Photograps by David Bartholomew - Click Creative
Photograps by David Bartholomew - Click Creative
Rosemary Shrager’s Cookery School offers a superb location in Royal Tunbridge Wells to suit corporate events and private hire.
What better way to reward or entertain your staff or customers than your own specially tailored cookery day?
A culinary adventure with your team is a different, rewarding and extremely successful way to encourage corporate team building, offering employees an enjoyable time away from the office. It is not only enormous fun but also providing a great learning experience.
Test your team’s brainpower, problem-solving abilities and time management skills. Choose a course and the size of your party, nominate your preferred dates and we will arrange the rest.
The Domestic School’s kitchen offers 5 workstations suitable for up to 20 guests – in a hand built and home-style kitchen made by Mark Wilkinson Furniture with worktops from Touchstone Worktops and equipped to the highest standards with appliances by Miele. Our audio-visual appliances are provided by Bang and Olufsen. When you attend a course you will use Zwilling knives, Staub cookware and Demeyere pans to help prepare and create your dishes under the expert tutelage of the School’s resident chefs. Rosemary and John use magimix blenders, kettles and coffee machines, and Kitchen Aid’s fantastic and colourful mixers.
The Professional School’s kitchen is suitable for up to 14 guests – in a kitchen designed by Salix, who believe a professionally specified, sustainable kitchen is not only better for our environment but also a commercially driven necessity. It is equipped by Bonnet – one of the world most prestigious brand in the UK today and Hobart – a renowned market leader in commercial catering equipment and warewashing.
Rosemary Shrager Cookery School's official audio visual partner.
Bang & Olufsen manufactures a highly distinctive and exclusive range of televisions, music systems, loudspeakers, telephones, and multimedia products that combine technological excellence with emotional appeal.
The existence of Bang & Olufsen is and has always been based on the initiatives of incredibly innovative people. People with persistence. People with high ambitions. People who believe that creating is living.
Bang & Olufsen was founded in 1925 in Struer, a small town in the north western part of Denmark, by two enterprising young engineers, Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen. They created the business that was to become an international design icon and a global symbol of audio-visual excellence.
Today Bang & Olufsen a/s is world renowned for its distinctive range of quality televisions, music systems and high-performance loudspeakers; products that combine technological excellence with emotional appeal in a sensational design language.
Bang & Olufsen products are sold mainly by an extensive, independent retail network across more than 100 countries. The majority of these retailers are concept stores, which exclusively sell Bang & Olufsen products.
Besides entertainment products for the home environment, Bang & Olufsen applies it acoustic skills and design competences in creating high-performance sound systems for the high-end car industry, bringing the entertainment experience to a new level.
BANG & OLUFSEN OF TUNBRIDGE WELLS
66 Mount Pleasant Road
TN1 1RB Tunbridge Wells
01892 527 525
Hobart UK is a renowned market leader in commercial catering equipment, manufacturing cooking equipment - under the Bonnet brand - warewashers and food preparation machines for the foodservice industry.
Hobart provides cost effective solutions fully supported by service and parts throughout the UK, benefiting every size and style of catering operation.
Hobart’s parent company, ITW, is a diversified manufacturer of advanced industrial technology. The 825 decentralised business units employ 60,000 staff across
Visit Hobart's website www.hobartuk.com
As Europe's leading commercial refrigeration manufacturer we pride ourselves on both the products we supply and the levels of customer service we provide. Working with Foster guarantees you quality and absolute reliability at highly competitive prices.
When it comes to commercial fridges and commercial freezers, Foster is at the forefront of new technology, pioneering new standards in temperature control, hygiene, efficiency and appearance. Premier products, together with our support services, enable us to maintain long-term relationships with clients in leading restaurants, fast food outlets, hotels and airports, as well as being the government-approved supplier of equipment to non-profit making organisations including colleges, hospitals and the armed forces in the UK and abroad.
