Cookery Schools

Whether you are a novice or a kitchen pro, Cookery Schools across Yorkshire have something to offer everyone. Experienced chefs teach you the tricks of the trade, and of course along with the learning comes the tasting! Take a look at the following for a delicious and educational treat...

Betty's Cookery School is a national award winning cookery school based in Harrogate. They're passionate about sharing their love of food with adults and children alike. Whether you're a newcomer to cooking hoping to learn the basics, or an aspiring chef looking for fresh ideas, Betty's offer an array of courses from skill enhancing, to perfecting everyday dishes.

Cooks, The Carlton School of Food is more than just a cookery school; Cooks is a place to discover food. Learn to grow, cook, photograph or write about food. Come to bake, butcher, forage, preserve, get back to basics or further hone your skills. Explore the kitchen wisdom from the past or the daring foods of the future. The setting in 250 acres of parkland is glorious. The school is in the original kitchens of Carlton Towers, Carlton near Selby, Yorkshire.

Coddy's Farm, Holmfirth - With a maximum of 16 guests these courses are designed to be informative, friendly and fun. Led by Andrew, farmer, butcher and owner of Coddy's Farm and Lewis, their chef, the courses are very much hands on and you take home all the produce you prepare during the day. Prices are per person, if you wish to bring a friend additional places can be booked for £15 per person per day. Additional guests join im for refreshments and lunch and share your take home produce.

The Arches Cookery School, North York Moors - occupies a beautiful 200-year-old barn conversion, set on the family's working arable and equestrian farm, within the North York Moors National Park. Grinkle Park Farm sits majestically on the side of a beautiful valley that runs up to the moors and down to the sea. Sarah Muir born and raised at Grinkle Park Farm, trained and worked as a chef locally before moving to London, globe trotting and cooking for some of the biggest bands and Artists in the world for the next 23 years

Yorkshire Wolds Cookery School, Driffield - Take your cooking to a new level whilst enjoying the Yorkshire landscape - The Yorkshire Wolds Cookery School aims to show you how to make superb food easily. Spend a day with experienced chefs and cook gourmet food in a short time! Set in a peaceful rural location, you can enjoy making superb food in a relaxed, informal setting. Courses held in the state of the art kitchen range from dinner party entertaining, fish masterclasses to bread making courses. Classes for children and gentlemen only are available too!

Ashburton Cookery School, Halifax, is one of the UK's leading culinary schools offering a range of inspiring cookery courses for home chefs and aspiring chefs that are run from a state of the art training kitchen at Dean Clough, Halifax. Courses are led by professional chef tutors and range from 1 day courses to inspire home cooks through to a 4 week foundation course for aspiring chefs, as well as fun corporate and group events and team building days.

The Malton Cookery School - Exciting, inspiring and informative courses in a warm and friendly atmosphere, designed for all ages and abilities using the best Yorkshire produce. Choose from courses for parent and child and suppers for two to Sunday lunch and three course dinner parties. Beginners courses will include essential tips including knife skills whilst the more advanced can learn contemporary cooking techniques used by today's top chefs. Located at Saville House in the heart of Malton - Yorkshire's Food Capital.

Harmony House Simply Cooking, now in its 10th year, was started as a passion by Cordon Bleu trained Hilary Finney to help those with little confidence tocook simple eye catching meals, and adapt recipes use readily available ingredients. Breaking the mould of the cookery school model, the large kitchen was adapted so everyone can cook together, each producing something slightly different, so students could not compare and feel disappointed. The school concentrates on activity days for groups of between 4 & 8 friends or family where you can choose your own date, time and dishes to cook.

Swinton Park Cookery School, Masham - Swinton Park is a luxury castle hotel set in 200 acres of parkland in the Yorkshire Dales. A family home since the late 1800s, it has played host to country house parties of legendary style and grandeur. The Cookery School is housed in the former Georgian stables with a wide range of residential and day courses designed to suit all levels of experience and ages. Courses are taught by Michelin-trained chef Stephen Bulmer (right), who previously ran the Raymond Blanc Cookery School. Combining experience for the top-level restaurants with a natural gift for teaching, his classes are both highly informative and entertaining.

At YORK Cooking School, you can indulge your love of cooking, pick up new recipes and techniques, or simply learn how to cook. Based in York, we have a team of expert chefs and instructors who can show you how to create tasty treats and delicious dishes. We offer a range of mouth-watering cookery classes, from cupcakes and macarons to cuisine from far-flung places. With classes for all ages and abilities, from beginners to accomplished cooks, you're sure to find the right class for you.

Raw Horizons, Thirsk – is a family run wellbeing retreat which hosts Raw Food Workshops in their traditional farmhouse kitchen.  Dr Claire Maguire is an absolute food lover and one of the UK’s most exciting raw food chefs creating gorgeous, filling dishes to stimulate all the senses. From smoothies & juices to meals which surprise you such as a Mexican chilli, an Indian curry, pizza, pasta.  Plus decadent healthy desserts & sweets like cheesecake, chocolate flan, macaroons, brownies and rocky road!  She has now decided to pass on her skills & knowledge through bespoke hands-on cooking classes and demonstration workshops. Claire will plan a customised workshop to suit you…

Taste the Wild - Boroughbridge run courses designed for people who love good food and the outdoors. Taste the Wild are a company passionate about food, the environment and passing on knowledge. We aim to teach and inspire people of all ages to go out and find interesting wild foods to enhance their dishes and diet.