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’s lovely to see new season’s ingredients coming in, heralding the delights of the year to come. As well as Yorkshire rhubarb, the wild garlic is now in season and it wont be too long before new season’s lamb is available. Click Rhubarb to find my favourite spring recipe, which is very versatile and easy to make at home.
2014 has got off to a flying start with busy classes right across the schedule. Our Thursday Cookery Club Mornings and Supper Evenings have been very well received and our Barbecue Cook and Lunch courses get going over the Easter weekend.