As Chef Director, Stephen Bulmer runs the majority of courses at Swinton Park, as well our Demonstrations and Chef’s Table Dining Experiences. Stephen joined the Swinton Park Cookery School in 2013 as Chef Director with over twenty years’ experience at Michelin level restaurants throughout Europe, having been Chef Director of the Raymond Blanc Cookery School for ten years and run his own school at Brook Hall in Buckinghamshire.
Stephen rose to prominence early in his career, reaching the national finals of the Young Chef of the Year in 1992 and 1993 and the semi-finals of the Roux Brothers’ Scholarship competition. Since then he has appeared on various TV programmes including Ready, Steady, Cook and Total Fishing.
He is also is widely acknowledged to be one the leading cookery school tutors in the UK. He combines his top-level cookery skills with a gregarious personality, a winning combination – ‘He is one of my most experienced chefs and a great craftsman – his enthusiasm is completely infectious’, commented Raymond Blanc.
Cooking has taken Stephen all over the world, and he has an extensive portfolio of skills and styles of cooking. During his cooking career he has cooked Italian cuisine at Zafferano, Knightsbridge; Thai cuisine at Nahm, London and Japanese cuisine at Nobu, London.
Courses run by Stephen Bulmer
The Kitchen Gossip
It was a great thrill for me to win the Best Tutor category, at the recent 2014 British Cookery School Awards. Many thanks for all your very kind messages of congratulation.
With Christmas just around the corner, we’re all busy planning our seasonal entertaining. If you need some inspiration, come along to my Festive Fare cookery course for some great recipes and tips for preparing ahead. You’ll also find some of my seasonal recipes in the December issue of Yorkshire Life, with more to follow soon in the next issue of in Dales Life.