The gourmet heart of Royal Tunbridge Wells can be found in the lower Pantiles – the home of Rosemary Shrager’s Cookery School.
The School is housed within The Corn Exchange, a beautiful three-storey regency building, with a Domestic and Professional School, event spaces for Private Celebrations and Corporate Functions.
Every aspect of the school has been personally designed to Rosemary’s exacting specifications; and no expense has been spared to provide students with both up-to-the minute kitchen technology and luxurious styles.
We are delighted to present a new addition to the School - our luxurious,new suite on the second floor, The Dining Room, perfect for private celebrations and corporate functions.
Rosemary and her team firmly believe in supporting local suppliers and produce, sourcing the best of the seasons crops, while keeping the carbon footprint and food miles low.
Rosemary Shrager and her team has created an exciting programme of Day Courses and Two Days Weekend Courses.
Courses are suitable for home cooks at every level, from the complete novice to the confident and highly skilled.
Join us on Friday or Saturday evenings for a 5-course tasting menu dinner. Chef’s table is an exclusive demonstration dining experience run by Head Chef Iain More.
August 18 2018 - Day Course
Perfect your pasta making, make authentic Italian breads, master classic risotto and finish it off with a delicious desert - all in one day. You’ll learn the approach to cooking simple, attractive dishes with Italian passion. At the end of the course you will be able to confidently replicate the dishes and techniques you have learned at home, giving you a foundation of core Italian cookery skills from which you can build a range of further dishes. So if you seriously love Italian food, or you're fascinated by Italy and its varied culinary styles... then join us on this journey as we cook dishes that reflect its diverse geography and culture.
August 19 2018 - Day Course
Entertaining and everyday meals should be fun and simple, especially if you are short on time, but don’t want to compromise on great food. During the day, we will share our knowledge and discuss the importance of organisation and planning ahead of time – a tip that chefs use to ensure that great tasting dishes can be produced quickly. Using the best seasonal produce you’ll learn to create brilliant dishes that you will look forward to preparing – no matter how busy your day has been. Focusing on simple delicious ingredients, this course will give you a repertoire that is simple, nutritious and satisfying.
If you are currently out of education, employment or training; interested in becoming a qualified chef in as little as 12 months, then you should contact us RIGHT NOW! We are looking for enthusiastic, ambitious, young people who have a passion for food and would like to be trained by Rosemary Shrager and her team of talented chefs, in our new, state-of-the-art, professional kitchen in Tunbridge Wells. We are now offering NVQ at Level 2 and 3, endorsed by the Hadlow Group.