First Names Announced for ‘Live Fire’ Line-Up

We recently announced a wave of new artists that’ll be playing at the Black Deer festival, adding to what was already an impressive line-up.

Today, it’s the turn of the food. As we’re bringing you a quality batch of notable names that’ll be cooking up a storm within the Live Fire arena at Black Deer.

The Live Fire arena is a carefully curated area bringing you the best outdoor cooking and expert lifestyle demonstrations, all wrapped up around great southern style food, drink and hospitality.

We’ll soon be publishing everything you need to know about Live Fire, on our website – the Smokin’ Food & Drink, The Smokehouse, Cookout Comps, and the Live Fire Music. So best keep those eyes peeled…

For now though, and with plenty more to follow, let us briefly introduce the line-up of incredible culinary and outdoor lifestyle talent, so far:


Neil Rankin

-Chef Owner, Temper Restaurants.
A true master of all things smoke, fire and meat.

Romy Gill MBE

– British/Indian chef
Restaurateur, cookery teacher and food writer.

Steve West

– Master Butcher
London-based artisan butcher.

Nick Weston

– Hunter Gatherer Cook
Foraging, Game butchery and fire cookery guru.

Mark Parr

– ‘Lord Logs’ of the London Log Co
Leading light on all things wood & charcoal.


Jon Finch & Ben Merrington

– Grillstock Founders & cookbook authors
Pioneers of the UK BBQ scene since 2010.

Ray ‘Dr.BBQ’ Lampe

– BBQ Hall of Famer, Godfather of BBQ
US BBQ pitmaster, author and television personality.

Tom Herbert

– Master Baker
One half of the Fabulous Baker Brothers, Chef and cookbook author.

Matt Burgess

– Group Head Chef, Caravan Restaurants
Matt’s food is at the forefront of revolutionising free cooking.

Like we said, there’s still plenty more to come.

See you in the Deer Park this summer…