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Apprentice of the Month

Celebrating the success of talented apprentices and committed employers, this monthly award is open to all levels of apprentice - intermediate, advanced and higher.

As an employer, we invite you to to step forward and show how apprenticeships have made a real difference to your business and your employees’ future career aims. Recognised on a monthly basis, each year we will chose one person from the twelve winners and put forward to the National Apprenticeship Awards.

Please join us in this exciting new initiative to recognise excellence in your apprentice.

The Apprenticeship Levy

With the Government committed to an additional three million apprentices by 2020, the levy is designed to encourage employers to develop their workforce through apprenticeships.  Employers who are committed to training will be able to get back more than they put in.

For businesses with payroll over £3m

All businesses operating in the UK with an annual wage bill over £3m will be required to invest 0.5% of this in to a digital account, with the government contributing an additional 10% to top up your account.  This money is then used to fund the apprenticeships your business commits to. 

The levy allowance is calculated on a monthly basis and will accumulate throughout the year, with unused allowances being carried over from one month to the next.   Any unspent levy funds in your digital account will expire after 24 months.

For businesses with payroll less than £3m

There are certain employers who will be required to contribute towards the cost of their apprenticeship training outside of the levy system, such as those whose pay bill is less than £3m per tax year.  For these businesses, they will be required to contribute 10% of the total cost of the apprenticeship training through a co-investment payment.  The government will pay the remaining 90%.

How is the levy taken?

The levy will be payable through the PAYE system alongside income tax and National Insurance payments.

Information for Employers

Apprenticeships offer you the chance to develop and grow your own workforce, improve your profitability and fill any skills gaps that exist within your business.  According to the National Apprenticeship Service over 100,000 employers in over 160,000 workplaces have benefited in this way.

What is an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are work-based qualifications which have been designed by the industry for the industry.  They are nationally recognised and can be used by employers to train either existing or new staff.

One of the things which make our apprenticeship programmes unique are the extra skills we offer the apprentice.  All of our apprenticeship programmes include a legislative short course which is relevant to the industry they work in.  This could be a pesticide application certificate, abrasive wheels, tractor driving or one of our other short courses.

How do apprenticeships work?

The majority of the training your apprentices receive will be ‘on the job’ at your premises.  You are responsible for paying your apprentices’ wages (the current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice can be found here, but many employers choose to pay more with the average salary £170 a week).
Employment must be for at least 30 hours per week.

At times agreed between yourself and the apprentice, one of our team of assessors will visit to check on the apprentice’s practical skills and also give tasks to help with their development,  There may be a requirement for the apprentice to attend West Kent College from time to time to learn specific elements, but this will be kept to a minimum.

What qualifications will the apprentice get?

They will gain either a Level 2 or a Level 3 NVQ in the specialism you have chosen. Some programmes progress onto a higher level, including degree apprenticeships.

What is the role of the College?

We are your local training specialist responsible for an apprentice’s off-the-job training.  We will support both employers and apprentices throughout all aspects of the apprenticeship programme. This includes recruitment, on and off-the-job training, funding, learning support and assessments.

What is the apprenticeship levy?

This applies to all industries and has been designed to encourage employers to use apprenticeship programme, either in the training of new staff or to upskills existing workforces and help reduce the skills gap. The levy applies to all businesses with an annual pay bill over £3m, with these organisations needing to invest 0.5% of their wage bill. Once this has been paid, they will be able to access these funds to pay for apprenticeship training in the form of digital vouchers.

Information for Parents

Apprenticeships have been designed by the industry, in consultation with employers, to meet their demands for capable and motivated people. An apprenticeship combines a real job with high quality training and nationally recognised qualifications to give young people the opportunity to gain experience and earn whilst they learn.

What will they study?

West Kent College apprenticeships are offered at intermediate and advanced levels in a range of agriculture, horticulture, food, drink and brewery settings. The programmes we offer will provide a solid foundation of skills and knowledge to build a career in the apprentice’s chosen field.  With input from employers, the qualifications we offer have been designed by industry bodies and Sector Skills Councils and are therefore relevant to need the needs of the respective industry.

What Additional Learning Support is available?

