Chefs

Lesley Waters

A former chef and cookery demonstrator, Lesley’s lively personality makes her a popular television cook and, as a regular member of the team of Ready Steady Cook (BBC…

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Alex Aitken

H aving opened his first restaurant, Le Poussin, in 1983, Alex taught himself to cook – a fact that Gordon Ramsey noted when he named Le Poussin one of his top 11 favourite places to eat in The Time…

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Colin Nash

Colin Nash is renowned for his relentless pursuit of innovation in his kitchen, with over 30 years of experience. He is one of the most exciting chefs in Dorset winning many awards for The Three Tuns …

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Ian Gibbs

I an is now Executive Chef at the Urban Guild in Bournemouth and Christchurch Food Festival Veteran. After winning many international awards on the professional Salon Culinare Circuit, he is a previou…

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Andrew Gault

Andrew joined the Captain’s Club Hotel as Head Chef prior to its opening in 2006. Graduating from catering college in Scotland Andrew’s career has seen him …

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Simon Hallam

Like many of the great culinary masters of the past and present, Simon Hallam was inspired by his grandmother and from a young age he aspired to becoming an accomplished, respected Chef. After complet…

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Tommo Quy

Tommo is head bartender at the Captain’s Club Hotel and has risen through the ranks having joined as a “bar back” boy some six …

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Dean Edwards

Since 2010 Dean Edwards’ family friendly cooking style has made him a firm favourite on ITV’s ‘Lorraine’. Making his debut on ITV’s ‘This Morning’ in September 2009, he can now be f…

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Barbara Cox

Barbara Cox, aka ‘The Rainbow Chef’, is one of the UK and Europe’s leading nutritionists. Her nutritional consultancy, BC Nutrition, offers bespoke consultancy for individuals to live healthier …

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Alana Spencer

In 2010 in a small village near Aberystwyth, Alana Spencer, at just 16 years old, became a self-taught chocolatier and began to sell to her teachers, friends and family. By the following year she had …

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Bakehouse 24

BakeHouse24 is an artisan bakery specialising in traditional sourdough methods using locally milled flour to produce the finest breads, pastries and cakes.We are passionate about baking, and pride…

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Rob Cottam

Chef Tutor at The Kitchen Cookery School at Chewton Glen, Rob is classically trained and has travelled throughout the world gaining wide-ranging knowledge of cooking ingredients and techniques. This c…

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Luke Matthews

Executive Head Chef at Chewton Glen As a teenager Luke Matthews took a summer job in Pinocchio's Italian restaurant in Christchurch, he enjoyed the atmosphere, the work, the banter of the chefs and de…

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Our Chefs

Barbara Cox

Barbara Cox, aka ‘The Rainbow Chef’, is one of the UK and Europe’s leading nutritionists. Her nutritional consultancy, BC Nutrition, offers bespoke consultancy for individuals to live healthier … Read more

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Events

Our demonstration events are yet to be finalised, please check back closer to May.