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“Half Day French/Med cooking”

Rosemary Shrager Cookery School
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Owner description: Rosemary Shrager's Cookery School, based in the beautiful setting of historic Royal Tunbridge Wells, offers a variety of cookery courses in top-quality surroundings. The school was started by celebrity chef Rosemary Shrager to train professional chefs and the on-site kitchen facilities and equipment are state-of-the-art. Novice and amateur cooks can join one or two-day courses on varied themes from butchery to baking, all using locally-sourced produce. The lessons are all hands-on and include demonstrations and practical cookery time. At the end of the session, sit down and enjoy a three-course lunch and a glass of wine. Alternatively head to the cookery school for a chef’s table experience which combines a demonstration by head chef Iain More with a five-course tasting menu, available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
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“Half Day French/Med cooking”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Amazing, Rosemary is a legend, it was great fun, well organised, friendly and very easy to follow, we were made to feel at ease and that we could achieve anything. Rosemary's staff are great too, had everything under control, making life very easy for us. We had a wonderful time with lovely food to eat, which we created, we can't wait to go again. Would recommend it as a gift for family and friends, they'll love you for it!!!!!!

Visited July 2014
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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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“Chefs table”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

A brilliant evening of good food and banter with John the head chef. After being greeted with champagne and nibbles we sat at the large horseshoe counter to watch John prepare course after course of wonderful food, cooked under our noses. All the time John is dispensing tips and advice about ingredients and techniques. Every course comes with a suggested wine but its not compulsory to imbibe (prices were much lower than standard restaurant by the glass fees).
An excellent night out which can be enjoyed as a group or like us as individuals.

Visited May 2014
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Matfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

This has got to be one of the best kept culinary secrets in Tunbridge Wells. Rosemary Shragers, chefs table at her cookery school only sits twice a week, Friday & Saturday although they will take special bookings in the week.
John Rogers is the main man. His cooking skills are amazing. We had a 7 coarse taster menu which was tailored to our request. As it was my 50th their were some nice surprises along the way.
The food was cooked in front of us which was a great joy to watch John using his skills to create the most incredible dishes. He was supported by Jonny who kept our wine glasses full through out the evening and played a great supporting role through out the night. We had the studio to ourselves which is the case if you book over 10 places.
Although it is well kept secret it does get booked up early.
I would highly recommend a visit as it is the best meal I have ever had out in TW if not the UK.
Thank you to John, Jonny and Agnes for a memorable evening.

Visited April 2014
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“Chef's Table”
Reviewed 24 March 2014

We joined 8 other guests for a Chef's Table on the 22nd March. What a great night out with all eight courses a delight. The stand out dish was the main course of a light curry of halibut with additions of cauliflower presented in different ways. It was a perfect evening out for me, a relatively good cook and discerning eater (no not fussy) being presented by dish after dish of fantastic food that I would not myself attempt. The narrative entertainment provided by John Rogers, Johnny and the other guests made the evening great fun as well.

Visited March 2014
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“Private Chef's Table - Fantastic Experience!”
Reviewed 15 December 2013

I wanted to do something a little different from a standard restaurant meal for my birthday and this experience didn't disappoint.

John and his team were excellent, he phoned me a week before to discuss the menu and dietary requirements and all 15 of my guests were catered for brilliantly. Our evening was very informal and John's team were happy to interact with us and explain what they were preparing/cooking and answer our questions. The venue is lovely and immaculately clean.

The food was amazing, really tasty and wines were recommended with each course which really completed the meal. A good time was had by all, and I would thoroughly recommend the chef's table - if its not booked up already!

Visited December 2013
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