Old Town Cooks was launched by Chris Jarman in January 2015. It is a bespoke cookery school that offers classes to all levels of cooks in the comfort of their own home or business. Teaching whatever people are interested in and want to learn to cook, from wedding cakes to dinner party specialities. Headed up by Chris Jarman a chef who has spent the last 10 years in top michelin starred restaurants and lastly spending 5 years with Gordon Ramsay.
Since launching Old Town Cooks has been placed in the Top 10 cookery schools in London by the Resident London and was picked as their choice out of the top 10 because it is unique compared to the generic and old fashioned cookery schools. Old Town Cooks has worked with Top London businesses such as Topshop and Pact coffee. Old Town Cooks prides itself in being different from the standard cookery school and uses seasonal top quality ingredients from the best trusted suppliers in it's classes. Using the best ingredients and the skills of it's handpicked team of chefs to teach exciting dishes using new and current techniques.
Chris Jarman grew up in Lichfield Staffordshire and had a passion for food from an early age and would always play around with flavour combinations. Having finished school Chris went to Catering college at Birmingham College of Food and Tourism. After a placement at the 1 michelin starred Hambleton hall hotel Chris secured a job as commis chef and spent 3 years there being promoted to chef de partie whilst there.
After securing a position at restaurant Gordon Ramsay Chris moved to London and spent 2 years there before moving to Maze as Junior Sous. Chris then progressed to Senior Sous and also supported around the group at other restaurants to include Petrus and helped with the opening of London House in Battersea. Chris was also selected as the lead chef for a 4 day event in Singapore working directly with Gordon and a small team in Singapore. The success of the event has helped lead to 5 Ramsay restaurants opening in Asia over the last 2 years. Whilst working for Gordon, Chris had the idea for Old Town Cooks and so after 5 years decided to leave the group and launch Old Town Cooks. Old Town cooks is a completely bespoke cookery school which he feels is unique in the cookery school sector and much more personal as classes are often one on one or for groups of friends.
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