The Extraordinary Edible Science Show



If it’s your first time staging a Gastronaut show, this might be for you. GASTRONAUTEXTREME is a spectacular best-of production cherry-picking the most exciting, visual and revelatory demos from across all our shows, wrapped into a clear journey through extraordinary food and multidisciplinary science. We can pick and choose demos - vortex cannons, live insects, explosions, weird food, rockets, massive whoopee cushions, freezing cheese with fire extinguishers, robots, edible chemical reactions. Adaptable for any age/venue/format, this has worked brilliantly at food and science festivals across the world. It can include Fartology demos, too.

It’s an unforgettable, explosive edible science adventure exploring the bizarre science behind our food with tasters, interactive demos, volunteers on stage and lots of audience participation. It’s got a rock-solid nutritional backbone and multiple curriculum links but never preaches. We help people to eat better by making food fascinating.

LENGTH 20-60mins            PRESENTERS 1-2
EVENT SUITABILITY       Universal.
AUDIENCE PROFILE:       Families – children from 5yrs.

Showguide description


BBC Gastronaut Stefan Gates takes you on an unforgettable, explosive edible adventure exploring the bizarre science behind our food. This is a food show like no other: expect vortex cannons, explosions, glowing drinks, edible chemical reactions, colour-changing cocktails and loads of audience interaction in an hilarious and thoroughly educational show. Stefan is renowned for his world-class science and food shows.

5yrs+ and adults.

The is how the show looks in your showguide


The show comes in various forms and sizes depending on venue and budget (obviously we’ve used photos from our bigger events here). For arenas and large auditoriums we have huge props, inflatables, mini-motorbikes and huge explosions. For smaller venues we have smaller kit, less devastating explosions and more tasting opportunities!

Gastronaut Live shows mix solid education with unforgettable entertainment, and the team is always happy to stay for photos, autographs, chat and book signings.

For information and costs please contact: Jan Croxson at DML on 020 8846 0966 or email