I was privileged to participate on November 11th, 2016 in the World’s first live 24 hour cooking show hosted by celebrity chef, Peter Sidwell’s on Simply Good Food TV in the beautiful Lake District. Simply Good Food TV is the UK’s most popular award winning video app.
It was a fete in itself to co-ordinate the event, producers and Chefs however Vhari Russell, The Food Marketing Expert handled it all in her stride. How Peter Sidwell managed to stay awake cooking and engaging with his guest Chefs for the entire 24 hours is beyond me and hats off to Robert Steadman, Camera IT SGFTV tech expert for filming for the entire time and still managed to smile.
I arrived the afternoon before to lend a hand. Come to think about it Peter, Vhari, Robert and myself were awake for almost 36 hours. The show started with much anticipation at 4pm. I was on at 3am and I barely managed to stay awake so how Peter powered on for another 13 hours is simply amazing. What an awesome experience and the best part was meeting so many gifted Chefs and tasting such delicious creations every hour for 24 hours. Indulgent yes, however it was a foodie persons dream come true…in particular my dream!
Funny quote of the event.. ” No girlie pestle and mortar allowed”. Can’t say who said it but I love it.
The perfect setting : Cameras ready to go, Shelves stocked with producers products, gorgeous autumn morning in the Lake District.
How to stay awake for 24 hours. Vhari needs a sugar fix. Actually at 5am we all need a few chocolate covered pancakes. Yum!
Thank you to everyone involved in the Worlds First 24 hour live streamed cooking show. It was such an honour and pleasure to be part of history in the making.