Mark Lees – Crayfish Capers, Milton Keynes

Saturday 5th September

15:00 – 16:00

Chef Demo Theatre, Town Square, Nantwich CW5 5AS

Crayfish Capers is a family run business in Milton Keynes, specialising in the trapping and supplying of signal Crayfish which they distribute through Farmers Markets, Country Shows and other various events throughout the UK.
Mark became passionate about all things Signal Crayfish after seeing a TV item about Signal Crayfish invading UK rivers and canals and killing native species and having a devastating effect on our waterways. Mark got hold of a couple of traps and caught 4kg of them on his first night…..and the rest is history. Since then he has been devising new recipes to enjoy them and educating people all over the UK about why we need to eat more of them.

As part of his quest, Mark has featured on many TV shows – you may have seen him on Hairy Bikers Cook off,  Local Food Heroes and the One Show. He has cooked with celebrity chefs including Sophie Grigson, Gary Rhodes and Heston Blumenthal as well as the Masterchef team of John Torode & Gregg Wallace (along with Celebrity Masterchefs Andy Peters, Lisa Faulkner and Phil Vickery)