The Kitchen at Chewton Glen by James Martin. Hampshire.
Chewton Glen Cookery School is led by renowned chef James Martin and his team of expert chef tutors.
Fun, engaging, creative and led by renowed Chef James Martin, The Kitchen Cookery School is a true feast for the senses with a calendar of classes to suit all abilities.
Food amongst other things are what makes Chewton Glen an international name therefore, it was only right to embrace this reputation and open a state-of-the-art cookery school back in 2017. Under the culinary navigation of Chef James Martin, and talented Chef Tutor, Steve Bulmer the cookery school offers its guests the chance to cook recipes from all over the world and discover skills they didn’t know they had whilst picking up important hints and tips along the way.
Most months you’ll find at least one celebrity Chef hosting an exclusive cookery class for 12 fortunate attendees from James Martin himself to Tom Kerridge, Galton Blakiston to Mich Turner MBE. As well as exciting Chef appearances, the cookery school classes offer plenty of variety from mastering the perfect puddings, to discovering seafood from every ocean, authentic Asian cuisine to delicious Indian dishes. Junior Chefs are also not forgotten with a variety of classes to engage and delight your children – the perfect activity during the school holidays.
The cookery school’s design means diners of the restaurant can spectate as glass panels separate their peering eyes with the novice cooks on the other side. The restaurant offers a delicious menu, embracing the huge variety of produce available both on-site at Chewton Glen and its surrounding area of Hampshire and Dorset. Head Chef, Adam Hart consults regularly with Estate Manager, Darren Venables to ensure seasonal produce is never wasted, and that every dish is created with heritage and flavour in mind from stone-baked pizzas to mouth-watering Wagyu burgers, risottos to tapas style nibbles.
Your day starts with coffee and home baked pastries before a sneak peek at what’s growing in the greenhouse. Stroll through the garden and back into the cookery school and settle into the workstation that is exclusively yours for the day. Spend time seated around the Chef Tutor’s station, where you will learn new skills before creating your own masterpiece under the watchful eye of the Chef. Day courses with Chef Tutor run from 9.30am – 3.30pm and prices start from £175 which include refreshments, lunch, all equipment and ingredients. Can’t make the full day? The Kitchen Cookery School also offerings half day and evening experiences too from £95 per person.
As part of their ongoing commitment to local sourcing and ethical sustainability they take great pride in growing much of the fruit, vegetables and herbs to use in The Kitchen in Chewton Glen’s own garden.
GUIDE PRICES: £95-175.
SPECIALITY: Seasonal local food from their gardens. James Martin experience courses.