Meet the Exclusive Chefs

All our classes are tutored by our very own Exclusive Chefs from around the Group as well as world renowned and local chefs and producers.

Here at Exclusive Collection, we have a high pedigree of Chefs including holders of Michelin stars and multiple AA rosettes, a Master of Culinary Arts and a number of competition winners. All are highly skilled and experienced and delighted to share their expertise with you.

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Andy Mackenzie, Executive Chef, The Exclusive Chefs Academy

Andy Mackenzie has been a chef with Exclusive Hotels and Venues for over 27 years.

Rob Potter

Executive Chef at The Bybrook, The Manor House. He has over 15 years’ experience working at a number of critically acclaimed hotels & restaurants across the UK.

Ian Swainson

Cooking Michelin-starred cuisine for over 15 years Chef Ian Swainson joined The Pass at South Lodge in Summer 2016 with a wealth of experience from award-winning restaurants throughout the UK.

Paul Bray, Executive Chef, Fanhams Hall, an Exclusive Venue

After qualifying in 1988, Paul began his culinary career working at the Heathrow Penta and was soon promoted to Chef Tournant.

Jamie Brown, Executive Chef, The Royal Berkshire, an Exclusive Venue

Jamie joined Royal Berkshire in 2013 but has worked for Exclusive Hotels and Venues for over 11 years including time at Pennyhill Park and Fanhams Hall before becoming Executive Chef at Royal Berkshire.

Lewis Hamblet, Executive Chef, South Lodge, an Exclusive Hotel

Starting with a catering course in his hometown of Bolton, Lancashire, he gained valuable experience at London’s renowned Savoy Hotel as well as Amberley Castle.

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