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Cookery school for Exclusive Hotels and Venues underway at Lainston House

09 March 2015 by
Cookery school for Exclusive Hotels and Venues underway at Lainston House

Work has started on the construction of a £1m cookery school for Exclusive Hotels and Venues, located within the grounds of its five-AA-star Lainston House hotel, near Winchester, Hampshire.

Season, the Exclusive Cookery School is being developed in a wheelhouse barn adjacent to the kitchen garden of the 49-bedroom hotel. Featuring a Grade I listed donkey water wheel, the school will be the home of the Exclusive Chefs' Academy, which launched last year with 13 trainees, as well as host a range of masterclasses and bespoke events for members of the public.

It will comprise six cookery stations and a demonstration table, where chefs across Exclusive Hotels and Venues, including Olly Rouse, Matt Gillan, Michael Wignall, Richard Davies and Denis Drame, will showcase their skills. A function room will enable guests to dine with participating chefs.

Danny Pecorelli, managing director of Exclusive Hotels and Venues and the 2014 Hotelier of the Year, said: "Season is set to make a fantastic addition to the luxury facilities on offer at Lainston House, and will provide a superb outlet for our multi-award winning chefs across the group to relay their expertise and knowledge.''

The school is expected to launch in the summer, with masterclasses available from £150 per person.

Exclusive Hotels and Venues is made up of four five-AA-star hotels (Pennyhill Park, Bagshot, Surrey; South Lodge, near Horsham, West Sussex; Manor House, near Bath, Wiltshire; and Lainston House) and two venues (Royal Berkshire, Ascot, Berkshire; and Fanhams Hall, Ware, Hertfordshire).

Pecorelli is pictured here with head chef of Lainston House, Olly Rouse, and the hotel's sales manager Justine Rayner.

Hotelier of the Year 2014: Danny Pecorelli, Exclusive Hotels and Venues >>

Exclusive Hotels and Venues to launch Chef's Academy >>

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