The Chewton Glen hotel, in Hampshire's New Forest, has appointed Rob Cottam as chef tutor ahead of the opening of its new cookery school in December 2016.
The appointment is the starting point in the school's formulation of a comprehensive programme of classes.
Cottam was previously head of the cookery club on board P&O Cruises' Britannia ship, and prior to that was development manager and senior teacher at Leith's School of Food & Wine in London.
Working in association with celebrity chef and former Saturday Kitchen host James Martin, he is planning a schedule of topical course themes that he will be teaching. Along with a monthly course day with Martin, Cottam will also be engaging a regular series of top guest chefs to share their culinary secrets.
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