Celebrity multi-award-winning food writer and MasterChef judge will come to Queen’s

Celebrity multi-award-winning food writer and MasterChef judge will come to Queen’s

Posted: 10th March 2022

Celebrity multi-award-winning food writer and MasterChef judge will come to Queen’s

Critic of the Year, Restaurant Critic of the Year, Restaurant Writer of the Year and author of four novels and seven works of non-fiction about food will be coming to Queen’s.

On May 18th, Jay Rayner, judge on BBC MasterChef, presenter of BBC Radio 4’s The Kitchen Cabinet, and feature food writer and restaurant critic for the Observer will be teaching at Queen’s in the day and performing his one-man show in the evening.

We are delighted to announce that Jay Rayner will be treating our Queen’s College pupils to an exclusive afternoon writing masterclass followed by an exciting evening performance of his acclaimed touring show ‘My Last Supper’. 

In the English masterclass, Jay will explore the methods and structural tricks he employs in his reviews, and how he keeps writing about the same topic over an extended period, by constantly changing the subject. As Jay explains, “what matters is identifying the story and then communicating it in as entertaining a way as possible, whatever the subject happens to be”.

Then in the evening the MasterChef judge and restaurant critic Jay Rayner will dive into our fascination with final meals when he brings his acclaimed one-man show ‘My Last Supper’ to Queen’s. The well-known food and drink writer will tell the stories behind the ingredients that would make up his own menu.

Mr Mann, Head of Food and Nutrition, and Mrs Litton, Head of English, are working together on this exciting cross-curriculum experience. Discussing the celebrity masterclass Mrs Litton said she was “beyond excited about a such an amazing experience for our pupils”, Mr Mann went onto talk about the one-man show from the MasterChef judge show, “if you love food and you love hearing stories about food, then you will love this entertaining, interactive show from writer, tv and radio food personality Jay Rayner, who for two decades has made a living eating out in restaurants.”. 

Tickets are on sale now from the school website for Jay Rayner’s show here