The fact is that Foster is the most popular brand in the UK marketplace today, far outselling all other commercial refrigeration competitors. Be certain. No matter how large or small your scale of operation, you'll find there is a Foster for you.
Visit Foster's website www.fosterrefrigerator.co.uk
We have over 20 years’ experience in the design and manufacture of kitchen and bar equipment.
Working hands on with some of the best chefs in the world enables us to see the mistakes before they happen, innovate where it’s needed and advise our clients on the best way to build and run their kitchens.
We do all our design work in-house, from mood boards and 3D visuals to design drawings and manufacture drawings. This approach ensures that the Salix team focuses on the desired end product from start to finish and creates a seamless service for clients.
A professionally specified sustainable kitchen is not only better for our environment but is now a commercially driven necessity.
Salix are hands on working with the latest emerging technologies. We advise our clients on regulation, best practice, innovative products and where possible, funding.
We continually research and install solutions for;
Reduced CO2 levels
Ozone depleting substances
At Salix we work closely with the carbon trust to reduce our own carbon emissions and save energy.
Visit Salix's website www.salix.co.uk
We have over a century of experience and expertise in catering equipments. Since 1830, BONNET designs, manufactures, and installs professional kitchen equipment, with a strong dedication to our customers through quality and taste, productivity, comfort and environmental care.
Our equipment is built to last, innovative, reliable, robust and comply with hygiene standards. We are a specialist for high quality professional cooking with French expertise. BONNET quality controls are integrated from the product design to manufacturing and finally in our customer’s premises.
An international company: BONNET is part of ITW (Illinois Tool Works), a global diversified manufacturer and a Top 100 US listed company. BONNET supplies thousands of professional kitchens worldwide thanks to an extensive distribution network across the world. Thanks to our distributors network, we are always close by to meet your needs.
Visit Bonnet's website www.bonnet-international.com
"Wonderful new product"
A stunning selection of Kitchen Hob Panels and Splashbacks. Many beautiful designs, available in a wide range of sizes. Functional and decorative, with the look and feel of a large hand-made ceramic tile, picture panel!
However unlike a ceramic tile, this eco-friendly Nexiform product is made entirely from waste and recycled materials, bound together by a revolutionary process, which does not require any heat during the manufacturing process.
The resultant slab, together with its high-gloss topcoat finish, creates a beautiful, focal point that will enhance any kitchen. It is simple to install, a pleasure to behold, and a timeless addition to your home.
Visit Nexiform's website www.nexiform.com
For many years the UK'S No.1 BRAND for domestic weighing scales, (currently around 40% market share), Salter Housewares Ltd has now become the leading brand in many other countries including Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Kenya, Chile and Portugal.
SALTER HOUSEWARES itself began life in the late 1760 in the village of Bilston, England. At this time Richard Salter, a spring maker, began making 'pocket steelyards', a scale similar to the fisherman's scale of today.
By 1825 his nephew George had taken over the company, which became known as George Salter & Co. and later established a large, well equipped manufacturing site in the town of West Bromwich. From here the company produced a wide variety of scales including the UK'S first bathroom scale! Other items were added to the range, including irons, mincers, potato chippers, coin-operated machines and another 'first' for the UK, the typewriter.
The business thrived throughout the 1900s and by 1950, employed over 2000 people, still in the same area and owned by the same family. Then, in 1972 the company was purchased by Staveley Industries Plc and was split into separate subsidiaries, housewares, industrial etc. relocating as required.
In the late 1980s, and early 90s Staveley acquired more businesses world-wide to form a new 'weighing group' including the Weigh-Tronix company of America, and in 1998 after a management buy out, this became the Weigh-Tronix Corporation, with Salter Housewares a part of that. The focus of the new corporation however was increasingly towards industrial or commercial weighing, so on February, 2002, the management team at Salter Housewares Ltd, backed by Barclays Private Equity, bought the company out from the group, to concentrate on its consumer businesses.
