We provide education and training. We produce local food for local people and provide chefs with high quality, local produce, keeping heritage varieties alive and well. We put the odd, bizarre, nutritious and delicious into the kitchen. We explore methods of working with nature, using plants to keep plants healthy with WFA (Wholesome Food Association) principles and practices.
South West Wine School was founded by Jonathan and Hayley Reynolds to provide first rate wine education across the region. Hayley has spent the last 20 years associated with the wine industry and has her WSET diploma. Jonathan shares her passion and is also WSET qualified. The South West Wine School brings together the best wine educators in the South West.
Whether a group of 10 or an office of 100, South West Wine School offers the perfect solution for a brilliant team building event which will be educational, fun and hugely sociable. We’ll bring the wine, the glasses and the knowledge and stay for as long as you wish at whatever time works with your busy schedule. Alternatively, if you think it best to escape the office, we’ll find a gorgeous venue for you such as the Kenton Park Estate and Vineyard to sit back and relax whilst tasting interesting wines from across the world.
Bini Ludlow cooks authentic Indian cuisine, having learnt her skills and knowledge about spices from her mother and her extended family, many of whom still live in the Gujarat region of Western India.
With a starting budget of £200, Bini runs Sweet Cumin cookery school aimed at adults and young budding chefs to learn how to combine different spices to produce tasty authentic Indian food. Bini was listed in the Guardian as the Top Foodie Courses in the U.K 2016.
Bini has achieved the Taste of the West South West Winner of Best Local Food to Go 2015, has 11 Great Taste Awards (2013-2017) and a finalist for Delicious Magazine 2016.
Bini's award winning frozen ready meal curries are all gluten free, 9 dishes to choose from ( including vegan and vegetarian dishes) using the best ingredients sourced from the South West and are all cooked in her production kitchen in Somerset. She also caters for pubs and organisations who would like to serve authentic curry on their menus.
We make authentic, exciting and award winning mead in Armagh and Devon. Mead is a medium-sweet, clean and complex honey-wine made traditionally and sustainably with raw honey. Bottled still at 14%. It works well as a lighter alternative to dessert wine, paired with nuts ham and spiced mains, chilled on its own or warmed up and mulled.
When I started my catering company Hedgehog Pie in 1995 in London, little did I know that I would become so obsessed with perfecting my signature hand made chocolate cup pudding that it would lead to me launching a chocolate cookery school. A date to cook dinner for the Queen with chocolate cups on the menu was how it all started and I’ll tell you the story myself if you ask me!
After 20 years in the event catering world looking after clients in The House of Lords I have retired and now concentrate only on running my chocolate school.
The Chocolate Tart cookery school started in May 2007. Situated in a picturesque courtyard setting tucked away in Congresbury. Step into chocolate heaven! The aroma of cocoa wafts out to greet you as you enter into a beautiful working kitchen full of chocolate making equipment, ready for each student to master skills that will stay with them forever.
..and why The Chocolate Tart ?
Because no one should ever be faithful to one bar of chocolate !