Rob Cottam

Rob Cottam, Chef Tutor joined Chewton Glen to mastermind the opening of the new purpose-built cookery school, located in ‘The Kitchen’. Working in association with James Martin, Rob has formulated a programme of cookery classes that will inspire, inform, educate and most importantly provide a culinary experience that is packed full of fun and enjoyment.

A highly experienced, passionate cookery teacher and demonstrator, Rob teaches cookery classes suitable for all skills and ability levels whether it is for those just starting out on their adventures in the kitchen or confident home cooks looking to improve their skills and learn something new. Rob Cottam is classically trained and has travelled throughout the world gaining wide-ranging knowledge of cooking ingredients and techniques. This coupled with an extensive understanding of contemporary food trends and dishes ensures that his engaging teaching style will be tremendously popular for all who attend classes at The Kitchen.

Prior to joining the team at Chewton Glen, Rob was Head of The Cookery Club on-board P&O Cruises newest ship ‘Britannia’, working in collaboration with James Martin and a roster of celebrated chefs including: Marco Pierre White; Atul Kochhar; Mary Berry; Pierre Koffmann; Antonio Carluccio; Nathan Outlaw; Daniel Galmiche; Paul Rankin and Theo Randall.

Formerly Rob was Development Manager and Senior Teacher at Leiths School of Food & Wine; Development Chef at the English Provender Company and Chef Tutor at the Ashburton Cookery School.