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Kenwood at NEC Good Food Winter Show 2013

Good Food Show Winter 2013

27 Nov - 1 Dec 2013

You are in for a treat this year at the Kenwood stand with not only an amazing programme of food demonstrations and cooking tips by a multitude of chefs. As well as many new products recently launched and not seen before at the Good Food Show.

As well as our iconic Chef and Cooking Chef, you will be able to see and buy our brand new White TitaniumChef, our Classic Chefs with three retro colour accents, and new Chefette

After watching a demonstration, if anyone decides to purchase any of our 9 selected chefs will be eligible to receive a free glass bowl worth £59.99, redeemable by post.

Kenwood have once again devised a great programme for the show, with food demonstrations by Kenwood's very own Development Chef Martin Johns, and also:-

- 2 Michelin stars Chef Martin Blunos who appears on BBC1's Saturday Kitchen

Ben Ebbrell, the Chef behind the internet based food venture SORTED who have not only become a YouTube phenomenon but has also published 3 books: A Rookie Guide to Crackin' Cooking, A recipe for Student Survival and Beginners Get Sorted. Ben is also co presenter on CITV The Munch Box.

Edd Kimber, winner of the 2010 Great British Bake Off, Edd has now published two cookery books

James Morton, 2012 Great British Bake Off finalist, and author of 'Brilliant Bread'

Paul Rankin, Scottish born but living in Northern Ireland where he opened 'Roscoff', the restaurant that was to become the first to win a Michelin Star in the country, he is also a regular on Saturday Kitchen.

Cyrus Todiwala, born and brought up in Mumbai, India, Cyrus is the owner of the Café Spice Namasté restuarant in London where he developed his trademark style of blending traditional Indian techniques and flavours with unexpected ingredients.

Nathan Outlaw, an English-born professional chef who has worked previously with television chef Rick Stein. He now runs his self-titled two Michelin star restaurant, Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, in Rock, Cornwall

Andy Bates, aka Pie Man, is known for his hearty, traditional British street food which he sells on his stall at Whitecross Street market. He explores the world of street food to find the stories behind the recipes and the people.

Anjali Pathak, food writer, chef & cookery teacher..spice lover, Anjali is a member of the family that founded Indian food dynasty Pataks 54 years ago. 

Dhruv Baker, 2010 Masterchef winner will host the Kenwood demonstration theatre this year. Since his Masterchef win he has been working with Michel Roux Jr at Le Gavroche, at De Librije in Holland and also cooking for private events. Dhruv presents on Waitrose TV and writes for Waitrose Kitchen, Waitrose Weekend and Delicious magazine. The next big project is opening his own restaurant.

Do not miss any of this! 
Make sure you stop by the Kenwood stand, R80 Hall 20!

Race for Life

Kenwood Race for Life 2013

21 July 2013


Race for Life is the UK's largest women only fundraising event, where women come together to raise money to help Cancer Research UK beat cancer.

Under very hot weather conditions, the Kenwood team joined thousands of other women for the 2013 Race For Life event on Sunday 21st July.

Some braved the 10K whilst for others the £5K was challenging enough but all did brilliantly already raising £625 and still counting!

The Kenwood drink stall manned by volunteers was very welcomed by all, distributing free water and home made lemonade.

You can still make a donation to team by following the link below:

Race for life

Well done and thank you to all runners and volunteers! 

Irish Easy Food Magazine Home Cook Award 2013

Irish Easy Food Magazine Home Cook Award 2013

July - September 2013

Enter the Take 5 category for your chance to win a Kenwood Chef Premier Kitchen Machine.

Kenwood sponsors the Take 5 category for the 3rd year. Entrants are currently in the recruitment stage of the Awards process so there is still plenty of time to enter. The closing date is 30th September 2013.
The Easy Food Home-Cook Hero Awards is a national cookery competition, which is open to all home-cooks and aspiring chefs in Ireland. For the third year running Kenwood is sponsorng the Take 5 category where entrants are invited to show their culinary creativity by combining five versatile ingredients to create a dish that will make mouths water and be budget-friendly. 

