Mid-range ££ cookery schools

Flora’s Kitchen Cookery School

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Determined to provide teenagers and students with a well-rounded culinary education, Flora, a mother of four, set-up the ‘Kitchen’ in her rather grand country … More

The Vegetarian Society Cookery School

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Friendly, relaxed, professional and in-depth courses exploring global vegetarian cooking More

Waterhouse Cookery School

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Basic ingredients: This well-intentioned cookery school offers bespoke classes, tailoring tuition towards staff away days, client entertainment and private parties. Ambitious cooks can arrange a dinner party, chez … More

B&H Kitchen

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London institution and lifestyle company, Bourne & Hollingsworth, has scaled the heights of creative endeavour – and its Clerkenwell buildings – to bring us … More

Season, the Exclusive Cookery School

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“So much to learn!” exclaim the dynamic team at Season Cookery School. It’s a mantra supported by an impressive array of cookery classes, … More

Christine McFadden Cookery Courses

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Basic ingredients: Food writer and cookery tutor, Christine McFadden, aka the Dorset Foodie, runs hands-on courses at home in the exceptionally beautiful hamlet of Littlebredy near … More

Seasoned Cookery School

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Basic ingredients: With its country estate setting and impressive roster of former MasterChef and Great British Bake Off finalists teaching classes, Seasoned Cookery School in Derbyshire has the ingredients … More

Exeter Cookery School

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The soon-to-open (in early 2016) Exeter Cookery School is housed in a converted 1830s’ warehouse on the city’s quayside. Owners Jim and Lucy Fisher are … More

Enrica Rocca Venetian Cookery Classes

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Pronounced “chi-KET-tee”, this is actually the plural of the word cicchetto – the tapas-style finger foods found in abundance in Venetian bars – … More

Northcote Cookery School

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There is just a glass wall between you and a live, working kitchen at this well-appointed cookery school beside the Northcote’s Michelin-starred restaurant. The school, which … More

Dancing Trousers Cookery School

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Basic ingredients: Don your dancing trousers and head for the Cotswolds where you’ll find former BBC MasterChef contestant Alexis Thompson who has been running her own … More

Panary Craft Baking Courses

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An artisan baker of 40 years’ experience, Paul Merry established Panary in 1997 and runs craft baking courses from a working, water-driven flour mill, … More

Philleigh Way

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There’s a good looking earthiness to the courses offered at this farm-based cookery school near Truro run by brothers-in-law James Martin and head chef … More

Food at 52

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Basic Ingredients: Food at 52’s new premises are just down the road from their original school in Clerkenwell. The new school is equally cool, with an … More

Cheshire Cooks

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Cheshire Cooks is a pristine cookery school which, along with two plush en-suite bedrooms and spa facilities, completes the conversion of Lakeside Barn on … More

Squires Kitchen International School

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Basic Ingredients: Squires Kitchen International School is the UK’s longest-running sugarcraft school and has been teaching the art of cake decorating for nearly 30 years. The school … More

River Cottage Chef’s School

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The expanding River Cottage HQ’s latest venture is all about giving career-minded cooks a step-up the culinary ladder. The range of programmes are … More

Abinger Cookery School

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Lewis Davies showed his flair for property development when he took a disused pub in the Surrey Hills and transformed it into the … More

The Hive Cookery School

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This fresh-off-the-piste cookery school is situated in the village of Plan Peisey near the ski resort of Les Arcs in the French Alps. … More

Konditor & Cook Cake School

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The doyens of London cake-making, Konditor & Cook operates two Cake School sites in Borough Market and on Stamford Street. Classes such as … More

Cooks, The Carlton School of Food

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Not many cookery schools are set in the Downton-style kitchens of a country house. Carlton Towers, as the name suggests, is a grand, … More

The Cooking Academy

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The Cooking Academy places health and nutrition at the heart of its teaching. Kumud Gandhi, who established the school in her homely kitchen … More

White Pepper Cookery School

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Basic ingredients: White Pepper is one of the most appealing cookery schools in the UK offering exceptional cookery courses and food experiences to both the amateur and … More

Demuths Cookery School

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Basic Ingredients: Professional vegetarian chef Rachel Demuth was a founder of the Neal’s Yard Bakery in Covent Garden before turning her attentions to Bath, where she … More

Cinnamon Square

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Specialist baking from Great Taste Award gold star winner Paul Barker (pictured) less than an hour on the tube from Central London. Hands-on … More

Vale House Kitchen

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Bod and Annie Griffiths have taken a lot of time and care to get the detail just right at their newly opened state-of-the-art cookery … More