The College has an excellent Additional Learning Support team who are here to assist Apprentices with their studies. They can offer support in many areas including:

- English and maths
- English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
- Specific learning difficulties (dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, ADD and ADHD)

What will they progress on to?

We hope all apprentices will be successful with their chosen course and remain in full‐time employment with their employer. For Apprentices on a fixed‐term contract or those wishing to progress to a higher level qualification, details of all options available can be obtained from their Assessor or the College prospectus.

For those who would benefit from support with career plans, the College has a Careers Hub offering the following services:

- Careers and guidance interviews
- Job and apprenticeship services (internally and externally advertised vacancies)
- Work experience and voluntary placement assistance
- UCAS applications (including personal statement) advice
- CVs and covering letters guidance
- Interview tips, techniques and practice
- Careers workshops
- Careers fairs and events

What is an Apprenticeship?

Regardless of whether you’re just leaving school and looking for your first job, or already working and want to try something new, an apprenticeship is a great way to gain a nationally recognised qualification whilst also earning.
You will be working alongside existing experienced staff and learn your skills ‘on the job’ in addition to being assessed by industry professionals, many of whom have enjoyed successful careers in the sectors they now teach. 

How do I become an apprentice?

You will need to be employed within the industry for at least 30 hours a week and have a genuine interest in the work that you do.   Anyone can be an apprentice, as long as you are over 16 years old, a UK resident and not taking part in full-time education.  Although previous qualifications such as GCSEs are desirable, they are not essential.

How much will I get paid?

There is no set rate of pay for apprentices, with wages varying according to the employer, but this wage will not be below the national minimum wage guidelines.  You will also benefit from at least 20 days of paid holiday per year, plus bank holidays.  Research shows that apprentices earn, on average, around £77,000 more over their lifetime than other employees, and this figure rises to £117,000 for those who have completed an Advanced Level apprenticeship – you’ll also be more employable than those who leave education without these qualifications.

Where will I study?

Apprenticeships are designed with the help of industry.  This means they offer a structured programme which is relevant to the job you’re doing and will give you the skills you need to do it well.  Most of your learning will be ‘on the job’ with an assessor from the College coming to visit your place of work to check the practical skills you have learnt.  There may be a requirement to visit West Kent College from time to time for specific elements, but this will be kept to a minimum.

What will I study?

One of the things which makes an apprenticeship at West Kent College special are the extra skills we give you.  All of our apprenticeship programmes includes an additional learning goal which is relevant to your employer and industry.  This could be a pesticide application certificate, how to correctly use hand-held applicators or one of our other short courses. 
Your apprenticeship will also include:

- The main qualification
- Personal learning and thinking skills
- Functional skills (English and Maths)
- First aid at work
- Employee Rights and Responsibilities workbook
- What are the career options?

Apprenticeships offer a lot of choices in your career and, because they give you the skills which employers want, they can also be incredibly rewarding.  Successful completion of an intermediate and advanced apprenticeship will give you valuable credits which can be used against future HNC, foundation degree or honours degree programmes.

Kent Venues is Kent's leading venue-finding website. Since our inception in 2011, we've gone from strength to strength and are now widely regarded as the number one website for venues in Kent.

We're now proud to be helping 50,000+ local people every month find a venue in Kent for to visit, hire, drink/dine in or stay at. is also a market-leading promotional platform, helping venues, event suppliers and local business increase exposure and generate leads.

We're very proud to have Rosemary Shrager's Cookery School listed as a venue and look forward to working with them long into the future.

You can view the listing for them by clicking here and for any enquiries please contact us on 

Paul Temple | Managing Director |

Apprenticeship Vacancies

To view our vacancies, visit or call us on 01732 372 888 or e-mail


Harry Collins
Personal Jeweller to Her Majesty The Queen

Corporate Chef’s Table Lunch
I would like to thank you very much for a most enjoyable lunch with your Executive Chef, John Rogers. I have the very good fortune to eat in the best Restaurants in the World and I want to tell you, this overtakes a lot of them.  John Rogers was not only an excellent Chef, but excellent company too.
(March 2015)

Mrs C. Brindley
Private Chef’s Table Dinner
Just wanted to say again what a wonderful night we had yesterday and thank you and all the team for making it so memorable. You create such a wonderful atmosphere with such ease.
(March 2015)

