The Devon Chef

Welcome to Tim’s cookery classes and private chef services, helping turn the best of Devon’s great produce into mouth-watering dishes; either at one of my courses or in your own kitchen or in a meal I prepare for you.

 The restaurant at Yearlstone Vineyard ( Is now closed for the season. The Devon Chef at Yearlstone will open again on 30 April 2016.

The idea of my cookery lessons is simple:
▪   If you want I can come to you and we use your kitchen equipment (don’t worry – I’ll have some back-up kit if needed);
▪   You choose what food to cook, whether it’s a quick evening meal for a busy working day, a special dinner for two, or dishes for a party;
▪   I can also show you exciting culinary ways to use the contents of your veg box, or how to use up the leftovers in your fridge.

You get to have a go – the best learning comes from ‘doing it’ – this is a key part of the lessons.

If I come to you, don’t worry about about how big or small your kitchen is – the idea is to get you to use it even better than you are already. Or we can use my kitchen, overlooking the beautiful mid Devon countryside, if you’d prefer.

Since you’ve learnt it in your kitchen, once I’ve gone you’ll find it easy to keep using the recipes and techniques. trading Forex

“Since the session I have become more confident in trying new recipes, cooking several dishes at once and exploring the variety of good local food that is on offer.” R of Coleford

Have a look at what courses are currently running, or ‘What I can offer‘ for some special sessions, holiday cooking ideas and some of my recipes or go to ‘Devon produce‘ to source some great ingredients. Have you got a question about recipes, cooking skills or produce, or would you like to share some food thoughts? Then please comment away on the ‘Ask me a question‘ page.

Would you like to get in touch to book a lesson or to order a freshly made meal?
Then give me a call on 07980 284122,
or drop me an email on