Guest Chef Evenings 2024
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Guest Chef Events

Executive Chef Ricki Weston has had an incredible career trajectory working in some of the very best kitchens and with some of the most exceptional Chef’s.

For 2024 we are delighted to launch Ricki’s Guest Chef evenings showcasing unique cooking styles, talented and creative chefs, all of whom, Ricki has had the pleasure of working with previously. 

Our guest chef’s have Michelin stars, Rosettes, TV appearances and loyal followers. 

Each evening will feature a menu created by Ricki and his guest chef. The two brigades will work together bringing new experiences to The Dining Room and an evening focussed around the finest food and perfectly matched wines.

Evenings will include:

  • Glass of Nyetimber English Sparkling Wine on arrival 
  • 6 course menu
  • Chef introduction and commentary 
  • Coffee to conclude 

Dining Experience £145pp

Optional wine flight can be booked at £95pp

Evening begins at 7pm 

Whatley Events

CHARLES COULOMBEAU - 6th MARCH 2024

Charles Coulombeau is a renowned chef and the owner of La Maison dans le Parc restaurant in Nancy, France. Together with his wife Rozanne, who manages the front of the house, Charles has created a dining experience that is second to none. Prior to opening his own restaurant, Charles worked as the Chef de Cuisine at Gravetye Manor, where he honed his culinary skills and gained recognition for his talent.

Charles was the recipient of the Acorn Award, which recognises young professionals in the hospitality industry, and was selected to represent the United Kingdom at the prestigious Taittinger International Culinary Award for author’s cuisine. Charles went on to win the award at the international final held in Paris in January of 2020.

Dining Experience £145pp 

Wine Flight £95pp

SEASONED TO PERFECTION

Whatley Manor is proud to  be taking part in a series of events that will showcase the culinary talents of chefs from hotels within the PoB Hotels collection.

The first of the Seasoned to Perfection Dinners will take place on 13th March 2024, at The Dining Room, Whatley Manor.

AMADINE CHAIGNOT - 10th APRIL 2024

For more than 20 years, chef Amandine Chaignot has been unveiling her cuisine in the most beautiful places in the world. After having worked with the greatest, she is now the chef of her two restaurants Pouliche and Café de Luce in Paris. “My roots are French, and I let myself be carried away by what surrounds me, by what I like. My cooking is a reflection of who I am; simple, spontaneous, sincere.” Amandine Chaignot

Since September 2013, she has been a member of the jury in the fourth season of the French version of MasterChef 

Dining experience: £145pp

This dinner is in partnership with Sturia Caviar.

ROYAL CELEBRATIONS

May 3rd – June 3rd 2023 

Join us to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III and the Queen Consort with a month of very special indulgences. Cocktails, Royal Afternoon Tea, relaxing treatments and jubilant celebrations.

Friday 26th May 2023 – 

Under the expert guidance of an Olive Oil Master learn everything you need to know about this wonderful product over a two hour tasting session.  

CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING

Bring a little magic to the festive season this year

GREY'S CHRISTMAS DINING

1st – 19th December 2021

FESTIVE AFTERNOON TEA

Enjoy the most delicious festive afternoon treat

JAZZ SUNDAYS

LIMELIGHT OF BAST, FESTIVE CANDLE MAKING MASTERCLASS - 10TH & 11TH NOVEMBER

FESTIVE FILM AND DINE - DECEMBER

CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING

House events

We host regular events as part of our calendar, Sunday lunch with live Jazz, Sunday Cinema screenings and garden tours with our Head Gardener, you will find all the details below. 

Book any of our events on their own or combine with an overnight stay to enjoy every aspect of the Whatley experience.

Book directly

If you prefer to speak to someone, call events on 01666 822888 or email reception@whatleymanor.com

From 24th - 26th December the Whatley Manor will be closed to non residents. If you need to contact us please send an email to reception@whatleymanor.com and one of the team will respond. Thank you