Here is a list of events and services I have experience with. If you wish to contact me for any enquires, please do so via my Contact page.
I'm a skilled baker with 5 years of experience in making cakes, pastries and breads. I am self-taught from home and was a hopeful for 2017's series of the Great British Bakeoff, making it to the final pool of 30 contestants from 12,000 applicants!
I have a portfolio of favourite bakes which I am happy to make on demand for collection: some of my most popular being Newcastle Brown Ale Chocolate Fudge Cake; Pineapple & Coconut Layer Cake; Mexican Triple Milk Cake (Tres Leches); Ooey Gooey Butter Cake; Swedish Cardamom Buns; Finnish Butter Buns, Key Lime Shortbread and Triple Chocolate Shortbread. If you would like me to make you something for an occasion, please get in touch via my Contact page and we can discuss it.
One of my favourite activities is demonstrating the thrills of cooking to a live audience. I have previously demonstrated at large food festivals such as Living North Live in Newcastle and the West Dean Chilli Fiesta in West Sussex. My demonstrations are accessible and adaptable for all levels of cook and demographics. I typically present exotic dishes that have intrigue, or new ways of creating classics. I like to champion particular ingredients and providing an audience with entertaining and well-informed commentary over the dish and its origins. I have performed solo and have also formed a successful double-act with my friend, Sweta Chowdhury. I post short, improvised cooking tutorials regularly on my Instagram page: @anthonyshock
I have previously catered private dining events for small family events and corporate events. I am a registered private chef in association with AmoChef, covering nationwide locations and offering a range of internationally-inspired menus for small and large groups of people.
I am happy to cater a specific menu or adapt a special menu for a special dietary need. I can cater for any cuisine, though my specialities lie within British & Irish, Spanish & Latin American, Scandinavian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Regional American Cuisine. If you'd like my skills, get in touch via my Contact page.
I have previously worked in partnership with:
ASDA - collaboration with ASDA in promoting the Middlesbrough Chicken Parmo, as made on MasterChefUK (Series 18 - Episode 5). Collaborated in the creation of the 'Parmo Aisle', available for a limited period in selected ASDA stores on Teesside.
TINE Norway - championing the intriguing Norwegian Brunost cheese, which I used in my Norwegian Plukkfisk on MasterChefUK (Series 18 - Episode 14.) In partnership with TINE, Norway's flagship dairy producer, I developed recipes using Brunost cheese for Norway's Constitution Day event in the UK.