21 January 1951|
|Education||Heatherley School of Fine Art|
Tom (b. 1974)|
Kate (b. 1972)
Rosemary Jacqueline Shrager (born 21 January 1951) is an English chef, best known for being an haute cuisine teacher on the reality television programme Ladette to Lady, and as a judge on Soapstar Superchef. She also made an appearance on the reality TV series I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!. Other television projects have included Kitchen Showdown with Rosemary Shrager, where she weaned unhealthy fast-food families onto nutritious cuisine. Shrager is an accomplished chef and has worked with fellow Soapstar Superchef judge Jean-Christophe Novelli.
The daughter (and third child) of John Worlledge, a company executive, and his wife June Rosemary Twentyman Davis, Shrager was educated at Northwich School of Art and Design and Heatherley School of Fine Art, with the intention of becoming an architect. She married Michael Shrager, a barrister, when she was 22; they had two children, Tom and Kate. After her marriage, she established a catering company.
Shrager played the part of a strict, no-nonsense headmistress on the American reality show, The Girls of Hedsor Hall in 2009.
She and, the food historian and author Ivan Day, recreated dishes cooked for Queen Victoria on the 2011 BBC series Royal Upstairs Downstairs. She is now known for cooking daily on The Alan Titchmarsh Show from 2010 until 2012 and on What's Cooking? during May 2013.
On 14 November 2012, it was confirmed that Rosemary had joined the cast of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! as a late entrant and was voted out by the public on 27 November 2012, finishing in 6th place out of 12 celebrities.
Rosemary appeared in the three-part BBC series, The Real Exotic Marigold Hotel, which followed a group of celebrity senior citizens including actress Miriam Margolyes and dancer Wayne Sleep on a journey to India.
In 2016, she was a judge on the ITV daytime series Chopping Block, alongside John Whaite.
- All Star Family Fortunes (6 May 2012)
- Who Wants to be a Millionaire?: Live Celebrity Special (20 December 2012)
- Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live (25 December 2012)
- Let's Dance for Comic Relief (23 February 2013)
- Catchphrase: Celebrity Special (26 May 2013)
- Tipping Point: Lucky Stars (2013)
- Big Star's Little Star (25 September 2013)
- The Chase: Celebrity Special (28 December 2013)
- Ladies of London
- Draw It!
- Celebrity Fifteen to One (6 June 2014)
- The Indian Dream Hotel (January 2016)
- Castle Cook (2001)
- School for Cooks (2008)
- Yorkshire Breakfast (2011)
- Absolutely Foolproof Classic Home Cooking (2011)
- Absolutely Foolproof Food for Family & Friends (2012)
- Shrager, Rosemary; Gaisford, Sue, Rosemary: Castle Cook, Everyman's Library, 19 January 2001, ISBN 978-1-84159-049-3
- Shrager, Rosemary, School for Cooks, Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd, 1 August 2008, ISBN 978-1-4053-3513-3
- Shrager, Rosemary, 'Absolutely Foolproof', Octopus Publishing Group Ltd, 2 May 2011, ISBN 978-0-600-62207-9