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

Chef's Experience 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 9.00 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:



BRONZE CHEF'S EXPERIENCE

  • 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)
£295

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SILVER CHEF'S EXPERIENCE

  • 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
Was £600, now £400

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Buy as a gift

GOLD CHEF'S EXPERIENCE

  • 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)
  • Collection in a chauffeur driven car*
  • L'Ortolan apron
  • A bottle of Charles Heidsieck Champagne
Was £1000, now £800

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Buy as a gift


*up to 50 miles, subject to availability, must be booked 6 weeks in advance.

I attended the Chef's Experience Day for the second time and once again, I had a fantastic day and loved every minute of working in a Michelin starred restaurant. I had an amazing day and walked away encouraged enough to try making souffles at home the following day. The team all made me feel really welcome and allowed me to get involved in everything. I learnt lots of new things that I'm really looking forward trying out at home.

A. Hagglund (April 2013)

My day with you has revitalised my passion for fine cooking and to push myself to create better presented plates using some of the techniques I observed and used. If there is anyone wondering whether to book this experience, I would urge them to commit, they won’t regret it.

P. Cleveland (March 2013)

To make a booking please call 0118 988 8500 or email info@lortolan.com