So rapid was the growth over the next two years that the company became an attractive acquisition target, and consequently in March 2004 was sold to the US-based HoMedics company, leaders in the "personal wellness" product category. In 2006, Salter Housewares USA and Taylor Precision Products Inc (also owned by HoMedics) merged together to combine sales, marketing, and distribution efficiencies to be more reactive to the changing retailer environment.
Located in the UK, USA, & Canada, with distribution to over 100 countries world-wide, still enjoying the #1 brand for bathroom scales in the UK and now part of the highly successful HoMedics group the company is now set for continued growth and product extension.
Visit Salter's website www.salterhousewares.com
Altro are a leading UK, family-owned manufacturer and supplier of wall and floor coverings, founded in 1919. Our success is due to determined innovation - matching evolving needs for surfaces that are both decorative and practical. Altro invented safety flooring; it’s a product area in which we continue to lead the way. In recent years we have also launched many other integrated solutions for practical, decorative interiors, combining floors, walls, ceilings and doorsets.
Our success is made possible by encouraging contribution from all colleagues, continually improving our products and processes. We insist on the very best in working environments and training. The reward is working with some of the finest people in the global workforce.
Investing in you
Along with the highest quality products, we believe our customers deserve the same standard in service and support. Our Customer Care Centre staff are committed to providing an excellent customer experience worldwide; helping answer any query, from where to find a quality contractor to the latest colours in a new range.
Altro – a global success
Altro’s success as a leading manufacturer and provider of safety flooring and wall cladding solutions extends far beyond the UK. We currently have subsidiaries in the USA, Canada, Germany, Spain, Denmark, Sweden and Australia, and distributors in more than 50 countries throughout the world.
Visit Altro's website www.altro.co.uk
Altro's visit to the cookery school - click here to see article.
Past and Present
Since 1915, experienced cooks and beginners alike have reached for Pyrex® glassware products. It all started with our glass bakeware – loved for generations because it’s affordable, durable, odor and stain proof, and great for cooking, serving and storing. Since then, new favorites have joined old standbys. The Pyrex line now includes products for the entire kitchen, including pots and pans, metal bakeware, and kitchen tools and gadgets. They’re all designed and proven to make cooking a little easier. Today, approximately 80% of U.S. homes have Pyrex glass products, with many cooks passing them down from generation to generation – which we think is pretty neat.
Visit Pyrex's website www.pyrexware.com
Magimix products are designed to make life simpler for the serious cook.
Most have their roots in professional products originally designed for commercial use.
For this reason they work well and are built better to last longer.
The range combines the best cooking traditions with today’s technology, and is supported by strong domestic use guarantees and after-sales service.
Serious cooking should be fun and satisfying, not hard work. With Magimix, the most demanding tasks can be accomplished quickly, easily and quietly.
Perhaps that is why top TV chefs, cookery schools and food writers insist on Magimix.
40 years of culinary innovation
It was in France, in the heart of Burgundy, a region noted for its gastronomy, that Magimix invented the food processor 40 years ago. Magimix products are designed to make life simpler for the serious cook.
Thanks to Magimix innovations, the most demanding tasks can be accomplished quickly, easily and quietly.
Visit MagiMix's website www.magimix.com
Made to perform and made to last. And with a wide range of attachments for you to choose from, it will open a whole new world of possibilities.
Every cook expresses themselves their own individual way. A personal way that encompasses all the senses, from sight to touch to taste. The KitchenAid® Artisan® Stand Mixer’s unique professional design makes it an extension of your hands, your imagination, your skill. Together with its versatility and flexibility, it can inspire and help you to create something truly special - every time.
Visit website www.kitchenaid.co.uk
Established in 1997 and with over 150 years of combined experience, Touchstone Worktops are London’s leading suppliers of granite and quartz kitchen worktops. Providing a full template, supply and fitting service to the highest quality, we have a professional, fast & efficient turnaround, aimed to satisfy our customer’s requirements.
