I'm writing my second book

With all profits going to Alzheimer’s Society and Lilian Faithful Homes, my second book will be a cosy picture book about Kota Huts (the type of building that houses Gloucester Studio) and the people that love them.

My crowdfunding campaign runs for four weeks from 1st till 29th June and hopefully I’ll hit my target and raise the £4,000 target. The night after I’ll be announcing the winners of the raffle over paella and wine in my garden. No fancy courses for this event, simply a wrapping up of a busy month and raising a glass to my cheque writing. £10 from each ticket will go to the charities.

If you have pledged towards my crowdfunding campaign, I’d love to see you there.

Gloucester Studio; the cosiest restaurant in the Cotswolds

Gloucester Studio

Hidden away in a garden in the Cotswolds is a micro restaurant where the chef consistently and joyfully sets the food on fire. Gloucester Studio seats just eight diners around a central fire pit where they watch as Kathryn Minchew cooks steaks from a rib of beef pulled out from a bonfire, cracks open salt dough used as an oven and serves from hollowed out pumpkins. When Michel Roux Jr visited as part of his Hidden Restaurants tour he said, ‘It’s bonkers but it works!’

The studio isn’t a traditional restaurant – instead, it’s a unique dining experience – and it opens just for you.

About the Pyromaniac Chef

I have always been passionate about creating food, and since my childhood have taken the greatest pleasure from cooking and serving food outdoors. I’ve also had a lifelong passion for travel, exploration and discovering new things – new places, new flavours, new experiences. The creation of my own restaurant and the Pyromaniac Chef product range brings together these passions and the ongoing journey of discovery I’m living.

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Experience Gloucester Studio for yourself, book cookery classes with The Pyromaniac Chef, take home a piece of the restaurant’s unique atmosphere or recreate recipes from The Pyromaniac Chef in your own kitchen with our range of dining experiences and products.

In the Media

One perk of running such a unique business is the media interest – but for every story, there’s a story behind it. Here you can find links to media coverage of Gloucester Studio and the Pyromaniac Chef brand, and how each of those stories happened.

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