GIAG – Live cook along with MasterChef Professional Luke Rhodes (postponed 22nd April)

GIAG – Live cook along with MasterChef Professional Luke Rhodes (postponed 22nd April)

DATE: Monday 19 April 2021

TIME: 5:30pm - 6:30pm


About the event

We are very excited to welcome MasterChef the professionals star Luke Rhodes. Luke will be leading a live virtual cooking class for our students. He will be showing you how to cook - Hendo’s chicken wings, Mac and Cheese and loaded fries. 

About Luke

Luke Rhodes starred in series 13 of MasterChef the professionals and made the final 8 and is Sheffield born and bred.

He is classically trained and enjoys fine dining, but his real love is classic American BBQ. Being from Yorkshire, hearty food has been drilled into him from a young age so he likes to balance both hearty and fine dining  in his cooking.

Luke started training at The Sheffield College when he was 16, where he gained a professional chefs diploma while working at a 1 Michelin star restaurant. His first job was at The Handmade Burger Co when he was 16.

Over the years he has worked at The Old Vicarage in Sheffield, Cutlers Hall, Red True BBQ and Karnivore BBQ.  He also took two years out and worked at Char Char Bull, a 2 hat/Gold plated steak restaurant in Perth, Australia.

He wouldn’t be where he is today without my college lecturers, Len Unwin, Mick Burke and Neil Taylor. They taught him everything he needed to know, to get him into the business.

He has always looked up to both Monica Galetti and Marcus Wareing, I own a lot of their cookbooks and have always admired their dedication to the hospitality industry. To get the opportunity to cook for them has been a dream come true and I will never forget this experience. 

"The best thing about being a chef is putting in all the hours, developing a dish and it finally making it onto the menu, customers ordering it and enjoying something you have put so much hard work into. It gives you the sense of fulfilment. The worse thing about being a chef is time away from your family on special occasions such as Christmas, Birthdays etc."

What you will need –

For the wings:

  • 5 Chicken wings OR (V) 5 Florets of Cauliflower 
  • 1 Tablespoon Cajun Spice 
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Granules 
  • Pinch Salt 
  • 2 Tablespoons Veg Oil

For the Hendo’s BBQ sauce:

  • 1 Diced white onion 
  • 300g tomato ketchup 
  • 1 bottles of Henderson’s Relish 
  • 100g Light brown sugar
  • 100g Passata
  • 50g Cajun spice 
  • 50g Garlic Granules
  • 1 Tablespoon of ground cumin
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

Mac and cheese:

  • 200g Macaroni Pasta 
  • 2 Tablespoons oil 
  • 284ml Double Cream or vegan double cream 
  • 30 Slices of cheese singles or vegan cheese singles 
  • 1 Teaspoon Cajun spice 
  • 1 teaspoon garlic granules 
  • 50g panko breadcrumbs 
  • Jalapeños & spring onions for garnish 

Loaded fries:

  • Oven french fries
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 red onion 
  • 1 Lime 
  • 3 Salad tomato 
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 white onion 
  • 1 bunch coriander
  • 1 small pot sour cream or vegan sour cream
  • Bag of grated cheese or vegan cheese 

We are giving everyone £5 towards their shopping to take part this class. To claim it just email a valid receipt showing the items and we will transfer you £5 towards the cost. Emails receipts to - activitiesadmin@shu.ac.uk