Cook with Aaron Patterson
Aaron Patterson started as an apprentice chef aged sixteen at Hambleton Hall under the guidance of Nicholas Gill for four years before Aaron went on to work at Le Manoir, where he stayed for another four years, and was thrown in the deep end of two-star cooking. Whilst learning all manner of technical skills at Le Manoir, Aaron also worked various stages at places such as Au Crocodile in Strasbourg, La Tante Claire with Pierre Koffman and Marco Pierre White’s Harveys, before returning to Hambleton Hall as Head Chef at the tender age of 24. Since then, his menus at the Relais and Chateaux property have always been exciting and evolving. Hambleton’s consistency is underlined by a Michelin star held since 1982 without break and four AA rosettes.
Over the years, Aaron has formed close relationships with suppliers in Rutland, meaning he has access to the best produce that’s literally brought to his kitchen door. Game, in particular, has become a bit of a speciality at Hambleton, thanks to Aaron’s amazing ability to source the best in the country.
Menu coming soon...
Arrive – 9.30am for refreshments, meet and greet with Aaron 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 – 3.00pm, take home your creations and The Kitchen apron leaving the washing up for our cookery school team!