Tutors

Mathew Day

Class: Butcher & Barbecue: Pig

Biography: Matt is a Butcher who practices the traditional arts of whole animal butchery and dry-aging. Mathew is the manager of our supplier The Butchery's shop at Spitalfields Market, working with - amongst other breeds - White Park, Irish Moiled, Belted Galloway and South Devon beef; and Saddleback pork. He enjoys making bacon and sausages and has a strong belief in the powers of salt and time. Follow Matt on Instagram.

Michael Harrison

Classes: Fish Barbecue Class

Biography: Michael is a career chef with ten years of experience across the hospitality industry. He has working in some of the world's finest restaurants: The French Laundry (Yountville, California), Blue Hill at Stone Barns (up-state New York) and Attica (Melbourne). During his career Michael has developed a particular interest in fish which led him to spend time at Sydney's revolutionary Fish Butchery. He regularly work's at Fin and Flounder in Hackney. Follow Michael on Instagram.

Alastair Instone

Classes: Kamado Masterclass, Classic Barbecue Class, Low and Slow Barbecue

Biography: Alastair set up London Barbecue School. He has been teaching cookery since 2010 (and exclusively barbecue since 2015), and prior that he worked as a private chef in luxury ski chalets, private homes and aboard superyachts. His passion is slow-cooked barbecue using top-quality British ingredients. Follow Alastair on Twitter and Instagram.

Lap-fai Lee

Classes: Texas Barbecue Masterclass

Biography: Lap-fai Lee is veteran BBQ competitor with his team Backyard Brummies, with accolades including 2015 Reserve Grand Champions at Grillstock Bristol. Lap brings a left-field approach to BBQ with influences from Texas to Thailand. A wealth of cooking knowledge from years of teaching classes from pork butchery to macarons means you can be sure to learn something new and interesting. Follow Lap-fai on Instagram.

Luke Vandore-Mackay

Classes: Steak Barbecue Class

Biography: Luke is a chef and food writer. After spending time cooking in ski resorts and aboard superyachts he founded Brompton Food Market and The Hourglass (both in South Kensington). Luke is the host of the demonstration kitchen at Borough Market.

Helen Wilson

Classes: Vegetarian/Vegan Barbecue

Biography: Helen works in event catering and has recently completed specialised training as a macrobiotic chef. Her cooking is influenced by living and travelling extensively in South East Asia, particularly Thailand.