Mascalls School
Corporate Meeting with Chef’s Table Lunch
The staff at Rosemary Shrager’s Cookery School could not have been more helpful.  From a warm welcome on arrival to looking after us all day, we had everything we needed for our strategic planning day.  The cookery demonstration and lunch was fantastic and they even whipped up a birthday cake for one of my staff!  Highly recommended. 
(January 2015)

Corporate Chef’s Table Lunch
On behalf of us all at Kenwood, please pass on thanks to everyone at Rosemary's cookery school who made the team feel very welcome this Thursday.
(January 2015)

Mrs C. Beane
Family Black Box Challenge with Private Chef’s Table Dinner
Thank you so much for making my husbands surprise birthday such a complete success.  Without exception the whole event was full of praise for the school and the staff by everyone that attended.
As you, and John knew I was a " little, well more than little anxious" especially as we were under strict instructions not to organise a " surprise party".  Technically it was not a party, it was an "experience!"
The whole event was brilliantly executed by a great fun and professional team. 
(October 2014)

Zodiak Media
The space worked really well for the filming – with three very different area for the preparation/ tasting/demonstration. There was also plenty of room to move the cameras and equipment around which meant that the crew had enough space to work with and the abundance of natural light gave it a nice feel. The kitchen was also of course beautiful as well as all the fixtures and fittings. As for the team, I really can’t thank you enough.
You were all so flexible and accommodating for us, with our early starts and late nights. We really appreciated you and the guys being there the whole time. At no point did we feel under any pressure from you to leave even though it was late – which was very important for us. The main thing for me was how accommodating you were throughout the shoot, from the potential filming in the dry store, to the mass moving of furniture and kitchen equipment.
(June 2013)

Corporate Chef’s Table Lunch
Just wanted to pass on my thanks for a fantastic lunch yesterday! I will certainly be recommending that we make the lunches a regular event every quarter.
(June 2013)

Ask Man
Britain’s most visited man’s lifestyle site

Corporate Teambuilding
Just wanted to say THANKYOU for a wonderful day to day on behalf of AskMen and our guests. Thought it was the most fun corporate day I’ve done. Will definately be coming back and am spreading the love as we speak.
(May 2013)

Apprenticeship Online Application Form

Thank you for your interest. Should you wish to print a copy of your form, please print page before submitting.

For any further information, please contact our apprenticeship team on 01732 372 888 or

Granite Transformations

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Private Chef’s Table

Our private events are bespoke and tailor-made. We spend time understanding what you want to achieve before devising a bespoke programme for you and your guests.

Your private event includes:
- Exclusive use of The Gallery Kitchen
- Bespoke menu created by our Head Chef
- Welcome Drink on arrival (A glass of Prosecco per person is included. Please ask us about upgrade choices and charges.)
- A five course Tasting Menu (Upgrade to 7 or 10 courses is available. Please note, charges apply.)
- Tea/coffee & treats to finish

Private Chef's Tables are available to book throughout the week* with our Head Chef in The Gallery Kitchen

Should you wish to arrange a private dinner in the comfort of your own home and have our chefs to cook for you, please contact Martin Sweeney for details via email or by calling 01892 528700.

We offer a great wine & champagne selection for our guests on the evening. An expert wine pairing is available upon request (Please note charges apply).

We take the utmost care to ensure that all reasonable dietary requests are accommodated when visiting at Rosemary Shrager’s Cookery School; however, due to the nature of our offering we are unable to guarantee that any item will be 100% allergen free. Please advise us in advance if you have any special dietary requirements.

*Bookings are available from Monday to Sunday throughout the year depending on availability.

The Gallery Kitchen

The Gallery Kitchen

Welcome to The Gallery Kitchen.

The beautiful hand built, home-style kitchen made by Mark Wilkinson Furniture (award winner in 2013) is equipped with an up-to-the-minute kitchen technology.

The half moon shaped demonstration area comfortably sits ten guests, but we are able to accommodate private parties for up to thirty guests around the dining table.

