The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Tuesday, 27 November 2007

Lochgreen House Hotel cast in supporting role in
hit TV show ‘Rosemary Shrager’s School for Cooks’


IT'S been described as a cross between The Apprentice and Masterchef, and now the hit ITV show ‘Rosemary’s Shrager’s School for Cooks’ is set to showcase Costley & Costley’s Lochgreen House Hotel in Troon.

The televised knockout competition gives aspiring amateur cooks the chance to win real training jobs as chefs in some of Britain's top restaurants, with one ultimate winner. Each week a group of aspiring amateur cooks visit Rosemary’s cookery school where they are given the chance to prove their culinary credentials, tested against each other, taught new skills and put under pressure to see if they’ve got what it takes to cut it in a commercial restaurant kitchen.

At the end of each week the best cooks are given the chance to work in a top restaurant with the host chef then rewarding the winning cook with a week’s training in their restaurant.


[Picture shows: Willie Pike, Executive Chef and Head of Craft Training for Costley and Costley Hoteliers.]

As the series reaches its climax, a couple of trainee chefs visit Lochgreen House Hotel to learn under the guidance of Willie Pike, Executive Chef and Head of Craft Training for Costley and Costley Hoteliers.

Willie said, “We really put the two contestants through their paces at Lochgreen. After visiting Troon harbour to collect langoustines, we challenge them to prepare a meal at Lochgreen and – unbeknown to the trainees – the meal they are asked to prepare is for Rosemary herself.”

Willie goes on to appear as a guest judge at the series finale when he helps choose which of the three finalists will win a job for a year working as a trainee chef. But he’s remaining tight-lipped about the identity of the eventual winner.

‘Rosemary’s Shrager’s School for Cooks’ is broadcast on ITV at 3pm each Monday.

www.costleyhotels.co.uk

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