'Chef for a Day' in the L'Ortolan kitchen

Step into the world of Michelin star chefs in L'Ortolan Reading's top restaurant kitchen, learn some culinary techniques, cooking fabulous experience, head chef

Chef's Experience at Top Reading Restaurant

Spend a day with the team in the Michelin starred kitchen at L'Ortolan and discover what really happens behind the scenes.

Learn new culinary techniques and skills and work with ingredients you may not have cooked with before. Ask as many questions as you like - the chefs enjoy sharing their passion for food!

Suitable for people with all levels of cooking ability, this is a fabulous experience especially if you have only ever been on the other side of the pass!

Arrival is at 9.30 am and after refreshments and a short briefing you will be straight into some 'hands on' learning as you assist the chefs with preparation of the lunch service.

Enjoy a light lunch on the Chef's Table before the guests start to arrive. See how the different elements of each Michelin starred dish come together as orders start rolling in. During lunch you will have the opportunity to work on the various sections of the kitchen and even attend at the pass with Head Chef as he calls 'service'.

If you are ready and willing, join the team again for the dinner preparation and service - most definitely not for the faint hearted.

Are you brave enough to enter the L'Ortolan engine room?

We are pleased to be able to offer a variety of Chef's Experience packages:

50% deposit required on booking

BRONZE CHEF'S EXPERIENCE - £295

  • Day in Michelin starred kitchen learning tricks of the trade
  • Light lunch on Chef's Table
  • L'Ortolan apron
  • Three Course Menu du Jour for Two (as a voucher to use at your leisure)
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SILVER CHEF'S EXPERIENCE - £400

  • Day in Michelin starred kitchen learning tricks of the trade
  • Light lunch on Chef's Table
  • Gourmand Tasting Menu for Two with complimentary glass of Champagne on arrival (as a voucher to use at your leisure)
  • L'Ortolan apron
  • A bottle of Charles Heidsieck Champagne
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GOLD CHEF'S EXPERIENCE - £800

  • Day in Michelin starred kitchen learning tricks of the trade
  • Light lunch on Chef's Table with the chefs
  • Surprise Tasting Menu for Two with Wine (as a voucher to use at your leisure)
  • L'Ortolan apron
  • A bottle of Charles Heidsieck Champagne
  • Collection and return  in a chauffeur driven car (this is for the meal booked with your voucher)
  • ( This is collection from your home at the start of the meal and returning you to your home at the end of the meal, please note it is limited to collection so long as you live no more 25 miles by road away from the restaurant - if you live further away there would be a surcharge please call the restaurant to find out what that would be)
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To make a booking please call 0118 988 8500 or email info@lortolan.com