Children & Family Courses

Cooking with Your Family

Saturday 16th December
Saturday 17th February
Saturday 7th April
Saturday 2nd June

Cooking with Your Family Chocolate Masterclass

Sunday 11th March

Junior Gourmet (8-12 Years)

Wednesday 20th December
Thursday 21st December
Wednesday 14th February
Wednesday 4th April
Wednesday 30th May

Teenage Gourmet (13-17 Years)

Friday 22nd December
Thursday 15th February
Thursday 5th April
Thursday 31st May

Mexican Street Food for Teenagers (12-17)

Friday 13th April

Baking Gourmet (8-13 Years)

Saturday 23rd December
Friday 16th February
Friday 6th April
Friday 1st June

Rosemary Shrager - Celebrity Chef

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 endeared herself to the nation when she took part in 'I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here' where she proved she could cook just about anything, anywhere.  She is best known for appearing on many TV cookery programmes including; ‘Ladette to Lady', ‘Rosemary Shrager's School for Cooks', ‘This Morning', ‘The Alan Titchmarsh Show'.  Her latest show 'The Real Marigold Hotel' aired in January 2016 and in Spring 2016 is her newest show The Chopping Block for ITV1. She is currently filming series two of The Chopping Block and will feature in a christmas special of 'The Real Marigold Hotel' in 2016.

Previous work includes Taste the Nation, Sue and Giles live The Good Life, Supersizers, Soapstar Superchef and Kitchen Showdown and The Real Marigold Hotel.

Rosemary regularly demonstrates and teaches her skills at shows and events across the country and abroad. 

Bakes, Cakes & Puddings - Hamlyn 2014

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

David Bartholomew Photography

Creative, Location, Commercial & Studio Photography by David Bartholomew

Based in Tunbridge Wells, I am available for commercial and private commissions and am always willing to travel as required. Whether you have a few products to photograph or require a full location shoot, I will be happy to discuss your requirements and work together to achieve your goal. I can offer access to full studio facilities locally and likewise can travel to a workplace and set up with lighting and background if required. With its varied architecture and open green spaces, Tunbridge Wells also offers a great location as a backdrop for lifestyle photography.

What our Guests say about Us

Read the feedback from our Day and Weekend Courses, Private and Corporate Events in 2015

British Classics with Rosemary Shrager – 8th February 2015
"When my wife presented me with a gift voucher for a day’s course with you, I was a bit disconcerted: I’m no cook and I was worried that this would soon show and I’d look foolish.
I’ve just got home from my “British Classics” day course, and wanted to tell you what a great, fun filled, day I had. Not only did the time speed by, but I learnt a lot and to cap it all had a superb lunch, much of which I had a hand in cooking.
I’m still no cook, but I’ve now got a bit of confidence to try out some new stuff and a selection of dishes I know I can prepare.
Please accept my sincere thanks and pass them on to the rest of your team who provided the magic background touch and got me out of a couple of scrapes, they truly ensured the day was such a success."
Tony Carter

Read the feedback from our Day and Weekend Courses, Private and Corporate Events in 2014

Chef’s Table – 5th July
“We had the privilege of attending the chef's table in July. There were only 4 of us in our party and no one else. But what an evening!
Ian was the Chef for the night, ably assisted by Lee. We believe it was Ian's first effort at Chef's table and learnt afterwards he had been quite nervous.
The guys quickly set the scene and relaxed us into our seats where they then treated us to a feast of a tasting menu supported by really helpful and fun conversation. All four of us were really impressed with the two of them, asking them about the dishes being cooked, the ingredients used and other recipe issues we may have had. The eating and chatting went on from before 8pm until shortly before 11pm.
A really great and very different evening. We will definitely be coming again!”
Graham Smith

Chef’s Table – 5th July
“We enjoyed a wonderful evening with you in July at your Chef's Table.  Our friends booked and it was a surprise and great fun for which we thank you.  The chef, his assistant and all staff were wonderful, informative, enthusiastic and highly motivated - what an experience - we will be coming back.”
Rhona Verrell

Mediterranean French Half Day – 26th July
“Just wanted to say a huge thank you for a wonderful experience today, Rosemary you were wonderful, exactly what I expect, larger than life and full of fun, amazing. The food we managed to create under your instruction was great, we both really enjoyed eating it after cooking it!!!
You made us feel very at ease with you friendly manner and no stress attitude. I will be recommending your courses to friends and family.”
Lesley Auger

Chef’s Table – 26th July 2014
“I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for a very memorable evening last Saturday night. It certainly makes eating in a restaurant seem very dull in comparison and will look forward to returning to the chef’s table before to long!”

