Visiting Chefs & Experts

Many of our classes are taught by our very own Exclusive Chefs from around the Group but a number of carefully selected classes are also presented by world renowned and local chefs as well as local experts and producers. You can read a little about them here...

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Steven Edwards, Creator of ETCH & Winner of Masterchef: The Professionals 2013

Steven Edwards rose to TV chef fame upon winning BBC2’s MasterChef: The Professionals in 2013 when he was Head Chef of The Camellia restaurant at South Lodge, an Exclusive Hotel, Horsham, West Sussex and part of Exclusive Hotels and Venues.

Jackie Kearney, Masterchef Finalist 2011

Jackie Kearney was a top 4 finalist in BBC One's MasterChef 2011 and runner up for Best Main Dish at British Street Food Awards in 2012. Her food passion lies with world street food, and vegan and vegetarian dining.

Edd Kimber, Great British Bake Off Winner 2010, TV Personalitiy & Food writer

Edd is a baker and food writer who writes for the UK's leading food magazines. He is the author of three best-selling cookbooks The Boy Who Bakes, Say It With Cake and his latest Patisserie Made Simple, a guide to the intricacies of French baking.

Beca Lyne-Pirkis, The Great British Bake off Finalist 2013

In 2013, Beca was one of the baker’s dozen in the 4th series of The Great British Bake Off. She quickly gained a following due to her homely style of baking as well as her warmth and humour with the other contestants.

Sue Meader, The Cake Lady

Sue started decorating her birthday cakes for her children when they were very young as she couldn't afford to buy them. In June 96 She had the opportunity to purchase The Cake Lady. Since then the business has gone from strength to strength.

Mark Tilling, Master Chocolatier, Squires Kitchen

Whilst Mark was head pastry chef at Lainston House, an Exclusive Hotel, Hampshire he became UK Chocolate Master 2006-2010 and is now Squires Kitchen’s Master Chocolatier and resident tutor.

Jennifer Williams, Founder of Naked Jam

Jennifer Williams is an artisan jam maker dedicated to producing conserves of the highest quality where the flavour of the fruit is the most important ingredient.

Stu Henshall, The Great British Bake Off contestant 2015, Food Demonstrator and Presenter

Since being a contestant on TGBBO Stu Henshall set up the increasingly popular website Stu has made the move from touring musician to food demonstrator and presenter. Who said food can’t be rock’n’roll?

Fabricio Cano, Founder of Fab Cooking

Fabricio has worked in award winning restaurants, including the Michelin-starred Devos in Belgium and the Talbooth in East Anglia and, more recently in several cookery schools in London teaching alongside several celebrity chefs!

Tony Singh, Celebrity Chef

For over 25 years, Tony has pushed the boundaries of culinary innovation, combining his Sikh upbringing with his love of Scottish produce. His distinctive style soon developed and made him hot property in restaurant circles!

Stacie Stewart

A cook, bespoke baker, a published author, columnist for Fabulous magazine, DJ, TV cook and MasterChef finalist who regularly appears on ITV's This Morning!

Tyrone Hull

An Ex Gordon Ramsey and Lainston House Pastry Chef!

Jenny Mallin

With her passions for cooking, India, research and writing, the outcome has been a labour of love – a memoir that mingles the history of her family when they lived in India, with her grandmothers’ recipes that were passed down through the generations