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MasterChef Winner Jane Devonshire to Showcase at Taste of the South

MasterChef winner of 2016, Jane Devonshire, has confirmed that she will be will Taste of the South Jane Devonshirebe showcasing her culinary flair that won her first place at last year’s MasterChef when she cooks live at the Taste of the South demonstration kitchen.

Jane has served up dishes alongside world-renowned chefs Marcus Wareing, Atol Kochhar, Jason Atherton, Michel Roux and Michael O’Hare working at their restaurants. Now Jane Devonshire will be demonstrating her talents in Poole Park and giving you the MasterChef top tips that could make you a culinary star when she joins the variety of South coast chefs in the Demonstration Kitchen of Taste of the South on Friday 19th May at 4pm.

Jane Devonshire says, “I am absolutely delighted to be at the first ever Taste of the South festival which is running in association with the European Maritime Conference and Poole Maritime Festival. I will be on hand to answer questions from Alex Aitken, present my recipes and chat about food!

I love cooking at live demonstrations, the audience engagement creates such a buzz and it is great to meet everyone too.

I’m also very much looking forward to checking out the show and browsing the various products from the South’s finest producers and artisans, as well as working alongside local chefs and other businesses.”

Taste of the South Festival takes place from 19th-21st May 2017 in Poole Park and will see producers of food, drink, art, artisan products and more from all across the South of England showcase their talents across the FREE 3-day festival.

Jane continues, “We moved to Hampshire 14 years ago and we really love it. We have made our home here. I am very passionate about supporting local produce and producers.  I also play an active role with the Hampshire Fare which promotes local suppliers and producers actively across the south.”

Jackie Phillipson, Co-founder of ROUTEpr and Taste of the South says, “We are delighted to have Jane Devonshire joining us and showing her support at Taste of the South. We wanted her to help us put the first event on the map representing the talent in the South of England. Our team and thousands of viewers all tuned into the BBC each week to watch her avidly in MasterChef and we were delighted to see this local Hampshire lady win for the nation. Now we are excited to see her give us an insight into her recipes in an up-close and personal environment.”

After winning Series 12 of MasterChef UK, Jane is currently working on her cook book which will comprise of variety of ‘no-hassle’, every day, Gluten Free recipes so that you can be a MasterChef in your own home.

Jane Devonshire will be cooking alongside some of the most respected chefs of the South including Alex Aitken of The Jetty Christchurch, Pete Murt Head Chef at Rick Stein in Sandbanks, Barbara Cox author of Rainbow Recipes, Award-winning Mark Hartstone, Seth Le Noury, and national Indian food expert Sarah Ali Choudhury.

Her recipe will be free to watch live at the Taste of the South festival in Poole park this May. To hear more about the event visit or find us on Twitter: @janecdevonshire.


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