Junior Gourmet (9-12)  -  30th July 2014
“Thank you for the great course, Harry and myself really enjoyed it. The food was amazing. I hope we can come again”.
Maisie & Harry (10 years)

Delicious Desserts – 19th April 2014
“I extremely enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and the lunch served to us was delicious!”
Louisa Rowland

Delicious Desserts – 19th April 2014
“A good size group and very relaxed atmosphere. The staff were also relaxed and informative, a very enjoyable day.”
Susan King

RS French & Italian Weekend – 10th - 11th May 2014
“I’ve had a fantastic weekend with great company and wonderful food! Many thanks to John, Rosemary and Johnny!”
Rita Pett

RS French & Italian Weekend – 10th - 11th May 2014
“Had a fabulous time! Everyone – Rosemary in particular was wonderful, an expert and a joy. I truly loved every second. Highly recommended!”
Joanna Castor

Oodles of Noddle’s – 6th February 2014
“Very nicely organised and exceeded expectations with valuable advice.”
Toby Fitzgerald

Thai Variations – 2nd February 2014
“Superb environment and very fun – thank you.”
Sue Main

Thai Variations – 2nd February 2014
“An excellent day, right pace with lovely company. I also picked up some very useful, especially on equipment to make cooking easier.”
Jo Williams

Thai Variations – 2nd February 2014
“Really good fun, very relaxed, lovely company and great teacher!”
Sandra Wagstaff

Cooking for Family & Friends – 25th January 2014
“A fantastic and informative day, thoroughly enjoyable.”
Mark Chivers

Cooking for Family & Friends – 25th January 2014
“A very good course, which has given me great ideas to recreate at home for the family.”
Tim Eruine

Cooking for Family & Friends – 25th January 2014
“Fun and informative day, and nice that you can take home what you have cooked.”
Kate Mendoza

Feathers and Wings – 26th January 2014
“Outstanding day – I will be back!”
Andrew Humley

Feathers and Wings – 26th January 2014
“Great course, thoroughly enjoyable and learnt a great deal.”
Judy James

Feathers and Wings – 26th January 2014
“Very good fun and very informative – great food!”
Alexander Cornwallis


Whether you need somewhere discreet for a confidential meeting or want a fresh environment to stimulate creative ideas, the Cookery School has a variety of rooms to for every business need. Forget bland, identikit hotels: our private rooms are luxurious, comfortable and welcoming. Naturally, we can provide refreshments and catering throughout the day to suit your requirements, leaving you free to concentrate on the business in hand.

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 Martin Sweeney on 01892 528 700 or email him at


Treat your friends, team, your clients or your suppliers to a unique event they’ll remember forever.

We are delighted to offer our exclusive dining experience with a difference; now on two floors. Sit back, relax and watch the magic happen as the Head Chef prepares a wonderful bespoke, tailor-made tasting menu in front of your eyes. Let us dazzle you with his entertaining demonstration and delicious dishes - all while answering your questions.
Chef ’s Tables can be booked for both lunch times and evenings in The Gallery Kitchen.

Create an office party to remember by hosting your event at the Cookery School. From the moment your guests are greeted with their welcome drink to the time the final stragglers leave, they will be looked after in first-class style. We work with you to devise your perfect evening, whether you want a tasting menu, three course meal, buffet or canapés. We can also create customised goodie bags for your guests and help source outside entertainment to make your evening go with a swing.

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 Martin Sweeney on 01892 528 700 or email him at

Job Opportunities

For apprenticeships opportunities please call 01732 372 888 or e-mail

Professional School Image Gallery

Our Food

Photograps by David Bartholomew 

Rosemary Shrager Image Gallery


Are you looking for something different to bond your team or entertain you clients?

Our corporate team building events are informal and great fun. They’re also completely flexible; you choose how many people, when to start and when to finish. With help from us you also choose what to cook and what else you’d like to do.

