Updated: May 11
With 55 years in the industry, you can say that Chef Roy Butterworth is a food expert. It began with apprenticeship in England with the British Army Catering Corps. Then, Chef was inspired to get his teaching degree and became a chef instructor, a career that lasted 20 years. Since 2001, he’s been the managing culinary master behind the scenes at The Chef Group, handling the details to bring customers amazing culinary experiences.
Chef Roy has been on the front lines with the launch of CHEFtorial, working to create our unique at-home cooking classes for cooks of all levels. We decided to pick his brain for some insight into the inspiration behind CHEFtorial, from a chef’s perspective. Read on for the delicious details!
1. What kind of skills can people expect to learn in a CHEFtorial class?
Given the experience and trade skills of the facilitating chefs, the audience gets to experience and put into practice many of the techniques, styling and psychomotor skills that the chefs use to prepare numbers far beyond the scope of everyday household cooking.
2. What are the benefits to a cooking class at home specifically?
The programs teach simple time-saving and preparation techniques that serve to provide personal enjoyment and impress family members in varying one’s culinary skills.
3. What is the best part of cooking at home?
Cooking at home allows the recipient to feel more confidence in food preparation in a familiar environment, reducing the stress and and concerns of whether a specified recipe of technique can be accomplished in the home.
4. What’s your advice for people who are just getting into cooking?
Keep your mind open to accepting the simplicity of a skill, or procedure you once thought to be out of your reach. Feel good about your outcomes and taste the smell.
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*Answers have been edited for clarity.