Multiple Michelin star winning chef John Campbell approached us to work with him on the refit of his prestigious cookery school at The Woodspeen, Newbury, Berkshire. This project was a departure from our residential activities, requiring twelve fully independent work stations. The Woodspeen is not your average restaurant, so we knew that the cookery school had to be something very special.

We decided to create something organic, warm and inviting with a touch of the dramatic. The worktops are the first thing that grab you. Using Dektons Trillium and Danae porcelain surfaces gives the space a cutting edge feel tempered by the soft matt lacquer of the doors.

At Snug kitchens, we pride ourselves on a unique approach. There are no end of shiny white and stainless steel cookery schools and we wanted this school to buck the trend.

Exterior view of the Woodspeen Cookery school in Newbury Berkshire which has been renovated by Snug Kitchens
Contemporary kitchen showing run of kitchen units and island finished with porcelain worktops and built in Gaggenau appliances
Contemporary kitchen showing run of kitchen units and island finished with porcelain worktops and built in Gaggenau appliances
Contemporary kitchen worktop in a porcelain finish and Pronorm units at the Woodspeen Cookery school in Newbury Berkshire

Aesthetics are always important, but this absolutely has to be coupled with functionality. We wanted to create something that looked amazing, but also improves the practicality of the school.

Complete with state of the art Gaggenau appliances, The Woodspeen has been completely re-imagined. It's welcoming presence is enabling students around the country to feel at home and to learn from Michelin Star Chef John Campbell.

Contemporary kitchen including Gaggenau appliances on a porcelain finsihed island
Contemporary kitchen featuring Gaggenau appliances within base units underneath a window
A "The Woodspeen" knapkin on a chopping board
Contemporary kitchen Island with wooden units and a light coloured porcelain worktop, overlooking table at the Woodspeen cookery school in Newbury, Berkshire
Contemporary Kitchen inclduing Gaggenau appliances and islands with porcelain finishes white base cabinets
Michelin Star Chef John Campbell kneading dough in his renovated cookery school "The Woodspeen"
Contemporary kitchen island featuring porcelain worktop and downstands which overlookings dinning table at the woodspeen cookery school in Newbury, Berkshire

What the client had to say

"Our cookery school has a multitude of uses. It is used for our cookery school courses which range from bread making to butchery, it is also used by us to cook exclusive lunches and dinners, and for us to train other professional chefs. It is a busy kitchen, which needed a clever design, that would bridge the gap between a commercial and domestic kitchen, ensuring that all students felt at home in the space, it was also key that the materials specified would be robust enough to cope with intense daily use.

Now in place for over six months, we are delighted with the design, feel and durability of the kitchen and thank Nick at Snugg for his professional expertise and eye for design to get us to this place."

The Woodspeen Cookery School - Newbury, Berkshire