with Yarlet Stoves

20th September Universal Cookery & Food Festival 2016 Laverstoke Park Farm, Hampshire


24th September Alfa Pizza demonstration at Farnham Food Festival with Farnham Stoves 


3rd September Alfa Pizza demonstration at Moreton-in-Marsh Show with Fosse Fires

28th September The Chef’s Forum with Gloucestershire College


1st August  The Chef’s Forum at Fording Smokehouses Ltd in Romsey



9th July Newport Show Chetwynd Deer Park, Newport. Live demonstration of the Alfa Pizza woodfired oven range with Yarlet Stoves

July 18th The Chef’s Forum White Hart in Weston-in-Gordano, near Bristol.


6th July Skills For Chefs Sheffield Uni


7th – 9th June Hearth & Home Exhibition – Hearth and Home is the largest trade show catering to the fireplace industry. I will be attending with Alfa Pizza wood fired oven, Dalby Firewood and along side Yarlet Stoves. I’ll be cooking on Alfa’s full range of wood fired ovens. Harrogate International Centre.


1st-2nd June   Staffordshire Country Show Live demonstration of the Alfa Pizza woodfired oven range with Yarlet Stoves 


6th May New Alfa Pizza dealer A5 Spas will be hosting a wood fired oven demonstration day in Dordon, Warwickshire


23rd February – 3rd March 2016   Hotelympia is the UK’s largest foodservice and hospitality event and the most important event for any professional wanting to gain access to the latest products and thinking. I will be there with Continental Chef Supplies and their #AlfrescoKitchen range.


19th & 20th September   Midland Game Fair with Yarlet Stoves

23rd September  Universal Cookery & Food Festival 2015 Vallum Farm

10th September  Alfresco Kitchen Demonstration for Bunzl PLC


 1st July Skills For Chefs 8th Annual Skills for Chefs Conference


27th and 28th June  Shugborough Estate County Show

7th May 2015  Bell of Northampton Alfa Pizza Outdoor Oven Demonstration


21st March 2015  Living Outside Open Day


23rd February 2015  The Botanical Gardens Edinburgh CCS Demonstration

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February 2015  Edge of Belgravia Precision Chef’s Knife Demonstration

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24th September 2014  Universal Cookery & Food Festival  Trade Only  River Cottage HQ, Devon

14th July 2014   CCS Continental Chef Supplies :  Outdoor Cooking Trade Demonstration for CCS Chefs


7th July 2014  Lewtrenchard Manor, Okehampton, Devon. Foraging. Chef’s Forum


30th June 2014  The Ethicurean, Wrington, Bristol. Chef’s Forum


11th, 12th, 13th June 2014  South of England Showground, outdoor cooking show with Bradley Stoves Sussex


28th May 2014  Trade only Outdoor Cooking Demonstrations: Outdoor Gourmet Shop

19th May 2014  Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester. Butchery.  Chef’s Forum


29th April 2014  Trade only Outdoor Cooking Demonstrations: Outdoor Gourmet Shop

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28th April 2014  Arundell Arms Hotel, Devon  Chef’s Forum


25th March 2014  Trade only Outdoor Cooking Demonstrations

Outdoor Gourmet Shop Dean Court Farm, Lower Dean, Buckfastleigh, South Devon, TQ11 0LT   Tel: 01803 712712 e-mail: Showcasing the Kamado Joe, Bradley Smoker, Fornetto and Jamie Oliver Wood Fired Ovens.


24th March 2014  Old Down Manor with Chef’s Forum


10th March 2014  Bournemouth and Poole Catering College with Chef’s Forum


18th February 2014  Lady’s Wood Shooting School with Chef’s Forum