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The Seafood Chef

Midweek from £205 per person

Chewton Glen is fortunate to be right by the Hampshire/Dorset coastline, we have strong links to local and specialist UK suppliers who source the very best seasonal seafood available.

As well as discussing where and how to get the very best seafood you will get hands on preparing a variety of fish and shellfish. The dishes for this class are inspired by some of the most popular dishes featured on our main hotel restaurant The Dining Room's menu. We explore the use of herbs and spices with seafood dishes and a variety of cooking techniques to help you get the most out of every ingredient.

This class is suitable for those new to preparing shellfish and filleting fish and for those more experienced home cooks looking to improve their skills. Everyone will have their own lobster, scallops and a whole fish to fillet as well as preparing and cooking mussels and clams. Lunch will be a combination of dishes that you will have cooked and The Kitchen restaurant. After lunch the class continues and we will provide you with containers to take any of the dishes you would like home.

Chef Tutor – Rob Cottam

Due to the nature of the recipes used in this class we are unable to accommodate guests with an allergy or intolerance to fish, crustaceans or molluscs. Please contact our reservations team for details of classes which will be suitable or can be adapted for guests with these dietary requirements.

  • Baked hand dived scallops with smoked paprika and coriander butter
  • Thai lobster curry
  • Indian spiced mackerel recheado with green apple
  • Fricassee of poached Chalkstream trout, clams, peas and dill foam

Dishes may be subject to slight change to reflect the seasonal produce available.

Arrive – 9.30am for refreshments, meet and greet with Rob and a run through of the day.

In the middle of the day we will break for lunch around the chef’s demonstration area. With many of the classes you will be tucking into the food you have cooked and for some we will provide dishes from The Kitchen restaurant, all accompanied with a glass of wine. During the day we will show you around our kitchen garden and pop into our beautiful greenhouse, introducing you to our gardeners if they are tending to the beds at the time.

Finish – 3.30-4.00pm, take home your creations and The Kitchen apron leaving the washing up for our cookery school team!

Midweek course £205 per person
Weekend course £225 per person