Whether your objective is to gain inspiration away from the office, to do some much needed team building, or to boost staff morale, we can create the perfect corporate event format to tick all of your budgets and boxes.

We can include a glass of Prosecco, canapés and music to get everyone in the mood, followed by a two-hour cookery session. And as the best way to cook is with a glass in your hand, there’ll be plenty to drink as part of any package.

So if you are looking for an innovative and exciting way to entertain clients, strengthen and encourage team building or celebrate a special event look no further than Rosemary Shrager’s Cookery School!

Black Box Challenge - This is a team challenge where each team will receive a box containing identical ingredients. The challenge for each team is to create a two-course menu using the contents of the box. Once the ingredients are handed out, the teams will have a set time in which to develop their menu and prepare their dishes. Working with their mentors, the participants will get stuck into their tasks with the excitement of creating something wonderful. When its time to present your dishes, our Chefs serve as judges.

Ultimate Bake Off Challenge - You and your fellow colleagues can put your own baking skills to the test under the watchful eye of our chefs. The oven gloves will be off as colleagues line up against each other to take on a range of baking challenges to see who is crowned best baker of the day.

If you wanted something more relaxed we can offer a dining experience on our Chef's Table. The chefs are on hand throughout this 'foodie theatre' experience to discuss and explain the various preparation methods and cooking techniques. You just sit back, watch the magic unfold, and enjoy 5 wonderful courses, along with a glass of Prosecco. Additional drinks can be ordered in advance or on the day.

All options are equally engaging and guarantee a successful Christmas activity with a difference.

For any further details or to book a private event, please contact Martin Sweeney on 01892528 700 or

For any further information or to book, please contact Martin Sweeney on 01892 528 700 or email him at

Bang and Olufsen

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.


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
52 countries.

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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.

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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.

Sustainable kitchens
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;

Carbon reduction
Saving energy
Recyclable materials
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


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.

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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.

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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 people

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

Altro's visit to the cookery school - click here to see article.


About Pyrex

Synonymous with cooking Pyrex has been a trusted cookware brand since 1915 and is best known for its heat resistant borosilicate glassware, all of which have become essentials. Today, more than 75% of British kitchens are home to a piece of Pyrex and there is now a vast choice of quality products in all materials and designs to cover every cookware storage requirement. From ceramic oven to tableware, metal bakeware, cast iron, casseroles, saucepans and frying pans.

Pyrex® is trademark of Corning Incorporated used under license by International Cookware.

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Kitchen Aid

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.

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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.

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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.

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Villeroy & Boch

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.

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Zwilling J A Henckels

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


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.

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Mark Wilkinson Furniture

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

Cookery Books

Rosemary Shrager's Bakes, Cakes & Puddings


Rosemary Shrager's Bakes, Cakes & Puddings makes it easy to cook over 250 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.

Ordering for all listed books available at the Cookery School by calling 01892 528 700 or via email


Rosemary Shrager’s Absolutely Foolproof Food for Family & Friends

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.

Rosemary Shrager's Absolutely Foolproof Classic Home Cooking


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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Privacy Policy

Rosemary Shrager Cookery School is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We do not store credit card details nor do we share customer details with any 3rd parties.

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.

(1) What information do we collect

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:

(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website, such as your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views;

(b) information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of our goods or service.

(c) information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us.

(d) information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters.

(e) any other information that you choose to send to us;


(2) Cookies

We use PHP session cookies on this website. A cookie is a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The text file is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser. This is just to allow login and logging out of users.

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. (For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Internet Options", "Privacy", and selecting "Block all cookies" using the sliding selector.) This will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many website.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information.

(3) Using your personal data

Personal data submitted on this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.

We may use your personal information to:

(a) administer the website;

(b) improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;

(c) enable your use of the services available on the website;

(d) send to you goods purchased via the website, and supply to you services purchased via the website;

(e) send statements and invoices to you, and collect payments from you;

(f) send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;

(g) send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;

(h) send to you [our newsletter and other] marketing communications (relating to our business [or the businesses of carefully-selected third parties] which we think may be of interest to you by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications to be sent by emailing us at the address as found on our contact page.

(i) provide third parties with statistical information about our users - but this information will not be used to identify any individual user;

(j) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website; and


We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.