Finalists will be invited to go along to Cooks Academy, on a date to be set in November 2013, where they'll have the chance to cook their recipe. The winner of the Take 5 category will get a Kenwood Major Titanium.

Commenting, Penny Jones, brand manager, Kenwood UK and Ireland said, “We are delighted to continue our involvement in the search for Ireland’s best amateur cooks.  Cooking at home has become more and more popular and it is encouraging to see the level of ability and experimentation among the participants in competitions. The participation of the Kenwood brand in such a search really resonates with entrants and we look forward to seeing what culinary delights are created in this year’s competition. The winner of this category will receive an extra special prize - a Kenwood Chef machine – one of our most popular and versatile machines”.

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British School Cookery Awards 2013

British School Cookery Awards 2013

July 2013

The British Cookery School Awards are now in their 2nd year and  it is time for you to nominate your favourite cookery school

Kenwood have again teamed up with the British Cookery School Awards to celebrate all those excellent cookery schools that go above and beyond to deliver a first class cookery school experience. 

With so many cookery schools dedicated to driving Britain’s passion for cooking good, homemade food, the British Cookery School Awards 2013 honour cookery schools of all sizes and speciality areas. 

While the cookery schools themselves can enter into various categories, there is a special award where the public can vote for their favourite cookery school. 

The British Cookery School Awards team are calling for cookery school fans to put forward their suggestions for ‘Britain’s Favourite Cookery School’.  So if you’ve had an amazing culinary training experience at a cookery school which improved your cookery skills and changed the way you create cuisine, then the British Cookery School Awards want to hear from you.

To nominate your favourite British cookery school just email the name of the school by 6th September 2013. You can also submit your nomination via Twitter using #bcsapeopleschoice.

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Oldest Chef Competition

Oldest Chef Competition

June 2013

Kenwood and Arnotts Find Ireland’s Oldest Kenwood Chef 

Wicklow Woman Proud Owner of Ireland’s Oldest Kenwood Chef

17th June, 2013, Kenwood, one of Ireland’s most treasured appliance brands, is pleased to announce that Alyse McCarthy, Arklow, Co. Wicklow has received the title of Owner of Ireland’s Oldest Kenwood Chef as a result of a competition held in conjunction with Arnotts department store. 

To coincide with Cook Month @ Arnotts and the launch of the Kenwood Nostalgia Chef – retro series of food mixers, Kenwood and Arnotts teamed up to search for Ireland’s Oldest Chef across the country. Entrants were invited to enter their memories / stories of using a Kenwood Chef in their own family traditions. For three weeks Kenwood fans were invited to enter the competition both in store and online on with over 500 entries received in total. 

Ms McCarthy’s original machine  - the Kenwood A700 - has been in her family since 1954 (approx), she was declared the winner at the  live final which took place in the bespoke Kenwood window in Arnotts on Henry St and the announcement was aired on RTE 2FM’s Rick O’Shea Show.

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Congratulating Ms McCarthy, Penny Jones, Brand Manager, Kenwood UK and Ireland said, “We’re thrilled that Alyse has been a fan of Kenwood and kept her original machine in such good condition, it has clearly been treated with love and attention over the years and we wish her many more years of happy baking with her new Kenwood Major! 

“Steeped in tradition, the Kenwood Chef represents the importance of family and time spent together. With home baking and eating-in rather than dining out becoming more and more popular, we’re delighted with the amazing response to the competition”, she concluded. 

Alyse went home with one of Kenwood’s top end machines, the Kenwood Major, while runners up were treated to the new Kenwood Nostalgia Chef retro series. 

Celebrated in kitchens the world over, the Chef Classic machine has been designed to grace kitchens for generations to come. The Kenwood Chef has been a staple in Irish kitchens for many years, with families passing on the tradition of baking and in many cases passing on the same machine, which inspires the next generation of amateur bakers.