Swinton Cookery School

Seafood Week on the Swinton Estate

Guest Chef: Stephane Delourme

Swinton Estate is excited to announce a five-day residency of the celebrated seafood chef Stephane Delourme, fresh from 25 years as Head Chef of Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant in Padstow, Cornwall.

From 7th to 11th May 2024, Stephane will host a series of exclusive dining events and masterclasses where you can experience the very best seafood cuisine.

We start the week with a Gala Dinner in Samuel’s Restaurant and over the week will host a series of hands-on cookery masterclasses as well as intimate Chef’s Table experiences; and a fabulous ‘Fish and Fire’ lunch at The Terrace Restaurant and Bar.

Stephane said: “Guests will be able to experience some incredible seafood and discover the tastes and flavours from many of the dishes that we have become renowned for in the South West. I cannot wait to come to Swinton and cook using ingredients sourced directly from the Estate, along with those from the east coast. Life is about making memories and I look forward to doing this together.”

Spaces to all events are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment!

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

About Stephane Delourme

As one of the best chef’s in the country, Stephane has spent the last 25 years as Head Chef of Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant in Padstow, Cornwall.

Stephane’s career began with an apprenticeship at the two-Michelin-starred Sully D’Auteuil when he was just 16, before moving on to Le Vieux Berlin. From there, Stephane’s culinary journey took him to London where he worked at London’s Roof Restaurant at the Hilton on Park Lane and was honoured to open some of the city’s most distinguished eateries.

After working alongside superb chefs such as Michael Croft at Mirabelle and Martin Webb at Quaglino’s, Stephane moved back to France to work in the popular Parisienne restaurant Prunier. He then worked on the famous QE2 and also in Dublin with the brilliant Patrick Guilbaud in his two-Michelin-starred restaurants.

Stephane has been inspired throughout his career by chefs such as Anthony Bourdain, Nieves Barragan, Gary Rhodes, Michel and Albert Roux, Raymond Blanc, Rick Stein, Martin Webb, Joël Robuchon, Gabriel Biscay and Auguste Escoffier.

Working closely with Rick Stein, Stephane has also travelled to many spectacular destinations including most recently the Holmen Lofoten Kitchen – a unique, seasonal restaurant located above the Arctic Circle.

Upcoming events with Stephane Delourme

7 May – Gala Dinner at Samuel’s Restaurant

8 May – Cooking Masterclass at Swinton Cookery School

9 May – Fish and Fire Lunch at The Terrace

9 May – Chef’s Table at Swinton Cookery School

10 May – Lunch at Samuel’s Restaurant

11 May – Chef’s Table at Swinton Cookery

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