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Rupert Cooper owner of Philleigh Way cookery school will be joining us again at this year’s festival having previously hosted the chef’s thetarte and run woodfired workshops @ origin roastery.
Rupert is a former professional rugby player, who taught himself to cook a bit when he wasn’t at the bottom of a ruck!

His love for cooking comes from his mum, she is his culinary inspiration and since a very young age he’s have enjoyed learning from her in the kitchen. As a youngster, Rupert spent a lot of time in France with his family, and here food began to take on a deeper meaning to him, as he discovered an understanding for how food embodies culture. Also hosting pop ups across the county in weird and wonderful locations. Rupert is known for big flavours, simple and effective food but also laid back attitude to cooking.

He also owns Philleigh Way, a cookery school based in south Cornwall that also offers unique dining & cooking experiences. Having taken over in 2019, he has quickly established itself as one of the best in the south west. Bordering the river Fal with the ocean a few miles away, this balanced landscape of arable fields, pasture and ancient oak woodland is an inspirational place to learn about food and the ethos of low effort and high reward!

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