of ITV's BBQ Champ is surprise visitor at Burnham Food Festival
winner of ITV1's series BBQ Champ was a surprise visitor
at Burnham-On-Sea's Food & Drink Festival on Saturday (October
Dyer, 52, was crowned the nation's champion griller in a five-part
summer TV series hosted by celebrity Myleene Klass.
will be demonstrating his barbecuing skills at Burnham's next
Food Festival in May and was invited along to see Saturday's event
as a taster.
who has built 20 barbecues from scratch and loves cooking outside
so much that he can even be found grilling meat on New Year's
Day, said: "You have a great festival in Burnham and I'm
looking foward to being back in the Spring."
'barebecue takeover' is set to be held in Burnham's town centre
next May when Simon will be showing his skills.
who forages wild garlic for his creations, previously said: "This
is something I love doing. I am an outdoor person and I am a farmer.
I love the whole thing of lighting a fire, preparing food and
then cooking. It's relaxing. Doing
the TV show really pushed me to new levels and make me take on
things that I have not attempted before."
team of eight contenders from across the country competed to become
the first BBQ Champ by completing weekly outdoor cuisine challenges
and Simon won the top prize of £25,000.
Left to right - Burnham Food Festival's Bev Milner Simonds with
John Gower and Simon, Dyer