With On The Menu, you learn to cook sensational food in spectacular locations. From France, Italy and Morocco to India, Jordan and Thailand you'll find vibrant cities, idyllic beaches, lush country and ancient lands - all with great cuisine. Each individual school has something unique and we invite you take a look!
Each of our venues has been carefully chosen for their quality and character. In inspirational hands on sessions you'll learn new techniques and culinary secrets. Our teachers range from gourmet chefs to local women who have been cooking almost since they could walk. Classes are intimate and deliberately small to allow for plenty of individual attention. You work with fantastic fresh produce, cooking authentic regional food. Always there are fascinating market trips with your chef. Often, you get to pick ingredients from the local farms or gardens. What better way to learn about a country than through its food and flavours, choosing vegetables at the markets, sharing stories over a bubbling pot.
These holidays are designed to be just that - a holiday. So between cooking and lingering over long meals, there's plenty of time to yourself - to explore or just unwind. Non cooking companions will have plenty to do while you cook and are welcomed at all our schools. From the earthy character of rural country villas to luxurious hotels, gleaming state of the art kitchens, to rustic cook ups, city culture to beachy bliss, there's something to suit all tastes and pockets. None require you to be an expert cook, the courses are for the enthusiast, not the professional chef and the atmosphere is relaxed, educational and fun. Our philosophy is simple - great cooking in great places. Enjoy!
Rosemary Shrager is one of Britain's best loved Chefs and TV Broadcasters, with her series Kitchen Showdown airing on UKTV Food as well as her US show Rosemary, Queen of the Kitchen. Her latest series Ladette to Lady broadcasts on ITV. Rosemary runs her acclaimed cookery school at Swinton Park, a castle hotel located in the Yorkshire Dales.
"On the menu is unique! And as a lover of food and travel, on the menu couldn't be any better in providing breathtaking destinations with an exceptional insight into local cuisine and cooking techniques. on the menu staff are wonderful - so knowledgeable and friendly. They really made my cookery school experience with them hassle-free and a joy!
I have been lucky enough to join on the menu's cookery course in Petra, Jordan.
With more than 15 different cookery courses worldwide to choose from, my only problem now is deciding which course I'll visit next."