Here’s a list of just some of the very talented Chefs demo-ed their BBQ skills and more at The Big Meat 2017 (2018 tbc!):

We are very fortunate to have a fantastic sponsor for our demo stage this year in Trager grills… Find out more about them here.

Simon Dyer

Simon Dyer

Simon Dyer is the winner of ITV’s ‘BBQ CHAMP 2015’.

Based in Somerset, Simon has a passion for building and cooking on barbecues. Farm owner Simon, has used everything from bricks to a washing machine to construct BBQ’s and smokers.

Simon has a passion for the wild side of cooking outdoors and enjoys foraging for wild ingredients.

Marcus Bawdon


I’m very lucky to live in a beautiful part of Devon in the UK, I love to cook, grow my own vegetables, and take pictures of the food. I also work away in Aberdeen for 6 months of the year, so get to play with wonderful ingredients from the North of Scotland too.

I have a young family and we love to entertain, so I wanted to learn how to cook simply for large parties, and will share lots of tips and tricks on how to do this.

I am Editor of UK BBQ Mag an online Outdoor Cooking Mag aiming to inspire people to cook outdoors year round and published quarterly. You can find out more at

Benjamin Piette

Ben Piette

A CHEF from Woking who made it all the way to the semi-finals of TV’s MasterChef: The Professionals. Now Chef-Owner of the very successful London House in West Byfleet “We put in a huge amount of research, and sourcing quality ingredients is the London House ethos. We are using small vineyards for our wines, so we are bespoke and exclusive, and we are applying the same to all our food and drinks”


Please note, all details are correct at time of publish and although we sure hope they wont change, we also know that sometimes life happens so details may be subject to change.