Rosemary endeared herself to the nation when she took part in 'I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here' where she proved she could cook just about anything, anywhere. She is best known for appearing on many TV cookery programmes including; ‘Ladette to Lady', ‘Rosemary Shrager's School for Cooks', ‘This Morning', ‘The Alan Titchmarsh Show'. Her latest programmes include The Real Marigold Hotel as well as The Real Marigold on Tour. Rosemary's The Chopping Block, filmed at her cookery school in Tunbridge Wells also aired in Spring 2016. A second series will air from March 2017.
Her first cookery book, Rosemary - Castle Cook was described by food writer Michael Raffael as “an object lesson in handling the finest produce”. Her second book Rosemary Shrager’s School for Cooks was published to accompany the series and her latest with another Rosemary Shrager’s Absolutely Foolproof Classic Home Cooking as well as Food for Family and Friends following soon after. Rosemary Shrager’s Yorkshire Breakfasts was published in October 2011.
Rosemary is a natural extrovert and communicator whose professional career includes a period working for Pierre Koffman at the internationally famous Tante Claire restaurant in London and also a period working for Jean-Christophe Novelli. Thereafter, Rosemary was the head chef at Moyns Park, the home of the Mountbatten’s who held private and corporate functions and where Rosemary was responsible for all aspects of catering. Both her preparation and her presentation are outstanding. This led to Rosemary having her own cookery school at Amhuinnsuidhe Castle from 1998 till 2002 before moving it to Swinton Park, a castle hotel in the Yorkshire Dales where she was based for 10 years. The all new Rosemary Shrager Cookery School opened its doors in May 2013 in Tunbridge Wells. Shrager's Patisserie selling all manner of delicious food opened in February 2014, also in Tunbridge Wells.
When she is not teaching, Rosemary spends her time developing new recipes, working on further television projects and providing her expertise to private clients. Her passions and loves include food in general and imparting her knowledge and skills to others as well as sourcing new food products especially those that are organic.