Top Billing catches up with celebrity chef and restaurant owner Tobie Puttock in Zambia to find out about his successful collaborations with Jamie Oliver, cooking under pressure for the camera and his soft spot for lions. Lorna gets to experience the taste fusion that is Puttock's true style and what could be more exciting than Italian, seafood pasta prepared in Zambia, by an Australian chef? We also meet Georgia, Tobie's wife, do some spectacular sightseeing in Zambia and really get to know the real Tobie Puttock.
TOBIE & GEORGIA PUTTOCK www.tobieputtock.com
RICHARD LEACH General Manager, Lion Encounter www.lionencounter.com firstname.lastname@example.org
LION ENCOUNTER LION ENCOUNTER is an active conservation program that is passionate about ensuring a secure future for the African lion, Panthera leo. It is also Africa’s first genuine program to ethically reintroduce the offspring of captive-bred African lions back into the wild. Lion Encounter operates the African Lion Rehabilitation & Release into the Wild Program in partnership with ALERT.
In the first stage young lion cubs are taken out into the bush to build confidence in their natural habitat. As the cubs become familiar with the environment, they start to develop and practice their stalking and hunting skills – skills that are crucial for their release into Stage 2 of the program. By joining our lion walks or volunteering with us, you are actively assisting in the pre-release training of the cubs, as well as providing essential funding for the program’s continued progress to help save Africa’s iconic species.
Lion Encounter is partnered with ALERT, the African Lion & Environmental Research Trust, a conservation and community NGO that is dedicated to the future of Africa’s wildlife and peoples.
Below are links to both the ALERT and Lion Encounter websites. Should you require any further information on the walking with the Lions, the rehabilitation and release into the wild programmes or various other programmes Lion Encounter offers in conjunction with ALERT.