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The British Live Fire Cooking Championships

This year, the Fire Stage is set to ignite with an extraordinary event for the 30th edition of the Ludlow Food Festival.

The fire stage at Ludlow Food Festival introduce the inaugural British Live Fire Cooking Championships

We are thrilled to introduce the inaugural British Live Fire Cooking Championships, where the sizzling sounds and tantalizing aromas of live fire cooking will take center stage. This is not just a competition; it’s a celebration of fire, food, and the passion for outdoor cooking.

In this high-stakes culinary showdown, three talented contestants will vie for the prestigious title of British Live Fire Cooking Champion. The victor will earn not only the coveted crown but also an automatic entry into the renowned World Food Championships in the USA. The stakes are high, and the excitement is even higher as these fire-loving chefs demonstrate their prowess and creativity over open flames.

The British Live Fire Cooking Championships is proudly supported by two fervent champions of Ludlow Food Festival and live fire cooking: Kadai and Love Logs. Kadai, known for their beautifully crafted fire bowls and BBQ accessories, brings a touch of rustic elegance to any outdoor cooking experience. Love Logs, the go-to provider for sustainably sourced firewood, ensures that each flame burns bright and clean. Together, these passionate businesses are creating a platform for chefs to showcase their skills and bring their fiery visions to life.

Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Ludlow Castle, the Championships promise an unforgettable experience for both contestants and spectators. The historic walls of the castle will echo with the crackle of flames and the cheers of the crowd as the competitors present their mouthwatering creations. From smoky meats to charred vegetables, the variety of dishes will highlight the versatility and artistry of live fire cooking.

Whether you are a seasoned live fire cook or a curious foodie, this event is a must-see. Witness the magic as raw ingredients transform into culinary masterpieces right before your eyes. Engage with the chefs, learn their techniques, and get inspired to try your hand at live fire cooking at home.

Are you a live fire enthusiast with a flair for creating delectable dishes?

Do you think you have what it takes to compete with the best? We are calling all local cooks to step up and enter the competition. This is your opportunity to showcase your skills on a grand stage and potentially earn a place in the World Food Championships.
Entries are now open, find out more here and take your first step towards live fire glory.
Find out more and Enter the Competition