Cooking up a storm at first pop up school

ESSE chef Steven Evans, Dave Dugdale, head chef of The Emporium, Clitheroe, Carol Sleet of James' Places, Sophia Gray, retail liaison manager of the FIshergate Shopping Centre and Alix Eltringham, ESSE marketing manager

ESSE chef Steven Evans, Dave Dugdale, head chef of The Emporium, Clitheroe, Carol Sleet of James' Places, Sophia Gray, retail liaison manager of the FIshergate Shopping Centre and Alix Eltringham, ESSE marketing manager

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Lancashire stove manufacturer ESSE has recruited a team of top chefs to help launch the county’s first ever pop-up cookery school.

The school will launch in Preston’s Fishergate Shopping Centre next week.

The month-long event has been created to launch the Barnoldswick-based company’s latest cooker.

Celebrity chef Tim Maddams, formerly of TV’s River Cottage, is among the culinary experts who will be sharing their tips and favourite recipes with visitors to the school and showroom.

Leading chefs from some of Lancashire’s favourite dining venues and gastro-pubs will also be involved in the event.

James’ Places, owner of a host of acclaimed Lancashire restaurants and hotels, including Mitton Hall in Whalley, the Shireburn Arms in Hurst Green and The Emporium in Clitheroe, is supporting the event with cookery demonstrations from members of its team.

The pop up showroom will be open from Tuesday until July 19.

The company’s own in-house chef Steven Evans, who trained at Nigel Haworth’s Michelin-starred Northcote Manor, will also be giving cookery demos during the event.

And local companies and organisations are invited to come along and enjoy their own personal cookery lesson during the month long pop up.

Mark Blewitt, Director of the family-owned stove manufacturer, said: “We wanted to do something completely different to officially launch our latest cooker and have some fun at the same time.

“The pop up cookery school and showroom is a fantastic way to show our innovative new cookers and our market-leading technology to new audiences. Professional chefs and home cooks love our range and this is a chance for people to see what our cookers are all about.”

Keith Mitchell, manager of the Fishergate Shopping Centre, said: “We are always looking to provide new attractions for our loyal shoppers and this is a real first for the centre and everyone is really looking forward to its opening.”

Tim Maddams will be giving his cookery demonstration at the pop up showroom on Friday June 19.

He is a familiar face on television as one of the sidekicks of celebrity TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.