Woodland Workshop

Event at Westonbirt Arboretum

Wednesday 27th May

Half day course at Westonbirt Arboretum to make a mallet and stool.

Lunch cooked by me over an open fire.

Suitable for primary aged students who must be accompanied by an adult.

£65 includes materials and lunch.

Contact jane@rustic-chair.co.uk for booking and further information.

Spoon Carving

Single Tickets Available

Sunday 15th March

Combine a cosy fire-cooked meal with learning a new skill. Jane Gray-Wallis is bringing her creativity and bag of tools to Gloucester Studio to run a practical workshop where each participant begins with a rough piece of wood and leaves with a spoon. Kathryn will ensure you are well fuelled with a hearty lunch and will provide a cake for the break. Tea, coffee and soft drinks will be available throughout the afternoon.

Ladies Who Latte Event

Private Event

Dates TBC


Please note this is a private event. Tickets only available for Ladies Who Latte members.

Six fire-cooked courses with six wines to match in the rustic Gloucester Studio.

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.

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.


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 in your own kitchen.

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