English Market cooking demo renowned Cork Chef Orla McAndrew

Cork on a Fork Thursday

12.00pm-2.00pm, Thursday 15th August, Outside the English Market on Grand Parade

Award-winning Cork Chef Orla McAndrew will indulge visitors to the English Market with a cookery demonstration and sampling outside the building on Grand Parade. Committed to sustainability and a 'zero-waste ethos' Orla will be using a range of fresh, local ingredients from the stalls of the renowned English Market to create seasonal tasting and sharing plates - perfect for summer gatherings.

FREE. No need to book.

Cork on a Fork Cooking Demo Marquee


10.00am-5.30pm, Saturday 17th August,  11.00am-5pm Sunday 18th August Festival Marquee, Emmet Place (outside Crawford)

A 100-seat Festival Cooking Demo Marquee and Festival Market will take place on Emmet Place (outside the Cork Opera House) all weekend with a host of exciting talks, demos and tastings. Featuring demos from Michelin Star Chefs Takashi Miyazaki's from Ichigo Ichie and Rob Krawczyk from Chestnut, Hell's Kitchen winner Chris O'Sullivan, Rachel Allen from Ballymaloe Cookery School, Aishing Moore from Goldie, the Bean Queen Ali Honour, and many more. The events are MCd by Irish Examiner food writer Joe McNamee and food writer Kate Ryan from The Echo.  Sponsored by Fáilte Ireland, Ireland's Ancient East and the Wild Atlantic Way.


11am:  Pasta Making with Hell's Kitchen US Winner Ryan O'Sullivan

12pm: Bread and Fishes with Aishling Moore (Goldie) and Ryan Hoy (Pike Deli)

1pm:  A Taste of Ballymaloe Cooking School with Rachel Allen

3pm: Full of Beans! - the bountiful and beautiful world of beans with #BeansIsHow champion Ali Honour and Cork Rooftop Farm's Brian McCarthy

4pm: Learn How to Cook for Restrictive Diets with Rob Fitzpatrick, Market Lane 

4.45pm:  How to Make the Perfect BBQ Sausage withHarrison SharpeElbow Lane Smokehouse & Brewery


11am:  I Soiled My Plants! With CUSP, My Goodness and Green Cities for Health

12pm:  More Than Curry with Meeran Manzoor (Rare 1784)

2pm:  Cork on a…Stick! – Cork Chef Cook-Off with a twist!  

3pm:  A Michelin Mash with Chestnut and Ichigo Ichie  

ALL FREE. No need to book but limited places.  See the Festival Marquee tab for full details.