Ainsley Harriott

After almost two decades as one of the country’s favourite TV chefs, Ainsley has become something of a national institution.

Best known for his 21 series of Ready, Steady, Cook, Ainsley trained at Westminster College before a career in London’s top hotels and restaurants.

In the early 1990s Ainsley was resident chef on BBC TV’s Good Morning With Anne And Nick. This in turn led to Ready, Steady, Cook and his tv career took off.  2015 also saw Ainsley showing off his moves on Strictly Come Dancing.

He is also a best-selling author and has sold over two million books worldwide. Titles include Ainsley’s Barbecue Bible, the Meals in Minutes franchise and Friends and Family.

Ainsley's talents also lay in comedy and singing as well as cooking and he formed the Calypso Twins with schoolfriend Paul Boross, releasing a hit record in the early 1990s, "World Party". The Calypso Twins went on to be regular performers at the Comedy Store and Jongleurs; they also performed in America and on TV and radio shows.

He also became head chef at Lord's Cricket Ground's Long Room. He was asked to present More Nosh, Less Dosh on BBC Radio 5 Live, and also has appeared as an extra in Hale and Pace.

Ainsley appears on Sunday 27th August

Celebrity Chef cookery demonstration*


£10 Adults | £5 Children

Afternoon Tea with Ainsley Harriott


£25 Adults  |  £10 Children

Wine tasting with Ainsley Harriott and Wine Critic Simon Woods*


£25 Adults only

Main Festival Marquee

*Marquee bar is open during the chef demos