Country Show Cook Off

Otley Show

Series 1 - Episode 1 Otley Show



Each week a pair of well-known chefs set off on a foodie road trip, stopping off every day to enter a traditional dish or bake in a country show or specialist food festival. It’s done anonymously so the judges (and there are some real characters prowling the trestle tables) are as blunt about the chef’s attempts as they are about Mrs Smith’s or Mr Brown’s.

Other than the bright-red vintage French van they drive, it’s all terribly British. Ainsley Harriott provides a relentlessly jolly narration while jaunty brass music plays out as Ed Baines and Valentine Warner — this week’s pairing — endure a wet British summer.


Eight well-known chefs set off on a road trip to compete in some of the most demanding cookery contests around the UK, with two taking part each week. The first duo are Ed Baines and Valentine Warner, who begin by putting their roulades up for scrutiny at the Otley Show in West Yorkshire, and not only are they taking on each other, they are pitted against the best local cooks.

Cast & Crew

Contributor Ed Baines
Contributor Valentine Warner
Series Producer Gill Waddington
Series Producer Paul Hineman