head chef / tutor & co-owner

Jim is a former Masterchef semi-finalist who started his cooking career as a chef in the kitchens of Exeter’s White Hart Hotel- where he and Lucy first met and were engaged.

He then went on to cook alongside Rick Stein in Padstow, Alistair Little in Notting Hill and Tony Tobin of Ready Steady Cook fame. During his time in France, Jim collected a mass of knowledge and recipes from some of the best chefs in the area, and enjoys putting them to use at Exeter Cookery School, where he is head chef, tutor and director.

Jim is a Maitre de Chaîne des Rôtisseurs – the International Association of Gastronomy.