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Tim Maddams

Tim Maddams is a writer, TV presenter, private chef and cookery teacher. He is perhaps most famous for leading the River Cottage team at Axminster, but he as also appeared on high profile shows such as BBC Food and Drink, and Sunday Brunch on Channel 4. He has written numerous newspaper columns and he also published the compendious foodie bible known as 'The River Cottage A-Z'.
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Will Torrent

Will torrent is an award-winning patisserie chef and chocolatier who trained under the watchful eye of Heston Blumenthal. Highly regarded in his field, Will not only teacher with us but is a consultant pastry chef for some of the biggest brands in the country.
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Sara Danesin

Sara Danesin is a 2011 BBC Masterchef finalist, whose primary area of expertise is exceptional Italian food. Sara blends her Italian heritage with modern cooking techniques to create stylish and appealing Italian dishes.
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Ian Boden

Based in Staffordshire, classically trained Ian Boden has ample experience in the world of gourmet cookery. His knowledge is second to none and he loves sharing all his foodie knowledge on his courses.
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Craig Floate

Craig Floate, is an excellent local classically trained chef. He has been perusing a career in the food industry since the age of 20 after he graduated from a top catering collage in, Nottingham.
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Beca Lyne Pirkis

We are proud to have series four, 2013 Great British Bake Off semi- finalist Beca Lyne- Pirkis teaching 3 amazing baking courses with us. Beca is a very talented baker and pastry chef and is very passionate about sharing her talents with those who attend her courses.
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Ruth Clemens

2010 Great British Bake Off Finalist Ruth Clemens, runs a very popular blog called the Pink Whisk and has also written 3 award winning cookery books.
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Jenny Chandler

Jenny Chandler, cookbook author and foodie fanatic, is passionate about food and teaching enthusiastic foodies.
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Monisha Bharadwaj

Monisha Bharadwaj, renown award winning cookery book author and chef, who teaches Indian Cookery Course and our South Indian Cookery Course.
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Rayeesa Asghar-Sandys

Rayeesa Asghar-Sandys was born and grew up in India, surrounded by the wonderful flavours of authentic Indian dishes.
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Steph Clubb

Steph specialises in all things gluten free and has a specific passion for gluten free recipe development, which she now does for some of the leading gluten free companies in the UK.
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Claire Hutchings

Join us for an evening of exquisite food and exciting flavour combinations with 2011 Professional Masterchef finalist, Claire Hutchings
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Jackie Kearney

Jackie is an expert in Asian and Malaysian cuisine, having travelled extensively in this area before reaching the final in the 2011 Masterchef series .
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Andy Tyrrell

Based in Dorset, Andy Tyrell's love for producing artisan, seasonal food has seem him work in all four corners of the UK. His passion for bread making is second to none.
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David Bailey

David Bailey, vegan and vegetarian chef, vegan cook book writer who runs a vegan street food business, 'Wholefood Heaven'
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Turan Turan

Turan is a true expert in the curing and smoking sphere, having published a book explaining this craft
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Andrew Kojima

We are lucky enough Andrew Kojima, 2012 Masterchef finalist and expert in Japanese cuisine
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