Lucy, whose idea it was to set up the cookery school, is in charge of the teaching and training. She trains the cookery tutors, maintaining standards throughout the school, as well as teaching when her young family permits! She has also done many ski seasons as a Chalet Cook and Chalet Manager.
Her keen interest in cooking led to three further years in Paris working for The Costes Group (she worked in two of its most prestigious restaurants, Chez Georges and Café de L’Esplanade) where she received her chef's training, both from the in-house chefs and those who were flown into Paris from around the world to exchange ideas and introduce new recipes. During this time she learned a wealth of useful cooking skills, tips and short cuts, which are passed on to students at Orchards Cookery.