30th & 31st August, 1st September 2019

Rosemary Shrager

Rosemary Shrager’s professional career includes working under Pierre Hoffmann at the internationally famous Tante Claire restaurant in London and also a period working for Jean-Christophe Novelli. Rosemary began running her own cookery courses at Amhuinnsuidhe Castle and Swinton Park before opening a cookery school in Tunbridge Wells in 2013.
Her greatest joy in all her teaching is to inspire her students by sharing her own passion for food, equipping them with the knowledge of techniques and the confidence to use them to enjoy and experiment with their cooking.
Rosemary endeared herself to the nation when she took part in I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here, where she proved she could cook just about anything, anywhere. She regularly appears on popular television series The Real Marigold Hotel, and, in 2017, was a much- loved judge on The Big Family Cooking Showdown. Rosemary regularly demonstrates and teaches her skills at shows and events across the country and abroad.  
Her latest book – Rosemary Shrager’s Cookery Course was published in 2018.


Originally in the RAF, Matt gained a diploma at Leiths School of Food and Wine in London, before working for some of London’s most prestigious restaurants. This includes Marco Pierre White at the Oak Room and Criterion, and Alastair Little who he cites as the greatest influence on his cuisine.
Matt is currently presenting Saturday Kitchen and Best Bites on BBC 1, Food Unwrapped, which is in it’s 15th Series, on Channel 4. He has presented Save Money: Good Food, Matt Tebbutt’s South Africa, the Food Network, “The Big Eat” and “Kitchen Superheroes”.  Matt also co-presented Market Kitchen with Tom Parker-Bowles and Matthew Fort.
Matt’s first solo cook book, ‘Matt Tebbutt Cooks Country’, featuring all of his favourite recipes is still available, as is his second book ‘Guilty Pleasures’. He is also a regular contributor to Waitrose Kitchen magazine and other food publications.
He owned and ran the Foxhunter restaurant in Nant-y-derry near Usk in South Wales for over 10 years. The restaurant  won a number of awards including the AA Restaurant of the Year for Wales

Sean Wilson

Sean Wilson is best known for his 21 years starring in the national flagship soap, Coronation Street.
Since 2005, Sean has followed his passion into the world of food and cheese, where he has created his own range of multi-award winning Lancashire cheeses and worked in Michelin star restaurants.
Completely self-taught, Sean has been a serious cook for over 30 years. Over the past five years this natural confidence in the kitchen has led Sean to the world of food festivals where he has delighted thousands with everything from fine dining and food trends through to more rustic, heritage and provincial style dishes. His ability to cook, entertain and inspire also make Sean a popular after dinner speaker and host for corporate and private dining experiences.
Sean’s Saddleworth Cheese Company creates six artisanal cheeses, with provenance as their byword, celebrating Lancashire. All have been British Cheese Award favourites over the years with Gold medals both nationally and internationally and 36 international awards to date, where they are becoming known as territorial cheeses of fine quality.

Nigel Brown

Having spent a lifetime in the hotel and catering industry, Yorkshire born and bred Nigel has worked at some of the UK’s biggest and busiest hotels. He also spent time overseas at the highly acclaimed French cookery school Ecole Le Notre where he picked up a wealth of experience and knowledge in areas of specialist patisserie work.
In 2007 Nigel filmed and produced a set of three cookery DVDs and launched his fabulous cookery school, The Nigel Brown Cookery Academy. In between running courses at his cookery academy, Nigel regularly demonstrates at top food festivals and events throughout the UK. Amongst some of his more memorable achievements he was featured in a celebrity chef calendar (with his clothes on!) and has catered for Nelson Mandela, Princess Anne and also became a regular recipe columnist and the resident celebrity chef for The Lady Magazine online. With an unrivalled passion for sharing his wealth of expertise in the world of good food Nigel’s first cookery book (NB. HOW TO COOK) was published in October 2015, within eight weeks of being published his cookbook won the prestigious award of being crowned as “The Best Cookery School Cookbook in the UK 2016” in the Gourmand World Cookbook Award.