Grande Cuisine delivers The Kitchen

Recently the Grande Cuisine team worked in partnership with SHW design consultants and kitchen contractors HCE to install a new Athanor suite in The Kitchen at Chewton Glen, which opened earlier this month.

The kitchen represents a significant £2.6 million investment and Grande Cuisine is delighted to have been an integral part of the project.

This purpose-built space sets the stage for enjoying and learning about food and cooking. The design is open plan. Surrounding the building are raised beds and a greenhouse where herbs and vegetables are grown year-round to supply The Kitchen.

Working in association with Chewton Glen alumnus James Martin, the cookery school is headed-up by chef tutor, Rob Cottam. James and Rob have formulated a rolling roster of bespoke and stimulating courses and demonstrations to deliver a culinary experience that will inspire, inform and educate. Classes will be hosted by Rob and guest chefs including Tom Kerridge, Atul Kochhar, Richard Corrigan, Dan Doherty, and, of course, James Martin himself.

A highly experienced, passionate cookery teacher and demonstrator, Rob will teach cookery classes suitable for all skills and ability levels – from beginners to confident home cooks looking to improve their skills. Grande Cuisine’s Athanor suite is at the heart of the purpose-built space which features 12 professionally equipped cooking stations which have views over the dedicated kitchen garden.

The layout is drawn from the experiences of back of house and front of house staff at Chewton and the best possible kitchen set up is complemented with top-end equipment from Gaggenau.

The cookery school will offer a relaxed and convivial learning environment, where guests will experience expert tuition on a cosmopolitan range of food and wine courses in small classes.

In addition to the cookery school, The Kitchen also features a 40-seater informal restaurant, with an open-plan kitchen with a pizza oven, chef’s table for private dining. The Kitchen will be open daily for lunch and dinner, and will also be home to the Chewton Glen bakery that will produce a range of artisan breads and pastries for hotel guests and visitors to The Kitchen. Typical dishes in the restaurant will include wood-fired pizzas, gourmet burgers, superfood salads, and lobster and chips.

We wish the team at Chewton Glen and The Kitchen well and look forward to a long and fruitful association.