Sweet Treats with Head Chef JP McAuley

Monday September 2nd

10.30:  Coffee, meet and greet your fellow attendees and our speaker, chef JP McAuley
11 .00: Our head chef will demonstrate tips and tricks to perfect your desserts!
12.00: Join us for lunch, only £14.50 for two courses or £17.50 for three courses on ‘Club Days’, with a 10% discount for Ladies Club members.

Do you have a sweet tooth? If you do, you’ll love our September Ladies club where our Head Chef JP McAuley will show you how to take your desserts to the next culinary level with two fabulous demonstrations!

Great ‘Bell’ Bake Off!
Part 1. Learn how to create a delicious citrus drizzle cake; from whisking to drizzling, all will be revealed as JP demonstrates how to create cakes like a pro without all the effort!

Chocoholics Heaven!
Part 2. JP will introduce you to the art of ‘Chocolate Work’. By the end of the morning you will know how to handle chocolate, you will also explore techniques for storing, cutting and melting this magical ingredient. Finally, learn how you can use chocolate to decorate show-stopping dinner party desserts!

A little more about our Head Chef JP McAuley.

JP McAuley enrolled in a hospitality course originally studying for a management degree at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland.  It was there he fell in love with food and the kitchen.  On completion of university he moved to Scotland to train in the 5 star world class Turnberry Golf Resort.  After 2 years training, he moved to England learning under Brett Sutton, a Roux scholarship finalist and Head Chef at the 2 rosette Eastbury Hotel in Sherborne.  There his passion and love for food and the South West reached its pinnacle. JP was quickly promoted through the ranks to Junior Sous and spent his time at The Eastbury foraging, growing and cooking food.

He moved back to Belfast in 2012 working as a Head Chef in the ‘Made in Belfast’ group, promoting local, seasonal and sustainable ethical foods on his menus.  Following this, he moved to the prestigious Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast helping them gain 5star status.  He then took a break from the busy life of a chef to spend more time at home with his young family his son Ben and twin girls Ellie and Amelia.  Now he has made the move back to the South West of England and aims to get a second Rosette for The Old Bell in Malmesbury a place that already feels like home.


To book, please email events@oldbellhotel.com or call 01666 822344 .