James Martin, one of the nation’s favourite chefs will be adding culinary flair to The Game Fair VIP experience when the three-day festival of the great British countryside returns to Hatfield House from 26-28 July.
Over the past 21 years James Martin has presented some of the most popular cooking shows on TV and published 18 best selling books.
Passionate about food and sourcing the very best ingredients, James can be found behind the stoves at James Martin Manchester and The Kitchen at the acclaimed Chewton Glen, and again this year he will also be cooking up a storm at The Game Fair, exclusively for VIP package holders.
Fresh from his most recent series ‘James Martin’s Great British Adventure,’ James will be cooking for Silver, Gold and Platinum package holders within the prestigious Game Fair Enclosure. The menu will feature Game and sustainably sourced produce from the British countryside.
VIP Package holders receive exclusive benefits such as their very own private bar and restaurant, the chance to mingle with James Martin between sittings and of course the best seat in the house to enjoy the daily entertainment in the Main Arena.
Outside of the kitchen James is a massive dog lover and owns two dogs, Ralph and Cooper. He is currently training Cooper as a full working gundog under the expert guidance of trainer Jason Mayhew.
Born in Malton, North Yorkshire, and raised on a farm, James is a country lad, born and bred. “My passion for food began when my father took the role of catering manager at the Castle Howard estate.” “It is a great privilege to be appearing as the celebrity chef at such a prestigious countryside event as The Game Fair. I love the British countryside, a source of so many natural flavours which inspire creativity in the kitchen. I look forward to creating this year’s menu.”
Gemma Payne, Head of Marketing at The Game Fair, added “James Martin is the perfect fit for The Game Fair as a true countryman. His passion for British produce and game resonates with our audience and we are so pleased that he will be joining us again to celebrate the very best that our treasured countryside has to offer.”