Alongside the core business of supplying granite and quartz worktops, Touchstone also provide marble, limestone and slate slabs for bathroom vanity tops, bath surrounds, shower cladding and beautiful wet-rooms.
Our customers range from large house builders to architects, interior designers to kitchen companies and, of course, the public. We obtain the vast majority of our work via repeat business and word-of-mouth.
Visit Touchstone's website www.touchstoneworktops.com
Villeroy & Boch, more than any other premium brand, is deeply rooted in European culture. And, as only such a great brand is capable of doing, it has managed to preserve its identity, at the same moving with the times.
Tradition, quality and authenticity: These are the classic Villeroy & Boch attributes which give consumers support and guidance. Innovative power, style and design: These are the values which inspire people and give them the freedom to design their homes according to their own individual taste.
‘The House of Villeroy & Boch’ sales concept makes it possible to experience the principle of the Villeroy & Boch complete brand in the store. Villeroy & Boch uses it to provide style guidelines and aesthetic stimuli for purchase decisions. Products are presented in an authentic, powerfully designed, true-to-life composition in realistic settings, such as bathrooms, kitchens or dining areas.
Villeroy & Boch is a highly innovative company with a time-honoured tradition. It is one of the most important brands in Germany, Europe and indeed the world. Since its origins over 260 years ago, the ceramics manufacturing company founded in 1748 has developed into an international lifestyle brand. Villeroy & Boch is represented in 125 countries around the world and has 15 production facilities in Europe, Mexico and Thailand. The headquarters of the listed company are located in Mettlach in Saarland.
Villeroy & Boch focuses its business activities in the Company Divisions ‘Bathroom & Wellness’ and ‘Tableware’. The diverse, complete solutions of the product range convince consumers as well as designers and architects in every respect.
The ‘Bathroom and Wellness’ Division does not only offer ceramic bathroom collections in a variety of styles but also high-class bathroom furniture, coordinated fittings and accessories. The wellness range with its innovative shower, bath and whirlpool systems is an impressive blend of beauty, quality and state-of-the-art technology.
The ‘Tableware Division’ comprises the complete range of products for a perfectly laid table: top-quality dinner services, crystalware and cutlery, a rich assortment of products for preparation as well as accessories and gift items.
Visit Villeroy & Boch's website www.villeroy-boch.com/en/gb
Zwilling J.A. Henckels manufacture premium stainless steel kitchen knives, cookware and gadgets for professional and ambitious hobby chefs. Founded in Solingen, Germany in 1731, Zwilling have a wealth of expertise and experience in design and manufacture. This knowledge, allied with innovation drives Zwilling's core aim: Passion for the best.
French cast iron cookware brand Staub and Belgian induction-specialist stainless steel cookware manufacturer Demeyere also belong to the Zwilling family. When you take a course at Rosemary Shrager's Cookery School you will use Zwilling knives, Staub cast iron pieces and Demeyere pans to help prepare and create your dishes under the expert tutelage of the school's resident chefs.
Visit Zwilling J.A. Hanckels's website www.zwilling.com
The Miele Company, founded in 1899, was built around a simple philosophy of “Immer Besser”. “Immer Besser” which translates as “Forever Better” inspired the Miele founders to produce appliances which were both durable and long lasting, creating a brand which is identified with unsurpassed product quality, worldwide.
The longevity of Miele appliances is legendary which helps with our commitment to taking care of the environment, whilst conserving resources and economising on the raw materials used. This commitment to the way Miele appliances are manufactured enable Miele to become the first appliance manufacturer worldwide to receive the Environmental Standard DIN EN ISO 14001 certification for all of its factories.
To help meet demand there are 47 proprietary international sales companies in the most important markets around the globe, together with a sales subsidiary in Germany making Miele the largest privately held appliance manufacturer in the world.
The Miele GB Projects team was established to support the needs of Project Partners, developers, designers and architects. The team can help at every stage of your project, from the initial specification, to the final delivery. They are also able to offer product training and advice, through to 'hands on' practical demonstrations for your staff or potential clients.
