Our Chefs

Tim Harris

Having cooked for all his adult life, Tim has a passion for all aspects of cookery and food. Tim initiated his skills through cookery school classes in England as well as around the world in Hanoi, Vietnam and in Jerusalem. Since visiting food markets around the world taking inspiration for his own cookery. Tim initiated the Crediton Food Festival in 2009 and continues to organise what has become an annual showcase for local produce and food businesses.Tim currently runs the cafe/restaurant at Yearlstone Vineyard, Devon’s oldest vineyard, using local produce to create dishes that complement the award-winning wines.Join Tim and his 30 years of teaching experience in one his Occombe Cookery School Courses;    



The Artisan Bakery School

Artisan bakers Penny Williams and her partner Dragan Matijevic run The Artisan Bakery School in the South Hams. The School focuses on teaching people how to make home-made bread part of a more deliciously healthy lifestyle.  Our definition of artisan bread is “bread made by hand, with love, and from honest ingredients: no chemicals, no preservatives, no cheating”.  We show people how to fit all kinds of amazing breads into their busy lives with minimal effort and a great deal of satisfaction.  We believe baking should be fun, because happy bakers make better bread!

And we passionately believe in passing on the craft of artisan bread-making to future generations – for their pleasure, for their health and the health of the planet. 



The African Chef

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