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
As we get our first dusting of snow, it’s time to get cosy in the kitchen and start thinking about Christmas cooking and baking. Everyone’s favourite is our Christmas in a Box course, where you take home a Festive menu for six. Our Festive Fare course provides new twists to traditional dishes and if you’d rather watch and learn, our Christmas Chef Table Lunches and Dinners will fit the bill.
And don’t forget we sell Gift Vouchers for cookery courses and Chef Tables, which the recipient can book for the date of their choice.