Be A Chef For A Day

A really special gift for a would-be chef or the fulfilment of a long-held ambition regardless of your skill level. Join the professional kitchen of a UK top 50 restaurant as part of their team for a day. Be inspired by the team of Michelin trained chefs and spend a day behind the scenes, sharing their knowledge and passion for food and learning new skills.
What's Included?
  • Assist with Preparing Lunch or Dinner Service
  • Learn Professional Techniques & Skills Whatever Your Skill Level
  • One to One Tuition from Award Winning Chefs
  • Cook & Present Spectacular Dishes
  • Return & Enjoy a Three Course Menu for Two

Why do it?

“Unique opportunity to find out what it’s truly like in a Top UK award winning kitchen”

Experience Details
How Long Will it Last?

A full day 9am to 4pm (you can also stay on to help with dinner service which ends at 10pm)

When Can I Go?

All year, seven days a week. *(Please book as soon as possible to arrange the date you want).

Who’ll Be There

This experience is for 1 person but includes a voucher to return with a friend and enjoy a three course Menu du Jour for Two 

The Day Includes:
  • Arrival at 9.00am for coffee/tea & a short briefing.
  • Straight into some ‘hands on’ learning as you assist the chefs with preparation of the lunch service.
  • Enjoy a light lunch on the Chef’s Table before the guests arrive.
  • See how the different elements of each Michelin starred dish come together as orders start rolling in.
  • During lunch you’ll have the opportunity to work on the various sections of the kitchen & even attend at the pass with Head Chef as he calls ‘service’.
  • You can choose to finish at 4pm or join the team again for dinner preparation and service – definitely not for the faint hearted!
Things to Know
  • As a food enthusiast you’ll discover each section of the kitchen and experience many different aspects of cooking
  • Bread to butchery, fish to stunning desserts, chocolate craft
  • Work with ingredients you may not have cooked with before
  • Learn the tricks of the trade and gain new culinary skills
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Essential Information
Who Can Do This?

Suitable for people with all levels of cooking ability. This is a fabulous experience, especially if you have only been on the other side of the pass! 

Is There Disabled Access?

The kitchen would not be suitable for anyone in a wheelchair due to restricted space. Please ring to discuss in more detail. Suitable for:

  • Hard of Hearing/Deaf 
  • Restricted - Arm 
  • Visually Impaired 
What to Wear & Bring

Wear comfortable clothing

Voucher Delivery

A printable e-voucher will be emailed to you after checkout for you to give as you wish. You can choose to add gift packaging with a printed voucher sent by First Class post.

How Do I Book?

Your voucher includes a link or code that will take you to your suggested experience and also enable you to browse all experiences.

If ‘Purchasing for Myself’ the booking details will appear in your Bucket List after checkout.

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You’ll have a personal concierge who can make the booking or any arrangements for you. You can even ask us to find a new experience or location for an experience day you want to do.

This is just the beginning …..

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Be a Chef for the Day at this UK Top 50 Restaurant.


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Delivery Method

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Gift Voucher

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