14th May 2024

Ainsley’s National Trust Cook Off – Starts From Saturday 18th May on ITV1 and ITVX

Ainsley will be back on our screens, in his brand-new series; Ainsley’s National Trust Cook Off, airing on ITV1 and ITVX from Saturday 18 May at 11.40am.

The series, which will run for 10 episodes, is filmed at three National Trust locations, famed for their abundant kitchen and walled gardens: Blickling Estate in Norfolk, Wimpole Estate in Cambridgeshire and Tyntesfield in Somerset.

Ainsley and his chef friends cook al fresco in the walled kitchen gardens of the UK’s finest National Trust stately homes. In each episode, Ainsley is joined by two guest chefs in the kitchen gardens of the historic estates who he will challenge to create and cook recipes using the bounty of the garden in an attempt to win the accolade of ‘Dish of the Day’ whilst celebrating the abundance and beauty of fresh British produce grown by the Trust’s team of staff and volunteers.

Alongside the fun of outdoor cooking and friendly competition, Ainsley meets the staff and volunteers of the Trust, and finds out about the work they do to maintain the gardens and estates – picking up handy gardening tips along the way.

A true celebration of fresh seasonal produce, great food and beautiful gardens – a great way to spend a Saturday morning!