Organisers of the Porthleven Food Festival have announced the first wave of chefs headlining the 2023 event from April 21 to 23.

Presented by chef Jude Kereama alongside, celebrity chef, broadcaster and returning festival supporter Anthony Worrall Thompson, the 2023 chef line-up includes Tom Barnes – executive head chef at Simon Rogan’s flagship three-Michelin-Star L’Enclume restaurant and Rogan & co in Cumbria.

Other visitors include James Knappett, chef patron of two-Michelin-Star Kitchen Table in London, who has also cooked at Rick Stein’s The Seafood Restaurants.

Chef and cook book author Emily Scott, who opened her restaurant on the sea wall at Watergate Bay, will be at the festival.

She was the first woman to cook for leaders of the western worlds, when commissioned by the Cabinet Office to create a special dinner for royalty and the world leaders at the G7 summit in Cornwall. And was also listed in the top 100 most influential women in hospitality industry two years running, has been recognised by Michelin since 2016 and appeared on the Great British Menu on BBC2 to represent the South-West back in 2019.

The festival is also set to welcome Rupert Cooper, of Philleigh Way Cookery School, Josh Eggleton, Michelin Star chef patron of The Pony Restaurant Group, Olivia Barry chef owner of Adelina Yard in Bristol, Andrew Tuck, head chef of St Kew Inn, famed for his open fire cooking, Stephane Delourme, group head chef of Stein’s Restaurants and Masterchef quarter-finalist and Sabzi Deli founder Kate Attlee to the chefs’ theatre over the festival weekend.

Jude Kereama said: “Expect great practical demos, brilliant seasonal food, and lots of interesting conversations over the weekend.”

The free foodie event aims to celebrate Cornwall’s leading food and drink producers, stimulate the local economy - and raise awareness of key issues relating to the environment, food culture and sustainable food production with a new programme of workshops, talks and masterclasses.