Local celebrity chef, Kim Moody from Loftus has been announced as one of the leading chefs for the 2023 Saltburn Food Festival and will appear alongside other chefs including;
- Ian Munro – Owner & Chef of The Velveteen Rabbit
- Jason Moore – Head Chef at The G&T House
- Martyn Hyde – Owner & Chef at Eat Me Cafe
- Jon Appleby – Head Chef at The Feversham Arms
- Gareth Bottomley – Head Chef at The Station Cafe & Bar.
Over the last 12 months, Kim Moody has been catering for music artists such as Elton John, George Ezra, Robbie Williams and Beyonce.
Kim Moody said in Teesside Live;
“I was headhunted by a chef I’d initially met at Saltburn Food Festival,”
“We kept in touch and I got a call completely out of the blue one day last summer. Three days later I was cooking for Elton John and his crew in Frankfurt. It was an incredible turn of events really.”
“It’s a huge operation,”
“We transport and build our own kitchen everywhere, and the gigs themselves are incredible. I never realised what was involved before I became part of it. When you see people sometimes complain about the price of tickets, I’m not sure they realise the scale of putting a huge show on the road.”Kim Moody
Kim’s biggest talents in the industry lie as a patisserie specialist, which has been one of her main talking points over the last year with the choux pastry eclairs and profiteroles as her dish of choice.
Kim, went on to say:
“I was asked to make Andrea Bocelli’s birthday cake and we presented it to him in his dressing room during the interval of a gig in Belfast,”
“Everyone sang happy birthday and it’s a moment I’ll never forget.”Kim Moody
Talking about the Saltburn Food Festival, Kim went onto say:
“I’ve always been a huge fan and I’ve been to every single festival so far,”
“It’s very exciting to see something like this in our area. And if you love food it’s absolutely the place to be. I’ve kept in touch with the festival organisers for the last few years and it was absolutely fantastic to be asked to be part of things this year – especially with such a great line-up of other chefs on the big day itself.”
Saltburn Food Festival director Lorna Jackson said:
“Kim made a huge impression on us when she was here to help Richard Ingram at the food theatre in 2016. Her passion and obvious love of cooking was there for all to see and I knew she was going to have a fantastic future.
“I love the fact that Kim fell into catering almost by accident. She found herself cooking one day and discovered a real passion.
“But having the confidence and determination to follow that passion, and facing all the challenges involved in changing her career to get where she is today, is what really inspires me about Kim, and I’m really pleased to see her here again.”
Lorna Jackson, Saltburn Food Festival Director