Is it the chance to learn new cookery skills? The simple pleasures of sampling a menu that creates culinary magic? The opportunity to watch pioneering food producers hone their craft? Or perhaps it’s the once-in-a-lifetime memories and the wealth of inspiration you’ll take home with you?


A pioneering gourmet lifestyle network which celebrates and promotes outstanding food and drink experiences, and makes them available to purchase directly via its consumer-focussed network, and dedicated website Gourmet Experiences. Founded by food writer, reviewer, marketer and author James Day, who created the business to help support hospitality operators who each have a unique story to tell, become more engaged with gourmet-lifestyle seeking food lovers to explore and engage with Britain’s rich variety of chefs, cookery schools and artisan producers, many of whom are right on their doorstep.

Celebrating the Greatest British Chefs, Cookery Schools, Gourmet Destinations and Producers. 

From Spring 2020 up to 100 unique ‘GourmetXperiences’ will be added to this website. Each experience has been created with our partners to celebrate the diversity and passions of British hospitality, it’s chefs, and the quality, seasonal, sustainable produce we all enjoy.

If you’re looking to hone your skills, how about perfecting your cookery with celebrity chefs, mastering your macarons at Dartmoor’s renowned Ashburton Cookery School, whipping up show-stopping Peruvian dishes at World renowned Leith’s School of Food and Wine, London or hunting for mushrooms with foraging experts like Marlow Renton?

Perhaps you’re seeking a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience, where you can sample memorable taster menus that create true culinary magic? How about adding an overnight stay with your ‘GourmetXperience’ in some of the most exclusive hostelries in the country? We have a wealth of tasty treats, from two-course luncheons to private vineyard tours and unique pop-up tasting experiences.

And if you need a little inspiration, our Features section is packed with ideas – whether you’re eating out or cooking at home. From Michelin Star pubs in Oxfordshire to privately owned hotels hosting exclusive tours of single estate gin distilleries with gin masterclasses and the finest English wines, we showcase some of the most innovative and acclaimed chefs and artisans operating today.

Whatever you choose, you’re sure to discover something wonderful!

Our monetary gift certificates can be redeemed with over 250 independent restaurants, hotels, cookery schools and food producers nationwide.


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Receive exclusive invites to the latest ‘GourmetXperiences’ including  Chef events, product trials and up to 30% of British suppliers!  Every sign-up before the end of this month receives a £10 welcome Evoucher to spend off cookery books, cookery school courses, gift certificates and gourmet gifts.

Potential experience providers and venues

Find out how you can participate more at our supporting trade members website.