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Culinary: Cook-Along Grilling Event with England Cricket Legend Matthew Hoggard

We are delighted to offer a fabulous ‘Cook-Along Grilling Event’ with the England cricket legend, Matthew Hoggard.

Hoggard has always been a huge cooking fan, learning to braai (barbecue) when he lived in South Africa playing cricket, where this was a massive part of life. Travelling the world, Hoggard has picked up lots of cooking tips from a real wide range of cultures and he even took part in the BBC’s Celebrity Masterchef in 2013, where he competed with former boxing world champion Joe Calzaghe, TV star Les Dennis and rapper Speech Debelle. Since retiring from cricket in 2013, Hoggard has finally had time to concentrate on his passion; grilling! He has been honing his skills since then, learning from international BBQ chefs and experimenting on as many different grills as he could lay his hands on! Grilling has become a daily occurrence for him and his family have had four grilled Christmas dinners to date!

Your exclusive grill-along event with Matthew Hoggard will be hosted by a Sky Sports presenter and will be staged from his grill centre in Rutland. You will choose a dish that appeals most to you from a list provided by Hoggard and he will post out ingredient’s packs to all of your guests. Guests will be encouraged to answer questions in the message board and Hoggard will keep any eye on everyone’s cooking, with guests invited to leave their cameras on, but microphones turned off. Your Sky Sports presenter will also ask Hoggard some questions about his cricket and cooking experiences and his thoughts on the big matches to come over the next 12 months.

Hoggard played 67 test matches for England, taking 248 wickets at an average of 30. He was a huge part of the 2005 Ashes winning side against Australia, which was the first English side in 18 years to win the famous urn. Hoggard was awarded the MBE in 2006 and has gone on to be a cricket pundit and spending time developing his huge passion for cooking.

This fun, online grilling event will give your guests the opportunity to learn to cook a new dish in the comfort of their own homes, combining good quality food with some enthralling sporting chat from a cricket legend. This will definitely be an event which will stay in the memory of your guests for many years to come.

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This fun, online grilling event will give your guests the opportunity to learn to cook a new dish in the comfort of their own homes, combining good quality food with some enthralling sporting chat from a cricket legend. This will definitely be an event which will stay in the memory of your guests for many years to come.

What’s included?
  • Exclusive online cooking class for your party
  • Matthew Hoggard to appear during your online event
  • Event to be hosted by a Sky TV presenter
  • Guests to choose the dish they would like to be cooked (a list of ideas will be emailed)
  • Ingredients packs to be posted out to all of your guests
  • Branded flyer to be created for your event with a utensils required list for your guests
  • Matthew Hoggard to talk guests through the different steps of cooking the dish
  • Opportunity for your guests to ask questions during the event
  • Matthew Hoggard to answer questions about cooking, his cricket career and cricket in general
  • Videographer to film Matthew Hoggard in the kitchen
  • Event management to include online video management

Potential Add-On’s

We are delighted to offer the following potential package add-ons to enhance the event experience for your guests. Please let us know if any of these are of interest and we can price up accordingly.

What’s included?
  • Wine Tasting: We can enhance the event further by adding in some wine tasting. Our wine tasting expert and Matthew Hoggard can select three wines that will go best with the dish selected and our expert will give their thoughts and a description on each wine. The wine packs can be posted out to all of your event attendees.
  • Signed Memorabilia Item’: We can organise a signed England cricket shirt or bat by Matthew Hoggard. These shirts/bats can be personalised for all of your guests if required and also framed with images of Hoggard in action.
  • Video: Our professional videographer can create a branded highlights video from the footage, with the best bits of your online event, which you can then use on your website or for social media purposes.

Prices are per person, and exclusive of VAT unless stated otherwise.

NUMBER OF GUESTS PRICE
10 People £449 (+VAT)
20 People £299 (+VAT)
30 People £249 (+VAT)
40 People £199 (+VAT)
50 People £175 (+VAT)

Prices are per person, and exclusive of VAT unless stated otherwise.

Provisional Itinerary

7.30pmIntroduction: Sky TV Presenter welcomes guests and introduces Matthew Hoggard.
7.40pmMatthew Hoggard commences cooking your chosen dish.
OngoingYour Sky TV presenter will be asking Matthew Hoggard questions about what he is doing and about his career in general. Your presenter will also ask Hoggard any questions from your guests that are asked through the message board.
9.15pmDish is completed. Opportunity for guests to ask any further questions to Matthew.
9.30pmEvent concludes.
This provisional itinerary can be adjusted to suit your requirements and the dish that has been selected to be cooked.

Culinary: Cook-Along Grilling Event with England Cricket Legend Matthew Hoggard