Cookery School

Rising Stars Apprenticeship

In addition to the day to day running of the cookery school the Academy also coaches new talent to become proficient restaurateurs capable of running a financially viable fine-dining experience. Coaching includes financial management, marketing, sales and business development, strategic thinking and tactical development. Rising Stars spend time in each of the Group’s restaurants honing their skills and ultimately, if good enough, get given their own restaurant to run and develop with enough freedom to express their own individualism and personality.

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Be taught to cook by the UK’s finest cheffing talent.

The 10 in 8 Group collection includes the Fine Dining Academy cookery school. At this cookery school with a difference guests are taught the creative and technical skills required to prepare and deliver a fine-dining experience at home. The Chefs running these fully hands on courses are some of the UK’s top talent including Michelin Starred Chefs Alan Murchison (Paris House Woburn), Will Holland (La Becasse Ludlow), Chris Horridge (formerly of The Bath Priory & Cliveden House) and other guest chefs, each at the pinnacle of their career.

Our chefs offer a variety of courses suited to all levels of experience, whether a beginner, an enthusiast or a professional chef. All our courses are one day long, hands on and take place in our fully equipped cookery school kitchen. The experience culminates in a delicious feast of your own making being served in our beautifully styled country dining room. Service staff and lashings of laughter and wine will ensure it’s a truly memorable experience.

The cookery school itself is set in the picturesque Berkshire village of Yattendon and is a perfect location for a weekend away of special occasion. With local Michelin Starred restaurants in our collection and promotional rates with local accommodation, we are also able to offer guests a real gastronomic treat.

In addition to the day to day running of the cookery school the Academy also coaches new talent to become proficient restaurateurs capable of running a financially viable fine-dining experience. Coaching includes financial management, marketing, sales and business development, strategic thinking and tactical development. Rising Stars spend time in each of the Group’s restaurants honing their skills and ultimately, if good enough, get given their own restaurant to run and develop with enough freedom to express their own individualism and personality.


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