Rosalind Rathouse

Owner of The Cookery School, Chef Extraordinaire – with over 50 years experience in the industry

Rosalind Rathouse is obsessed with food. She has worked as a professional cook, run her own cookery business and taught cookery to both adults and children for many years. She feels very strongly that proper teaching can enthuse even the most unconfident cook by demystifying cookery techniques and jargon.

The existence of the Cookery School at Little Portland Street is a happy accident. Rosalind never intended to set up a school – it was born of necessity, when a young would-be chef turned to her for help. In effect, its first student came before its first tutor.

Since then, more than 40,000 people have passed through Rosalind’s doors, drawn in by the school’s accessible approach to teaching, peerless sustainability credentials (a three-star rating from the Sustainable Restaurants Association and then some), and zero-tolerance for pretentious gastro-jargon. Many of its students come in groups from London’s corporate sphere – Rosalind has a reputation for transforming cooking classes into memorable lessons in leadership.

“The Little Portland Street Cookery School’s approach to food is simple, modern and imaginative. We love sharing our ideas for delicious home-cooking and are constantly finding fresh sources of inspiration to bring to our classes, through our menus and our suppliers.”

Catch Rosalind in our Sustainable Gastronomy Day Panel & Supper where she will give her take on food sustainability and demonstrate how you can transform traditional food waste into brand-new dishes – book your place here!

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