Stephanie Moon

Gun Wharf Quays, Portsmouth


A three-night pop-up restaurant at the top of the Emirates Spinnaker Tower to 60 covers. Designing a menu using Hampshire’s finest ingredients that could be served at the top of the Tower to a 60 cover purpose-built restaurant that would need to be built and dismantled each day, before and after service, ready for the for the Tower’s tourism clients the next day.

What the client says...

During my time as General Manager, Steph Moon and her assistant chef came to the Emirates Spinnaker Tower for three consecutive seasons and we worked together on these events.

Steph coped well with the challenges of logistics, particularly as our main kitchen is on the ground floor with the pop-up restaurant on the ‘viewing deck’ over 1 minute’s journey up in the lift!

Each event sold out to a packed restaurant of expectant guests, due to her driving the event on social media and press events prior to the opening. As a result, we had guests coming back year on year.

Steph worked well and integrated professionally with our Head Chef and his team; not easy considering that Steph was prepping for a fine dining gourmet event during the busy café lunchtime service.

The stunning views of the Isle of Wight and the Solent plus the super service of the Emirates front-of-house worked well with Steph’s imaginative and well-received menu.

Steph took our Hampshire food and really showed it off well.

I would highly recommend Steph for any such similar event; she is an exceptional chef to work with and has a positive and logical approach to overcoming considerable logistical challenges.

Sarah Webb, General Manager, Emirates Spinnaker Tower
Funkirk Farm, Skipton


MC the AA Rosette Cookery Stage at the festival for two days and assist in the organisation of the programme. Help liaise with festival staff on the festival days and ensure smooth running of the theatre.

What the client says...

The Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival benefits year on year from Steph’s involvement, not only from her great ‘Master of Ceremony’ and ‘Hosting’ capabilities with all of our superb Michelin and AA Rosette Chefs, but also her own great recipe demonstrations on our stages using locally sourced produce. The consultancy and expertise on identifying suitable chefs from all backgrounds to make our visitor experience the best it can be is something that we never take for granted. We hope that Steph will remain part of the festival family for many years to come.

Joanna Ripley, The Yorkshire Dales Festival
Harewood House, Leeds


Compere the Main Stage and give cookery demonstrations. A judge on the ‘Cake-Off’ challenge and a stand-in for a forager who was unable to attend – and other varied roles.

What the client says...

We have really enjoyed working with Steph Moon at the Great British Food Festival over the last few years. She is a fabulous chef and compere, and her demonstrations are a real highlight for our visitors.

Steph is a consummate professional, a pleasure to deal with and always willing to pitch in as needed to ensure that everything runs perfectly, from the moment that she is booked.

Janine, Great British Food Festival


Overseeing the Game Cookery Theatre and assisting with the running of the Food Hall Theatre. Organising the chef running order, MC to the theatres and giving cookery demonstrations.

What the client says...

The Great Yorkshire Show is a celebration of the best of food and farming in Yorkshire and beyond. Yorkshire is blessed with some of the best farmers and food producers in the country, producing top quality ingredients. We need chefs such as Stephanie, who can use these raw materials in creating innovative dishes to inspire and entertain our visitors.

We are passionate about promoting local food and Stephanie is a master at creating meals which allow these ingredients to shine. Her enthusiasm and knowledge make her appearances one of the highlights of the Great Yorkshire Show.

Nigel Pulling, Chief Executive, Great Yorkshire Show
Valley Gardens, Harrogate


To develop and run the Long Table Dinner in Valley Gardens – an evening banquet for guests to enjoy outside all on one long table, as part of the successful Harrogate International Festivals summer season for two years (cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19).

What the client says...

Steph has been a fantastic partner to work with. Creative, indefatigable and with a flair for ensuring the audiences are always wowed!

We have worked with her from concept to delivery on the now sell-out Long Table Dinner in Harrogate as part of the internationally renowned Harrogate International Festivals summer season, and in 2019 created the International Food Zone as part of the Carnival delivery to welcome the UCI to Harrogate with a food theatre, programme of top-chefs from around the world and an audience that came away with new knowledge and passion for cooking, despite the apocalyptic weather!

Steph is an asset to any events organisation, and we can’t wait to create our next venture together.

Sharon Canavar, Chief Executive, Harrogate International Festivals
Lexus Dinner at Rudding Park with Tom Kerridge and Tommy Banks


Together with two of the nation’s top chefs, we curated and hosted one of Rudding Park’s exclusive gourmet ‘Chefs’ Supper Club’ evenings, producing a locally-sourced four course menu in partnership with BBC Good Food, presented by Lexus.

Steph cooked the pudding course for this prestigious banquet, with Tommy Banks producing the starter and Tom Kerridge the main course.

The pudding, pictured below, is a play on Yorkshire Rhubarb and Custard, which was in season at the time of the event. Using rhubarb grown in the Rudding Park kitchen garden, and working with Head Chef, Matthew Wilkinson and his team, the various innovative ways of producing the rhubarb were showcased in this pudding and cocktail:

Yorkshire Rhubarb and Custard Fab Lolly

Rhubarb steamed ginger cake

Rhubarb and white chocolate truffle

Rhubarb and vanilla custard mille-feuille with caramel sugar crust

Rhubarb and custard cannelloni

All served with a rhubarb and custard Slingsby gin based cocktail with rhubarb candy floss and edible flowers

What the client says...

Rudding Park has collaborated with Steph on a number of projects over the years and there is no doubt our business has benefitted from her wealth of experience.

Steph has a real, palpable passion for food – particularly produce grown in Yorkshire – and loves to share this with people.

Steph is extremely professional and is respected by everyone she works with, whether she is inspiring the next generation by coaching our team of young chefs, introducing exciting new suppliers, MC-ing gourmet dinners or showcasing dishes at cookery demonstrations and on our TV screens.

Her warm, infectious personality endears her to everyone she meets and has a great ‘little black book’ of food contacts.

Steph is considered a ‘Champion of Yorkshire produce’ and we highly value her industry knowledge and commitment.

Simon Mackaness, Chairman, Rudding Park
Various: Maple Durham, Great Missenden, Milton Keynes, Driffield Show, Wakefield Rhubarb Festival


To create a food experience for customers, above and beyond a chef demonstration. Delivering advanced cookery masterclasses and creating some lasting memories for the participants. A series of six events teaching 30 people together in the Love Food Cookery School, four times per day. 

What the client says...

What can I say Steph – you nailed it! We had a huge number of compliments about how professional and entertaining you are. It’s a pleasure working with you and look forward to working with you in the future.

Graham Smith, Managing Director, Love Food Live


Traditional curries with a twist, showcasing Yorkshire products using the finest Bradford spices and interesting flavour combinations.

What the client says...

Steph’s thrill to learn about spices meant she quickly made herself part of our team and worked on a number of events: Bradford Cathedral Gala Dinner with Chef Oberoi and his team where Steph’s pre desert course was well received; teaching students at our World Curry Festival cookery school and being a chef demonstrator at the event.

Steph also judged the children’s curry competition. She was a valued member of the then World Curry Festival team.

Zulfi Karim, World Curry Festival and current Well Director NHS Bradford, Appointed Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire