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Meet the Tutor: Kevin Hughes

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Not many cookery school chefs are lucky enough to have a 20,000-acre larder from which to pluck their ingredients, so it’s small wonder that Kevin Hughes is such a happy man. He tells us about how his childhood in South-East Asia shaped his cooking style, the problem with tomatoes, and why soufflés are nothing to be scared of…

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Meet the Tutor: Andrew Morris

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From the mixing desk to the mixing bowl: Andrew Morris, chef tutor of Waitrose Cookery School’s Finchley Road branch, gave up a career in music to pursue a passion for food. He tells us about the pleasures and pressures of teaching (and confesses a weakness for fried chicken…)

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Meet the Tutor: Sam Platt

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The recently installed Vegetarian Society Cookery School manager is shaking up the curriculum with innovative and on-trend new course options such as Vegan Junk Food and Tofu Guru. Here, she tells us how she got to the top and discusses the challenges of making seitan…

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Meet the Tutor: Emil Minev

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Once upon a time, Bulgarian-born chef Emil Minev turned to Le Cordon Bleu to help him hone his pastry skills; now he runs the school’s teaching programme. Here, he tells us about his journey from the world’s most prestigious kitchens to the Cordon Bleu classroom.

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Meet the Tutor: Samantha Harvey

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Divertimenti in South Kensington is renowned for luring in a huge roster of star chefs and food writers to teach its classes, and cookery school manager (and course tutor herself) Samantha Harvey is the woman who keeps the machine ticking. Here, she shares the pleasures and pains of running the school – and reveals her least favourite ingredient…

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