Visit Miele's website www.miele.co.uk
Mark Wilkinson Furniture, which has one of its showrooms at 31 High Street in Tunbridge Wells, took up the challenge, designing with bespoke 'zones', using the iconic Cook's Kitchen, to form an expansive cookery display zone and five learning-islands.
Mark Wilkinson says; "Rosemary is such good fun and I am sure that attendees at her school will learn a lot about cookery and have a very enjoyable time. At Mark Wilkinson Furniture we have gained our reputation by making beautiful furniture, robust, and to a very high standard of British craftsmanship, perfect for Rosemary's new school.
Rosemary's brief for her cookery school was for a simple, classic style, of English furniture durable enough to take the demands of a working kitchen. The perfect solution was found in the hand-painted version of Mark Wilkinson's Cook's kitchen, with its classical styling, soft lines and generous proportions to its drawers... with ample rounded handles reminiscent of the era of Mrs Beaton.
Rosemary says; "as soon as I met Mark Wilkinson, I knew we were on the same wavelength and he would provide me with the perfect kitchen. The Cook's style is simple to work in and yet aspirational and we have achieved a beautifully designed area for students at the school to enjoy and work in."
The Cook's kitchen has its design roots in the generosity and confidence of the Golden Age of late Victorian to Edwardian times. The bold entablature on the cornice, the wonderful curved detail on the end panels, the stopped cock-bead to add softness to the doors. It lives up to its name; it is a cook's kitchen and exactly right for Rosemary's school.
Visit Mark Wilkinson Furniture’s website www.mwf.com
John has had a passion for cooking from an early age. This passion came to fruition when he left school and arrived at Hugh Baird College, Liverpool. Under the guidance of his tutor, Kevin Kirby, he flourished, completing a 4 year course a year early.
John moved from Liverpool to the then Michelin Starred, Star Inn, Harome. Working under Chef Patron, Andrew Pern, and Head Chef, James Mackenzie (now, Chef Patron at the, Michelin starred, Pipe and Glass). This was a fantastic learning curve for John, and one he looks back on with great memories. "The Star was a great experience at such an early age, working in one of the countries top gastro-pubs gave me invalubale experience and drive, which was passed down from James and Andrew who were always around."
John moved on to the General Tarleton, Ferrensby working under Chef Patron, John Topham and Head Chef, Robert Ramsden. John progressed through the ranks developing his flair, personality and love for Yorkshire produce. "Robert is full of knowledge and passion, he is really infectious. Robert really developed me as a person and a chef. As he once told me, I came to him as drift wood, and left as polished oak. Robert is a life long friend, and someone I can always turn to for help."
Swinton Park, Masham, beckoned John next. Under Executive Chef, Simon Crannage, John would hone his fine dining skills and develop a passion for being centre stage, becoming a regular at North Yorkshire's top food festivals. " Simon really did a lot for me, pushed me really hard in the kitchen to always keep learning and progressing. He really took me under his wing and kept me going in the right direction. He was always keen to push me forward for demos."
It was at Swinton Park where John and Rosemary first crossed paths.
In the Spring of 2011 John took the opportunity to move to St Tropez, to become a private chef. "It was a once in a lifetime opportunity that came out of the blue, and I grabbed it with both hands. It was one of the best and most important things I've done; to be able to immerse yourself in French food and culture was unforgettable."
On returning to the UK John spent time with the award winning Phil Fanning, at Paris House, Woburn. "Phil is fantastic to work with, welcoming, patient and a truly talented chef. He really does lead by example."
John then teamed up with Rosemary Shrager at the Swinton Park Cookery School, becoming her Head Chef. It was here the pair instantly hit it off.
"In a way, Rosemary and I are chalk and cheese; a real odd pairing but it really works! When Rosemary asked me to come with her to Tunbridge Wells I jumped at the chance. I feel very privileged to be working so closely with Rosemary, who is amazing. She's a joy to work with, and such a giving person. I'm hugely excited to be part of this fantastic project."
