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Meet the Cooks

We hope you enjoy reading our blog and that together we can learn to look at the wild side of food with a smile!

Introducing the Wild Cooks …

Steph Moon – The original Wild Cook and star of The Great British Menu! The daughter of a Yorkshire farmer, Steph grew up in the countryside and has a real love of Yorkshire food. She is never happier than when she is foraging for wild food in her favourite pink wellies. Steph is now Consultant Chef at Rudding Park and loves to share her favourite recipes and ideas for wild food in our blog.

Peter Banks – A passionate wild foodie, Peter is the envy of every Wild Cook, with an amazing kitchen garden which houses most fruit and vegetables you can think of – and some you possibly can’t! His cider making is legendry and his chutneys have made print many times. Peter is as at home foraging as he is running Rudding Park .

Nuno Cesar De Sa - Nuno loves nothing more on his days off than cooking for his young family. Nuno is Portuguese and his style of food embraces bold flavours.  Nuno has lived in Yorkshire for the last 10 years, during which time he has probably seen more of the county than the rest of us in our life times!  Coupled with his sense of adventure, Nuno should be able to raise a few eyebrows with his wild food.

Paul Richardson-Mackie – Wakefield lad Paul loves cooking with wild food. He likes to visit Yorkshire producers too and only a month ago Paul was up to his knees in Yorkshire’s finest rhubarb. Being a native of Wakefield, Paul felt very at home in the rhubarb sheds. Who knows where he will visit next.

Up Close and Personal …

If you cannot get enough of the Wild Cooks and want to meet us face to face, then why not come along to one of our many cookery demonstrations.

Here are some of our forthcoming highlights:


7th – 9th June: Leeds Loves Food: Stephanie will be MC and doing cookery demos at this festival. On the 7th June find Stephanie in the Circus of Food near the market place and on the 8th and 9th  find Stephanie in the Millennium Square.

11th June: Stephanie to judge North of England’s Finest Young Chefs as they compete to be graduates of the Craft Guild of Chefs.

14th  June: Tastes of Yorkshire Event: Stephanie will be MC and she will demonstrate at this fantastic local event on Ripon Racecourse

15th June: See Stephanie at Grassington Food Festival.

20th – 21st June: Join Stephanie at the World Curry Festival in Bradford’s main square.

22nd June: Harrogate Fine Food Festival where Stephanie will demonstrate the best of Yorkshire tapas style dishes

28th June: Best of Yorkshire Food Festival in Harrogate

29th June: Home Grown Food Festival with Brian Turner: Stephanie will be undertaking a ready steady cook challenge with Paul Jackson for an hour of frenzy fun!