Welcome to the Isle of Wight Cookery School

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The Isle of Wight Cookery School is a new venture born out of the pandemic in 2020! Based close to Yarmouth, the Solent, and nestling in the lovely countryside of West Wight. We started the school based on the experiences of a successful catering business started in 2009 and courses developed for teaching in cookery schools such as the WI Cookery School and local food festivals.

The cookery school is moving online. The school also offers in person cookery sessions teaching students in topics including Pasta making, the Importance of Sauces, how to Cook a Three Course Dinner and BBQ Masterclass.

A series of online single recipes cookery sessions are also in the planning stage and will announce the courses as they become available here and communicated through the social media.

We caterer for a wide range of clients and events. From dinners, birthdays and other events. While developing the business, I was lucky to get involved with, designing cookery courses, presenting on local radio, create and run a food festival for five years, winning three awards for tourism along the way! I managed the WI Cookery School at Denman College, as well as teaching the courses I designed, teaching at other cookery schools and showing at food festivals.

I am opening my kitchen to the world of online cookery! Learning skills in the kitchen and cooking recipes will be the subject of a range of videos that I am developing. I have also started live online cookery sessions where you can buy the ingredients, prepare them prior to the live session and then cook along with me! As part of the session, I provide all the documentation. I also design specific courses and consultancy for training chefs and sessions for team-building, celebrations and other events. I look forward to seeing on one of my courses!




                                          Here are some of my recipes. If you want to try some others, please go to my Recipes page.

Feta, Chicory and Clementine Salad

Clementine and Feta Salad

A delicious summer salad! Download the recipe!

Normandy Apple Tart

Normandy Apple Tart

A dessert I learnt at catering college, one of my favourites! Download the recipe.

Chinese chicken with Five Spice

Chicken in Five Spice

Simple recipe using ingredients from the fridge and cupboard. Have a go! Download the recipe.

Sticky Asian Salmon

Asian Sticky Salmon

Asian flavours in spades, I cooked this for our wedding dinner! Download the recipe.

Let’s make something beautiful together.

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Need to support your team?

With many teams spread across the country and Europe tools like Zoom and Teams have brought people closer together both in business and in families. Team Building is a key part of any managers role in keeping morale, motivation and positivity high. I have developed a model for cookery team building sessions that involve the team, create ideas and develop skills. If you would like to know more please 

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Customer Testimonial

Verrine Desserts

Birthday party in Bouldnor, Yarmouth

Would 100% recommend  4.65
We had a fantastic experience with Paul; he was super communicative and food was great!
Quality of Service 5 stars
Value 4 stars
Communication 5 stars
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Personal Chef Services

This is my latest review on Bark. You can find it here Bark Reviews of the Isle of Wight Cookery School


Stars – *****

verified Review

15 May 2022

Personal Chef Services

We have never used a home chef! But we definitely will do so again. Paul was truly excellent, the food was fantastic, all Gluten, Lactose free and amazingly tasty. Cooked to perfection! Paul arrived on time, popped open the Champagne, then served a well-proportioned meal and cleaned up behind himself. He was very professional! What more could you ask for? We have no hesitation in wholeheartedly recommending The Isle of Wight Cookery School.


Paul Bellchambers

Paul Bellchambers

“I heard from my mum & dad after they had eaten and they were very happy with the meal, which also makes us happy.  A special meal gave the special event a lift in unusual circumstances and the touch of luxury made a difference.

Thank you for an excellent service and your friendly and efficient communications.

Good luck for the future and stay safe.”

Marc and Carole – June 2020

A big thank you to Lauren at Lauren Lettering for my new branding! I am really pleased with it! It has received great comments. You can reach Lauren here. 07474934566