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Chef's Table with a Twist

Hands-on masterclasses with our Group Executive Head Chef and Roux Scholar Martin Hadden at Bailiffscourt and The Spread Eagle

Each month Martin will share seasonal secrets and cooking tips with a hands-on masterclass followed by lunch. As well as perfecting tricky cooking techniques, these masterclasses celebrate local Sussex produce and British cooking.

Martin Hadden has been Group Executive Head Chef for the Historic Sussex Hotels group since 2003, working with the teams to offer everything from an elegant dinner at Ockenden Manor, a cosy supper by the fire at The Spread Eagle to a family feast at Bailiffscourt. He was the youngest ever winner of the Roux Scholarship in 1989. He won his first Michelin star at Ockenden Manor in 2000, and then at his own restaurant The Priory House in Somerset in 2001.


Thursday 25th April - Macaroon Mayhem - fully booked

Thursday 20th June - Fascinating Fish Tales - fully booked

The Spread Eagle

Thursday 21st March 2019 - Shape & Lift - fullly booked

Thursday 23rd May 2019 - Potty about Potatoes

We would be happy to add you to our waiting list and will let you know should a space become available

What's included?

  • A one hour hands-on masterclass with Group Executive Head Chef & Roux Scholar Martin Hadden
  • Delicious two-course lunch
  • A glass of wine
  • Recipes to take home


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Terms and conditions

HSH Spa & Dining Club membership discount applies

Please book early as space is limited and these masterclasses are extremely popular

Masterclass starts at 11:30am followed by a delicious two-course lunch - *indicates a start time of 14h30 followed by afternoon tea