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The ultimate culinary experience …recreate the Roux magic at home!

We are delighted to unveil our exciting, state-of-the-art new Culinary School, complete with 6 individual professional workstations, and Michel Roux Library, based at The Waterside Inn. A first for a three Michelin starred restaurant in the UK, the School is an inspired conversion of Alain’s late father, Michel Roux OBE’s riverside home, with interiors designed by Laura Roux. Created as a unique centre of culinary education and training for our own kitchen and front of house staff, we can’t wait to share it with our wonderful guests too.

A variety of bespoke, unique cookery classes, courses, demonstrations, and immersive masterclass packages are on offer, to enjoy in a fun, relaxed and beautiful setting. Already boasting one of the best training kitchens dedicated to classic French cuisine in the UK, The Waterside Inn’s new School elevates the Roux culinary legacy, offering an exciting resource for people who share the Roux family’s passion for food and hospitality.

Cook with us and we will help you gain a better understanding of the products, the best cooking methods and techniques, not to mention the three Michelin star tips that make all the difference ….!

Culinary School Classes in Bray

More than just another cookery class, we offer exclusive workshops that takes you beyond the cookery book and classroom! A comprehensive, fully immersive yet intimate learning, dining, and social experience like no other! Not only will you unlock some Roux culinary secrets, discovering special insider tips and techniques, to empower you for a lifetime in your own kitchen, you will also have privileged access to his Michel Roux’s private library to seek further inspiration amongst the treasured books that guided Michel, and now Alain, throughout their illustrious careers.

To support your tuition, in the safe hands of Roux protégé, Chef Instructor Michael Nizzero, you will be treated to a privileged, fascinating peek behind the scenes, meeting our industrious chefs at work in our main kitchen, one of the most important centres practising and teaching classic French cuisine in the UK.

Alain Roux

One of the world’s finest, most respected chefs and a master pâtissier like his father, Alain brings a personal touch and contemporary flair to the classic French cuisine, for which The Waterside Inn is renowned.

“You’re not just learning recipes; you’re learning to take your cooking to the next level. We will share with you what has taken us years to master, with lots of fun along the way.”   Alain Roux

Chef Instructor, Culinary School photographed by Jamie Lau

Michael Nizzero

Michael’s career took off amidst the skyscrapers of Dubai. It was here that he rose through the ranks to become Chef de Cuisine. Returning to the UK in 2007, he took the Senior Sous Chef role at The Waterside Inn, where he worked alongside Michel and Alain Roux. After four years, Michael took the helm at Hostellerie La Briqueterie, Champagne, France, where at 28, he achieved a Michelin star, becoming the youngest Michelin-starred chef in France at the time. In 2015, he became Premier Sous-Chef at The Ritz, London, before moving to the Bath Priory as head chef in 2017.

Michael’s passion for teaching and his skills in the kitchen, make him the natural choice to lead the Culinary School’s operations.

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Private Cookery Day

Bespoke, fun team-building, corporate and incentive days out…

Whether you’re looking for a lively, hands-on experience to bring you colleagues together, or to create some friendly competition whilst crafting some delicious dishes, cook up your storm with us!  Perhaps you want to spoil some special clients or treat and challenge some hardworking team members?  Whatever the requirement, let us help you create the ultimate, memorable, and deliciously creative day out!  Discover hidden talents whilst enjoying some light-hearted rivalry along the way!

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