Jon Jenkins in the Chef’s Theatre

Jon Jenkins, seen recently on the GBBO, will be in our Chef’s Theatre alongside our resident Chef Director, Penny Lewis

We are pleased to welcome TV favourite, Jon Jenkins to our Chef’s Theatre, at the Wye Valley Winter Festival, on December 2nd at the Chepstow Racecourse.

Jon Jenkins, From Newport won the hearts of thousands of viewers during the GBBO series earlier this year.  Not only did he become known for being a proud Welshman, baking a variety of Welsh bakes most weeks, he also demonstrated his love of loud Hawaiian shirts, by wearing a different shirt each week, including a Christmas themed Hawaiian shirt, starring Santa in a grass skirt.  Jon also gained immense popularity for bringing fun to the tent by wearing a tutu to present his ‘ballet’ cake to the judges and for becoming a ‘super hero’ when he stopped to help fellow contestant Ruby when she was struggling.

The public and judges were also impressed with his scientific knowledge of baking – it was the first time spherification was heard in the tent and who can forget his tiny glittery lemon balls…..

Jon is a passionate family man and lives in Newport with his wife and two daughters.  He also has two grown up children who live close by.

Since being in the Bake Off tent, Jon has had a hugely positive response from the public and social media, which has given him opportunities such as working for the BBC as part of Children in Need and on BBC Radio Wales as part of the Foodie Friday programme.

Jon will be in our Theatre from 2:30pm alongside our resident Chef Director, Penny Lewis, of the Culinary Cottage Cookery School.