We were delighted to be joined by Exeter Cookery School for an exciting pre-launch evening. The brainchild of Jim and Lucy Fisher, Exeter Cookery School is set to open it's doors later this year in a Grade II Listed building on the city’s historic Quayside.
Heading up the cooking, Jim was first inspired to cook in his early teens by watching 70s food icon Margueritte Patten, so much so that he created a three-course meal for his family at the age of just 13.
In 1997 Jim entered Masterchef making it through to the semi-finals and then went on to win a Rick Stein seafood competition. Following this Jim went on to train with Rick at his Seafood Restaurant before deciding to up sticks with his wife Lucy and launch a cookery school in France with their young daughter, Jenny, in tow.
Following 14 successful years in France, Jim and Lucy have returned to Exeter (where they first met almost 35 years ago) to set up the Exeter Cookery School.
Cooking up a storm on our kitchens Jim and Lucy wowed the crowd of food lovers with a tantalising taste of what’s in store and were welcomed by Exeter's Lord Mayor Olwen Foggin.
Jim entertained guests with a cookery demonstration and members of the audience were delighted to join in.
Everyone got to sample a delicious variety of treats including minted pea soup and Jim’s special duck confit which were washed down with some pink fizz (rhubarb and vanilla as well as a delicious Pamplemousse Liqueur-infused Prosecco).
Photos: Stephen Haywood Photography / Exeter Cookery School.