With a few perfect recipes in your repertoire, you can master any dish and create many more. Rosemary Shrager’s Absolutely Foolproof Food for Family & Friends makes it easy to cook over 300 classic tried-and-tested recipes perfectly every time.With crystal clear instructions for over 20 master recipes and techniques in fantastic photographic detail plus hints, tips and ideas, and plenty of explanation to take the mystery out of cooking, this book is the next best thing to being side-by-side with Rosemary at her famous cookery school. From understanding basic equipment and knife techniques to preparing a range of dishes from scratch, you’ll be able to create delicious meals including everything from onion tarte tatin and roast whole partridge to pork pies and home-cured gravadlax. Rosemary will guide you effortlessly every step of the way, and in no time you’ll have the confidence to create perfect meals for every occasion, faultless every time.
Is the next best thing to having Rosemary by your side in the kitchen. As the students at her cookery school know, Rosemary’s greatest delight is teaching people to cook. Rosemary passionately believes that once a few basic techniques are mastered, anyone can cook ANY dish.
With crystal clear instructions for over 20 master recipes and techniques in fantastic photographic detail, plus hints, tips and ideas, and plenty of explanation to take the mystery out of cooking, Rosemary guides you through every stage of preparation, giving you the total confidence you need to achieve perfect results. And once you’ve mastered these – building your repertoire of techniques along the way, you can prepare the 200 classic recipes that follow with ease – and even create your own!
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Rosemary Shrager’s Cookery School
Terms & Conditions
We reserve the right to cancel or change the date of a course where necessary or it is impractical for a course to run effectively. By booking on any of our courses you agree to abide by our terms and conditions. We reserve the right to make amendments to the cookery courses content and recipes without notice. In the event that the principal instructor is unable to attend a course due to illness or other matters beyond our control, we reserve the right to run the course using a deputy in their place. You must be 18 years or over to attend all our cookery courses with the exception of our Junior Gourmet courses where you must be 9 – 14 years old to attend.
It is your responsibility to inform us in advance of any allergies, disabilities, diabetes, pregnancy, epilepsy, learning difficulties etc.
Please note, we do not take provisional bookings, all payments should be made in full at the time of booking. We cannot confirm your place on a course until we receive full payment. We strongly recommend travel insurance for all attendees that will cover your costs in the event of you being unable to attend your course.
Refunds: are not available on gift voucher purchases nor can be exchanged for cash. Gift vouchers are transferable, so if you are unable to make your course, you may contact us to nominate a replacement.
Health and Safety
To minimise risk, all attendees should wear comfortable shoes with flat, non-slip soles and covered toes. Casual clothing is recommended i.e. not your best outfit – please note we are not liable for any damage that occurs to clothing. Long hair must be tied back in the kitchen. All of our students will receive a short briefing on health and safety before commencing the course as well as a printed hand-out to take with them.
Our standard cancellation is 28 days.
Bookings can be transferred to another date but will be subject to a £10 rebooking fee. Should you wish to cancel within 14-28 days of your course date, 50% of your fee will be forfeited. If you cancel less than 14 days before your course date, the full fee will be forfeited. This policy also applies to bookings made using a gift voucher and will be applied upon re-booking.
Cancellation by Rosemary Shrager’s Cookery School
In the unlikely event of cancellation of a course by Rosemary Shrager’s Cookery School, we undertake to offer a suitable transfer or an alternative date or course within a reasonable period of time or a full refund. We are not to be held liable for any third-party costs, such as travel bookings or accommodation.
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The Corn Exchange
Royal Tunbridge Wells,
Kent TN2 5TE
The Pantiles is a ten minute walk downhill from Tunbridge Wells station.
Convenient parking is available at The Pantiles car park on Major Yorks Road (adjacent to The Common), Union House on Eridge Road (before Sainsbury’s roundabout) and at Linden Park Road (behind the Corn Exchange). Some street parking is also available.
