The gourmet heart of Royal Tunbridge Wells can be found in the lower Pantiles – the home of Rosemary Shrager’s Cookery School.
The School is housed within The Corn Exchange, a beautiful three-storey regency building, with a Domestic and Professional School, event spaces for Private Celebrations and Corporate Functions.
Every aspect of the school has been personally designed to Rosemary’s exacting specifications; and no expense has been spared to provide students with both up-to-the minute kitchen technology and luxurious styles.
We are delighted to present a new addition to the School - our luxurious,new suite on the second floor, The Dining Room, perfect for private celebrations and corporate functions.
Rosemary and her team firmly believe in supporting local suppliers and produce, sourcing the best of the seasons crops, while keeping the carbon footprint and food miles low.
Rosemary Shrager and her team has created an exciting programme of Day Courses and Two Days Weekend Courses for 2015.
Courses are suitable for home cooks at every level, from the complete novice to the confident and highly skilled.
Join us on Friday or Saturday evenings for a 5-course tasting menu dinner. Chef’s table is an exclusive demonstration dining experience run by Head Chef Iain More.
May 28 2016 - Weekend
If you always wanted to learn how to cook or refresh your existing skills, then what better way to start with our weekend cookery course? You will be in a class of like-minded people who, like you, want to learn the essential skills in the kitchen so they can cook with confidence. Cooking is a life skill and no matter what type of cook you are; traditional, natural talent or creative it can be easily learned if taught well, and over this weekend our expert chef tutors will help you achieve more than you thought possible. The beginners’ course is entirely hands-on and is designed to teach you the fundamental skills of cookery such as: basic sauces, cooking meat, cooking fish, baking and how to make faultless puddings. It’s not all heads-down cooking you’ll be rewarded with downtime to savour your efforts. The weekend will leave you with a new self-confidence, armed with a wealth of inspiration and talent to continue your journey and enjoyment of cooking delicious foods at home.
June 01 2016 - Day Course
We know that some of you would love to get your young ones into the kitchen, so why not bring them along to one of our ‘Junior Gourmet’ workshops. We’re passionate about introducing real food and real cooking to educate and inspire the younger generation and that’s why we’ve specially designed this course for them. They’ll be taken on culinary journey from their own, fully equipped workstation and own ingredients to produce a two course meal focusing on a healthy and balanced diet. Our young chefs will eat some of their creations in class and take some of their culinary delights home to share with the rest of the family. They will also receive a recipe booklet so dishes can be easily replicated at home.
If you are currently out of education, employment or training; interested in becoming a qualified chef in as little as 12 months, then you should contact us RIGHT NOW! We are looking for enthusiastic, ambitious, young people who have a passion for food and would like to be trained by Rosemary Shrager and her team of talented chefs, in our new, state-of-the-art, professional kitchen in Tunbridge Wells. We are offering NVQ at Level 2, endorsed by East Kent College.