(4) Other disclosures

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere in this privacy policy, we may disclose information about you:

(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;

(b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;

(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk); and

(d) to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset which we are (or are contemplating) selling.

Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

(5) International data transfers

Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

If you are in the European Union, information which you provide may be transferred to countries (including [the United States] which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Union. You expressly agree to such transfers.

(6) Security of your personal data

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure servers.

Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will not ask you for your password.

(7) Policy amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email.

(8) Your rights

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information may be subject to the payment of a fee (currently fixed at £10.00).

You may instruct us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes by email using our contact details at any time. (In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal data for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal data for marketing purposes.)

(9) Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

(10) Updating information

Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

(11) Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal data, please write to us by email or by post using the contact details on the contacts page on this site.

Terms and 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 class content and recipes without notice. In the event that the principal instructor is unable to teach 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 our cookery courses with the exception of our Junior and Teenage Gourmet classes, where you must be 8 – 16 years old to attend. It is your responsibility to inform us in advance of any allergies or special requirements.
On occasions you will use equipment that includes induction hobs. It is recommended that people with pace makers should not work on these units. If you are concerned or would like to check whether or not induction hobs will be used on the course you are attending, please call us on 01892 528700.

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.

Gift Vouchers
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. Should you wish to extend the expiry date of your gift voucher for a further three months, 10% of the voucher's full value will be charged, or for a further six months, 20% of the voucher's full value will be charged.

Health and Safety
To minimise risk, all attendees should wear comfortable shoes with flat, non-slip soles and covered toes. Casual clothing is recommended, 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 handout to take with them.

Cancellation by You
Cancellations with prior notice of 5 working days or less from the course date will mean that the course will still be charged at the full fee.
Cancellations with prior notice of 15 working days or less (but more than 5 working days) from the course date will mean that the course will be transferred up to the same value (subject to availability), but that no refund will be offered. We will charge you a fee of £25.00 to cover our reasonable administration costs for doing so.
Cancellation by you with prior notice of more than 15 working days from the course date will mean that you will receive a full refund. Should you transfer your booking to another course, we will charge you a rebooking fee of £25.00.
We reserve the right not to process any cancellations where you are unable to provide the original booking confirmation.
This policy also applies to bookings made using a gift voucher and will be applied upon re-booking.

Cancellation by Us
If we cancel the course for any reason we will seek to organise an alternative date within a reasonable period of time. If this is not possible, or you are unable to attend an alternative date, we will refund the full purchase price.
We are not to be held liable for any third-party costs, such as travel bookings or accommodation.

Our Partners

PR and Media Contacts

Roesmary's Agent

Please contact Anne Kibel at AK Artist Management

T - 07876 225869

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Hadlow Group PR

For any press enquiries related to our partnership with the Hadlow Group contact

Philip Orrell
Hadlow Group Press & Media Manager

T - 01732 372794

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One Day and Weekend Courses


Apply for an Apprenticeship at Rosemary Shrager's Cookery School

• Apprenticeships and vocational training available in Hospitality & Catering and Professional Cookery

• Practical masterclasses at Rosemary Shrager's state-of-the-art Cookery School in Tunbridge Wells

• Opportunity to become a professional chef in as little as 12 months

To view our vacancies, visit or call us on 01732 372888 or e-mail, alternatively, fill out our application form and we'll be in contact!

Nearby Accommodations

Alexander House Hotel and Utopia Spa

Luxury 5 Star Boutique Hotel and Spa in Sussex

Set within 120 acres of glorious Sussex countryside, Alexander House is a luxury manor house with beautiful vistas, a choice of restaurants, an award-winning Utopia Spa and rooms designed for absolute comfort.

Our 5 star hotel is located on the borders of Sussex and Surrey, yet convenient to Gatwick Airport and only 55 minutes from London. Fascinating history, stylish design and a warm and personable service await.

Alexander House & Utopia Spa
Sussex, RH10 4QD
+44 (0)1342 714 914

Rowhill Grange & Utopia Spa
Kent, DA2 7QH
+44 (0)1322 615 136

Langshott Manor
Near Gatwick, RH6 9LN
+44 (0)1293 786 680


The Spa Hotel

4 Star Luxury Hotel in Royal Tunbridge Wells

Mount Ephraim, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 8XJ

Tel: 01892 520331

Location and how to find us

By Train: The Pantiles is a ten minute walk downhill from Tunbridge Wells Station.

