Seafood Week

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 ‘Fish and Fire’ lunch at The Terrace Restaurant and Bar. Our fabulous Seafood Week Stay packages are also available if you wish to extend your experience overnight.

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

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.

To celebrate Seafood Week on the Swinton Estate, stay the night at Swinton Park Hotel from just £99 per person*, with breakfast and spa access included, when you book any Seafood Week event or masterclass.

Upcoming events with Stephane Delourme

7 May – Gala Dinner at Samuel’s Restaurant (From £80.00 per person)

8 May – Cooking Masterclass at Swinton Cookery School (£195.00 per person)

9 May – Fish and Fire Lunch at The Terrace (From £25.00 per person)

9 May – Chef’s Table at Swinton Cookery School (£145.00 per person, £55 per person wine flight) *FULLY BOOKED*

11 May – Chef’s Table at Swinton Cookery (£145.00 per person, £55 per person wine flight)

Upcoming dates

  • 7th May 2024 to 11th May 2024


From 7th to 11th May 2024
To book, call our friendly reservations team on 01765 680900 or email

The event will take place at Swinton Estate:

North Yorkshire
United Kingdom

Swinton Estate is one of the largest privately owned estates in England, situated in North Yorkshire and the Yorkshire Dales. Comprising 20,000 acres, about two thirds of the land is forestry and farmland, and one third open moorland.

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