One of the first chefs to demonstrate real interest and care over the provenance of ingredients and authenticity of recipes, Raymond Blanc has, over the last forty years, helped shape the highest expectations of, and attainment of, excellence in the culinary world. With restaurants, a cookery school and Michelin stars to his name, as well as his internationally admired hotel Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons in Oxfordshire has. Raymond Blanc is one of the UK's best known and foremost chefs and continues to influence fellow chefs, restaurants and the public alike in culinary matters.
He periodically cooks on a Lacanche range cooker in the kitchen at Le Manoir and it can been seen in action on television in programmes like 'Raymond Blanc's Christmas Feast'.
The Lavender House Restaurant & Richard Hughes Cookery School
In a career that has taken him from a hotel pot wash to a Michelin-starred kitchen, to his own portfolio of restaurants in Norfolk, Richard Hughes has been cooking professionally for more than 37 years. Combining The Richard Hughes Cookery School and The Lavender House has allowed Richard to share his lifelong passion for food with an ever-growing audience. The restaurant boasts 2 AA Rosettes and the Cookery school was awarded the title of Best School in the UK in 2013. Richard is also patron of the Norfolk Food & Drink Festival. He is also the author of several books, the latest, "School Dinners", recipes from the UK Cookery School of the Year, published in October 2014. With numerous awards and accolades to his name Richard is still as passionate, enthusiastic and dedicated as ever and his teaching and writing continues to inspire a host of cooks, both professionally and in home kitchens. Richard cooks on the Lacanche Chemin in his home kitchen!
Jean Christophe’s Lacanche range cooker is the centre piece in the kitchen of his academy & home. And as he says "My Academy is my home, my heart and my life".
Check out the vibrant website for information on fantastic cookery courses at his academy, recipes, & more. One of the most popular UK based French chefs, a favourite on television and in real life bursting with skill, ideas and style for which he is famous.
Why not book onto one of his Academy cooking courses with a friend, or give one to a new Lacanche owner as a present?
Following a career in some of the world’s most renowned kitchens, Kevin was appointed as a lecturer in professional cookery and rapidly rose to become the youngest Head of Department at one of England’s biggest and most prestigious colleges.
His skill and relaxed style brought him acclaim on ‘The Reluctant Cook’, ‘Ready Steady Cook’ and ‘Can't Cook, Won't Cook’. Kevin’s recipes are easily accessed through his excellent books. He cooks on a Lacanche range cooker in the kitchen of his boutique hotel on the Isle of Man, Birchfield House, where incredible food is served daily to guests.
Rose Prince is to many a household name; a highly regarded cook, her inspiring recipes and profound knowledge of food are easily accessed through her popular cookery books (The New English Kitchen: Changing the way you Shop, Cook and Eat, The Savvy Shopper, The New English Table: Over 200 Recipes That Will Not Cost The Earth, The Good Food Producers Guide, and Kitchenella). Her knowledge of food and cooking is vast, which coupled with years of hands on experience and an easily accessible style makes Rose Prince one of our most followed and respected observers on food in the UK.
A frequent contributor to radio and columnist for the Telegraph, Rose Prince's Bakery Club also boasts a keen and active following. We were lucky enough to take Rose on a visit to the Lacanche factory, an experience she wrote about in her Tried and Tested column for the Telegraph:
Mary Kemp is one of East Anglia's foremost cooks, cookery writers, presenters and authorities on growth, production and preparation of seasonal British food. Mary is a regular guest on local radio talking about cookery and seasonal food, and writes a monthly cookery column for “Exclusive” a Suffolk based magazine.
As well as giving cookery talks and demonstrations across East Anglia she also hosts tailor made cookery days in her beautiful kitchen at Hill House Farm started in 2003, where of course there is a Lacanche range cooker.