A newly-opened Kent cookery school is set to offer a special session with acclaimed Indian chef and Channel 4 Superscrimpers cook Dev Biswal.
Swift House Cookery School, which is sponsored by Belgian chocolate company Callebaut and counts professional chefs among its tutors, runs courses at all levels, from professionals looking to improve specific techniques to total kitchen beginners.
Head chef of Margate and Rye restaurant Ambrette, Biswal is no stranger to taking an educational role with food. As well taking on the position of "resident chef" for Channel 4 programme Superscrimpers, he also works as a cookery tutor to Kent schoolchildren and students of the East Kent College.
Taking place on Sunday 20 October, Biswal's session will cost £125 a head and include just eight people (the same amount as all other classes at the School). It will involve learning about spices and the best way to balance flavour with texture.
Swift House owner and manager Caroline Phillips studied at Ashburton Cookery School before joining Leith's Cookery School in London, and learning chocolatier skills at Callebaut.
As well as one-off sessions with well-known names, her cookery school also runs classes from the lower price point of £39, including masterclasses on truffles, cupcakes, pastry, cakes or Thai food.