Bus: The 281 stops outside the Pantiles.
Cycling: There are bike racks outside the entrance to The Corn Exchange.
We have a course or dining experience to suit every occasion - celebrations with friends, anniversaries, hen parties or team building with your company.
The Cookery School’s kitchen is beautifully furnished by fabulous designer Mark Wilkinson Furniture and is perfect for any special occasion.
If you don’t fancy the cooking yourself let our Executive Chef, John Rogers, dazzle you with a bespoke private chef's table dining experience - available for lunch or dinner.
To organize your private event please contact us and we’ll be happy to discuss the possibilities and look forward to taking the stress out of organising your special event.
For any further information or to book, please contact Agnes Rogers on 01892 528 700 or email her at email@example.com
Chef's Table is a demonstration dining experience run by Executive Chef, John Rogers where you sit back, relax and watch the magic happen.
You will be greeted with a glass of bubbly on arrival and then John will dazzle you with a wonderful tasting menu cooked in front of your eyes, whilst answering any questions you may have during the meal.
Our tasting menu changes with the seasons.
We offer One Day courses and Half Day Courses run by celebrity chef, Rosemary Shrager and her Executive Chef, John Rogers.
Most of our courses are suitable for all levels from complete novice to an accomplished enthusiast.
Your day at The School will be relaxed and informal, as well as hugely informative.
Day courses will include a three course lunch.
Our brochure can be download in PDF format by clicking here.
Rosemary is a talented and versatile chef and cookery teacher, who loves talking about food as much as she loves cooking. She is a natural extrovert and communicator.
"Her passion for the subject and desire to impart her knowledge, which she does with warmth and verve, cannot fail to fire those fortunate enough to be her pupils" (Claire MacDonald).
Rosemary’s professional career includes a period working for Pierre Koffmann - at the internationally famous Tante Claire restaurant in London and also a period working for Jean-Christophe Novelli. She later went on to become Head Chef at Amhuinnsuidhe Castle from 1998 till 2002, running her renowned cookery course for hundreds of eager students over the four years before moving to Swinton Park where she led her cookery courses for ten years.
Rosemary took to the I'm a Celebrity Jungle in November 2012 and endeared herself even further to the nation proving that she can cook just about anything anywhere! With over a decade in broadcasting and teaching, Rosemary Shrager’s role in ITV1’s Ladette to Lady cemented her position as Britain's best loved Chef and Cookery Teacher. Rosemary Shrager’s School for Cooks aired for two seasons on ITV1 whilst Castle Cook was the series that first introduced Rosemary to TV formally in the summer of 2000. Rosemary remains a very popular TV chef appearing on This Morning and The Alan Titchmarsh Show whilst also presenting Royal Upstairs Downstairs which aired on BBC 2.
Previous work includes Taste the Nation, Sue and Giles live The Good Life, Supersizers, Soapstar Superchef and Kitchen Showdown and Local Food Heroes, and All at Sea.
Rosemary regularly demonstrates and teaches her skills at shows and events across the country and abroad and can be seen in 2013 at Derbyshire Food & Drink, Whitehaven Food Festival and Mold Food and Drink to name but a few.
Absolutely Fool Proof – Food for Family and Friends - Octopus Publishing 2012
Yorkshire Breakfast - Great Northern Books 2011
Absolutely Fool Proof – Classic Home Cooking – Octopus Publishing 2011
School for Cooks - Dorling Kindersley 2008
Rosemary – Castle Cook - 2001
.. and find answers to questions like:
Have you always loved cooking and what is your earliest food memory?
What is your top 5 Baking tips? and What to you makes someone a kitchen Goddess?
Click here to view the magazine online and find the answers.
"THOUGHT FOR FOOD - Rosemary Shrager spills the beans on life as a celebrity chef in Tunbridge Wells"
You can read Rosemary's column in the August issue. Soon to be available online as well.