Parking: 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).

Bus: The 281 stops outside the Pantiles.

Cycling: There are bike racks outside the entrance to The Corn Exchange.

Contacts for the School

Rosemary Shrager's Cookery School

The Corn Exchange
The Pantiles,
Royal Tunbridge Wells,
Kent TN2 5TE‬

General Enquiries:
Telephone: 01892 528 700

Corporate Events / Private Booking Enquiries:
Telephone: 01892 528 700

Apprentices Enquiries:
Telephone: 01732 372 888

Gift Vouchers

A wonderful present for any food lover, a Rosemary Sharger gift voucher can be redeemed against cookery courses and chef's tables.

Create a personalised gift voucher for a loved one by completing the steps on this page, including the value you would like to assign to the voucher and a personal message.

You can then choose to have the voucher sent to yourself or directly to the recipient, just in time for your preferred date.

Our Gift Vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

Minimum voucher request is £50.

Vouchers should arrive in the post within 2-3 working days.

Next day delievry can be arranged at a charge of £6.45.

For guaranteed delivery before Christmas, please order before 21st December.

Corporate & Private

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 Gallery 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 her team use magimix blenders, kettles and coffee machines, and Kitchen Aid’s. (to see images, click here)

The Chef's Kitchen, a professional 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. (to see images, click here)

We have a course or dining experience to suit every occasion - celebrations with friends, anniversaries, hen parties or team building with your company. If you don’t fancy the cooking yourself let our Head Chef, Iain More, 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 Martin Sweeney on 01892 528 700 or email him at

To view our Corporate brochure, please click here.

Chef’s Table

Putting the fine into fine dining, at Rosemary Shrager’s Gallery Kitchen you and your guests will be in for an evening of culinary excellence, tongue-tingling flavour combinations and incredible cooking demonstrations from masterful head chef’s! The evening will begin with a cold, crisp glass of bubbles, the perfect accompaniment to delicious canapés. Then the demonstrations will begin, allowing you to learn all about the local seasonal ingredients that make up the decadent five course tasting menu you’re about to tuck into. With a menu that is constantly updated to ensure that every ingredient used is the best produce available there is always something new and exciting to try out!

The menu changes weekly to reflect the best produce on offer, so there's always something exciting to try!

Wine Menu

The Cookery School

We offer One Day and Weekend courses run by celebrity chef, Rosemary Shrager, Head Chef, Iain More and Chef Tutor Shenley Moore. 

Most of our courses are suitable for all levels from complete novice to an accomplished enthusiast.

Your day at the cookery school will be relaxed and informal, as well as hugely informative, some courses include a three course lunch and a glass of wine.

See ‘What our Guests say about us’ or visit our Tripadvisor page.

Course Dates: January - June 2018

About Us


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. No expense has been spared to provide students with both up-to-the-minute kitchen technology and luxurious style. 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.


A hand built and homestyle kitchen made by Mark Wilkinson Furniture, occupies an airy, open-plan space on the first floor, with an enormous demonstration island and fully equipped work stations with Miele appliances for the students. It is a kitchen built to the highest specifications, designed to inspire home cooks of all abilities. For those booked on courses that include lunch, a refectory table seating 20 ensures that all the students can sit down together in comfort.


The Chef’s Kitchen, designed by Salix, Bonnet, Fosters and Hobart, will provide an exciting and comprehensive training ground for those with ambitions to become a professional chef or to work within the food industry. There will be a number of apprenticeships available each year, leading to nationally recognised qualifications.

News about Rosemary Shrager

When not teaching in her Cookery School, you can find our very own celebrity chef Rosemary Shrager at the following events:

Friday 19th to Sunday 21st June – Cake & Bake Show Harrogate
Tuesday 14th to Thursday 16th July – Great Yorkshire Show
Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th October – Cake & Bake Show London
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th October – Cake & Bake Show Manchester
Friday 30th October to Sunday 1st November – Cake & Bake Show Edinburgh

Rosemary will have many more appearances in 2015 – keep a close eye on schedule here at