Alfresco Stage - with BBQ 365 & the South African BRAAI - Hosted by Chef Cornelius Veakins

Cornelius Veakins

The Outdoor BBQ Chef

Cornelius was born in South Africa and grew up with Braais – the Afrikaans word for BBQ. A Braai is not just about how to cook but also describes the social event, casual and laid back, where friends and family meet with good food, good company and good wine and beer. This is what I try to add to each outdoor recipe I create.

My family left South Africa because of the troubles and I came to the UK, but decided to leave again at the age of 19 to go to France. I lived in France for 12 years and no one can live in France without absorbing the French culture of good food and quality ingredients.

I am delighted to be returning to the Portsmouth Seafood Festival to host the Al Fresco Stage.

BBQ 365

Official Sponsors

BBQ365 are proud to be the sole UK Agent and Distributor for Home Fires (South Africa)

If you are from South Africa (or have ever been there) you will almost certainly be familiar with this product and the Home Fires brand. If you have never experienced a Braai before, then you’re in for a treat….

…it’s not only that a Home Fires Braai looks impressive, or that is is exceptionally well made. It’s not even the fact that we believe that cooking on wood is better than charcoal or gas (both in terms of flavour and in terms of the environment). It’s none of these things. It’s the atmosphere that one of these Braais conjures up… it’s tending the fire, it’s serving “potjie kos”, it’s watching the flames and feeling the warmth of the fire…

We are delighted to be sponsoring The Portsmouth Seafood Festival Al Fresco Stage.

Al Fresco Stage Schedule

Portsmouth Seafood Festival alfresco Stage Demo Times

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