Obsession 2020: here's the full line-up for the 20th anniversary of Northcote's gastronomic festival

Nigel Haworth

Nigel Haworth

Executive Chef 13th September 2019
Nigel Haworth

Nigel Haworth

Executive Chef

Obsession 2020: here's the full line-up for the 20th anniversary of Northcote's gastronomic festival

From Friday 24th January to Sunday 9th February, world-renowned culinary festival Obsession will return to Northcote for its 20th anniversary, bringing 24 world-class chefs with 24 Michelin stars between them under one roof including Legends of the restaurant industry Rick Stein, Brian Turner, James Martin and Ken Hom.

This year, several chefs will cook in pairs or trios, seeing combinations of chefs cook together on a one-off, unmissable basis.

From Saturday 25th January, where Gareth Ward (Ynyshir), Tom Brown (Cornerstone), and Kirk Haworth (Plates) will create a menu together, to iconic two-Michelin-starred chef Sat Bains, who will be joined on Monday 27th January by Paul Cunningham, Head Chef of Henne Kirkeby Kro in rural Denmark, also with two Michelin stars to his name.

Northcote is also delighted to host Jacob Jan Boerma of 3-Michelin-starred Restaurant De Leest in Vassen, The Netherlands on Sunday 2nd February, as well as two of Portugal’s most successful chefs: Dieter Koschina (Vila Joya, The Algarve) and Hans Neuner (Vila Vita, Porches) on Sunday 26th January.

The full line up is as follows:


Friday 24th January
LISA GOODWIN-ALLEN Northcote, Langho, Lancashire (1*)

Saturday 25th January
GARETH WARD Ynyshir, Wales UK (2*)
TOM BROWN Cornerstone, Hackney, London
KIRK HAWORTH Plates, London

Sunday 26th January
DIETER KOSCHINA Vila Joya, The Algarve PORTUGAL (2*)
HANS NEUNER Vila Vita, Porches PORTUGAL (2*)

Monday 27th January
SAT BAINS Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham (2*)
PAUL CUNNINGHAM Henne Kirkeby Kro, Henne DENMARK (2*)

Tuesday 28th January
RICHARD CORRIGAN Corrigan’s Mayfair, London (1*)

Wednesday 29th January
PHIL HOWARD Elystan Street, London (1*)
BEN MARKS Perilla, London UK

Thursday 30th January
ANGELA HARTNETT Murano, Mayfair, London (1*)
NEIL BORTHWICK The French House, Soho, London

Friday 31st January

Saturday 1st February

Sunday 2nd February
JACOB JAN BOERMA Restaurant De Leest, Vaassen NETHERLANDS (3*)

Monday 3rd February
JAMES KNAPPETT Kitchen Table, London UK (2*)

Tuesday 4th February
CLAUDE BOSI Bibendum, London UK (2*)

Wednesday 5th February
RICK STEIN The Seafood Restaurant, Padstow, Cornwall UK
BRIAN TURNER Consultant & TV celebrity chef, London UK
NIGEL HAWORTH Northcote Obsession Chef Ambassador UK

Thursday 6th February
STEPHEN MCLAUGHLIN Restaurant Andrew Fairlie, Gleneagles SCOTLAND (2*) - tribute to
Andrew Fairlie

Friday 7th February
KEN HOM MEE, Copa Cabana Palace, Rio De Janeiro BRAZIL (1*)

Saturday 8th February
JAMES MARTIN Celebrity chef & TV Presenter UK

Sunday 9th February
NIGEL HAWORTH Northcote Obsession Chef Ambassador UK

Created by Nigel Haworth and Craig Bancroft in 2001, Obsession began and continues to be a celebration of the best of the culinary world. With chefs ranging to the UK’s best-loved household names and ground-breaking newcomers to some of the world’s best chefs from overseas, the festival has grown from year to year to become one of the most well-loved and respected food festivals, with a format that is entirely unique to Obsession.

Tickets for Obsession 2020 cost from £150 per person including Louis Roederer Champagne and canape reception, five-course menu and coffee and petit fours. A specially paired wine flight can be added with prices starting from £50 per person.

The Obsession 2020 ticket hotline opens on Sunday 13th October at 9.00am and the number to call is 0333 999 7762.

For more information visit www.northcote.com/obsession2020

VIP hospitality packages are available to book for six or more people in the Louis Roederer Room or at the Chef’s Table from £2400 plus VAT. Packages available now: please contact Kaye Mathew or Robyn Loftus on 01254 240555 or email enquiries [email protected]/ [email protected]

Accommodation rate during Obsession 2019 starts from £305 for bed and breakfast.

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