Ryan Riley,
Award winning chef and Author
Appearing Saturday 6th


Taking to the cookery stage on the Saturday is another Sunderland-born star, Ryan Riley, founder of the multi-award-winning Life Kitchen and Life Kitchen Cookery School.

Ryan began Life Kitchen in 2019, an enterprise which offers free cookery classes, demonstrations, and events to people living with cancer across the UK and Europe.

His debut cookbook, Life Kitchen, was published in March 2020 and was closely followed by his second book, Taste and Flavour, which became a global sensation through its aim to help people who have lost their taste from coronavirus.  


In 2019, Ryan’s work to help others through food secured him a spot in The Evening Standard’s Progress 1,000, a list comprising of the most influential people in London.

More live cookery theatre guests

Cherish Finden

Cherish Finden,
TV judge and multi-award-winning pastry chef

Chef Matt Tebbutt

Matt Tebbutt,
TV chef and Saturday
Kitchen presenter