The Small City AGA Cook Off

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As you all know, Gill and I are passionate about all things local and with PKAVS as our chosen charity for 2015 we’ve been keen to pull together a fundraiser with a difference that would allow us to celebrate both the #PerthLoveFest and #SmallCityRecipes.

So, tasked with thinking of our three favourite things to make it an event to remember, the list went something like this:

  1. Handsome chefs
  2. Small City Recipe cook demos And/Or a giant sized tasting session (none of this spoonful malarkey!) 
  3. Tasty local ingredients

As fate would have it, I was invited to spend a wonderful Saturday afternoon at a recent Aga demo. Super impressed (and now pining for a five oven bad boy!) I met up with Brian Paxton for a morning of coffee, homemade shortbread (from the Aga... obvs!) and some serious chatting about how we could come together to make a charity / foodie event happen.

You can imagine then, how delighted I am to announce, that as well as hatching a plan with Aga Perth, we've also pulled in our Small City's favourite chefs to deliver three afternoons of cook demos and chat with proper, get-stuck-in, tasting sessions afterwards!

And just when you thought it couldn't get any better, all of these wonderful people are giving up their time for free to allow us to raise maximum funds for PKAVS.

Aga Graeme

We'll be hosting three seperate demos in the Aga shop, so if you're thinking of buying one of these iconic cookers then get yourself booked in. I had a brilliant time when I went along - I couldn't believe what you could do on them!


18th July - Praveen Kumar of Tabla Restaurant
Click here for Praveen's full event info! 

26th September - Graeme Pallister of 63 Tay Street
Click here for Graeme's full event info

November - Sarah Mellerish of Let's Cook Scotland

Tickets are priced at £25 each with the full amount going to straight to PKAVS.  Places are restricted to 30 per demo so please book quickly by contacting the Aga Shop directly on 01738 443642.

We hope to raise £1500 over the three events and I plan to live out my dream of becoming a live cook demo kitchen assistant! 


Aga Pale BluePKAVS is the #SCBP chosen charity for 2015 and we are humbled to be helping the amazing work that is carried out by everyone involved in this organisation. You can find out a little more about why we chose to work with them by visiting our story here.

A big shout out to Fraser Band who came along to photograph the team behind these events.   

  • Praveen Kumar from Tabla
  • Graeme Pallister from 63 Tay Street
  • Gill Murray from Small City Big Personality
  • Donna Bednarek and Claire MacDonald from PKAVS
  • Brian Paxton from Aga Perth
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