Rosemary Needham trained at the Cordon Bleu School, Winkfield Place, where her tutor was the School’s principal, Rosemary Hume. After obtaining her diploma Rosemary spent six months in South Africa teaching at Cape Town’s renowned Silwood Kitchen and has happy memories of teaching the cooks who worked in Cape Town’s ministerial houses. “They represented a wide cross section of races and cultures and, in fact, taught me as much as I taught them!” says Rosemary.

On returning home, Rosemary taught at Evendine Court, Colwall, for two years. After this she married Mark and started work as a freelance cook and demonstrator. As her two children grew up she decided to put the large family kitchen to work in response to the growing interest in cooking and good food. The kitchen is now home for her demonstrations and a place to create the home cooked food which she prepares for functions of all shapes and sizes. Rosemary has also appeared on television in programmes and adverts.

Rosemary organises cookery demonstrations at home or is available for charity cookery demonstrations and to demonstrate organised by you. Rosemary is also available to cook for all types of occasions.