Swinton Cookery School

Meet the Chef Tutor

Ian Matfin

Ian Matfin was born in Newcastle and learned basic cookery skills at an early age from his mum and gran. He started his career at the only Michelin-starred restaurant in the north-east at the time, Terry Laybourne’s 21 Queen Street.

From there, Ian worked at a number of prestigious restaurants including Claridge’s Hotel London, Abode Manchester by Michael Caines and the Devonshire Arms Bolton Abbey.

In his spare time Ian likes to participate in Clay Pigeon Shooting or on a drive during the Game season. He also likes to eat out and try new restaurants, not only in the UK but Europe and the USA.

From classic baking and Sunday roasts to sushi and Thai, Swinton Cookery School has a course to suit everyone. 

To book a cookery course, please call our friendly reservations team on 01765 680900 or email reservations@swintonestate.com