Rosemary Shrager Cookery School

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Celebrated culinary all-rounder Rosemary Shrager brings a wealth of experience to her new cookery school in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. She fronts the school … More

Lebanese Cookery Course on the English Riviera

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The Richwood Hotel in Torquay, Devon, is a Victorian mansion with 13 en-suite bedrooms that range from single occupancy to family size. Murals … More

Flavours School of Cookery

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Hands-on cookery with a smile is the flavour of the day at this Dorset cookery school, fronted by highly experienced resident chef, Des … More

The Cotswold Chef

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With more than 25 years of culinary globe-trotting, from America to Singapore, Cotswold Chef  Rob Rees has a wealth of experience to offer those keen … More

Brook Bakery School

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Basic Ingredients: This Somerset school takes baking very seriously with a strong emphasis on craft and technique. Essentially, they run two bakery courses, one focused on … More

Braxted Park Cookery School

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Basic Ingredients: The recently refurbished kitchens at the Braxted Park Cookery School inhabit a pristine white, beautifully-illuminated space with huge arched windows that look out on … More

Cooks Academy

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Basic ingredients: Based in the heart of Dublin and touting itself as the city’s ‘premier cookery school’, Cooks Academy was founded by Vanessa and Tim Greenwood … More

The Foodworks Cookery School

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Designed by the founder Harriet Elwes, this state-of-the-art kitchen housed in a voluminous purpose-built barn in the heart of the Cotswolds has an … More

Coghlans Cookery School

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Basic Ingredients: The professional and fully equipped kitchens at the Coghlans Cookery School in Chesterfield host a vast array of courses, aimed at all levels, that … More

The Cooking Experience

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Basic ingredients: Combining a warm and homely atmosphere with an impressive range of cookery courses and tuition from professional chefs, The Cooking Experience is situated in … More

The Mistley Kitchen

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 Something of a culinary polymath – self-taught chef, restaurateur, food writer and now cookery school tutor – Sherri Singleton opened Mistley Kitchen in … More

The Spinney School of Fine Food

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Basic ingredients: The purpose-built teaching kitchen at The Spinney School of Fine Food is compact with a homely country kitchen ambience. It boasts a central four-oven … More

The Inspired Gourmet Cookery School

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Basic Ingredients: A school near Milton Keynes where all ages can build their confidence in the kitchen under the attentive watch of a quartet of highly … More

The Cook School Scotland

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 The highly experienced and affable chefs at this state-of-the-art cook school in Kilmarnock welcome first-time foodies and fanatics alike as they set about … More

Historic Food Cookery Courses

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Basic ingredients: Professional cook and food historian Ivan Day is passionate about the past on a plate. His re-creations of meals have appeared in museums on … More

Food Safari

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Basic Ingredients: Not your average cook school, Food Safari is the brainchild of Polly and Tim Robinson whose passion for Suffolk as “a perfect destination for … More

The Cheshire Cookery School

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Basic Ingredients: Chef Director, Jason Palin, from the Cheshire Cookery School has a few years culinary experience under his chef’s hat.  He has cooked around the … More

The Tideswell School of Food

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Please note this cookery school is now closed Basic Ingredients: With a whopping average of 20 courses per month on offer at this Derbyshire cookery school … More

Stamford Cookery School

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  As far as we are aware Stamford Cookery School is now closed. Basic ingredients: Opened in March 2011 in the centre of the market town of  … More

The Devilled Egg Kitchen Academy

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Basic ingredients: Barbora Stiess runs this catchily named cookery school from her roomy Georgian home and kitchen based in Clifton, Bristol. Having trained at Leiths and worked … More

Edinburgh School of Food and Wine

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Aside from its fantastic location in an 18th-Century coaching house in the grounds of Newliston House, just 12 miles from the city, the … More

The Cook Academy

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Based in smart premises in the pretty market town of Alresford, near Winchester, the school offers a wide range of cookery tuition and … More

The Old Rectory Cookery School

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Based in a Georgian house in the village of Bentley on the Surrey/Hampshire borders, the Old Rectory Cookery School was once the home of Jane Austen’s brother … More

Dublin Cookery School

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Lynda Booth’s cookery school in Blackrock, Co. Dublin has a bright “art gallery” like ambience where aspiring cooks can try their hand at … More

Edinburgh New Town Cookery School

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A welcome newcomer to Scotland’s culinary scene, ENTCS is a slick operation run by Fiona Burrell and a team of mainly female chefs, … More

Cookery School at Little Portland Street

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Rosalind Rathouse is the professional chef and self-confessed food obsessive who runs, with great success, the Cookery School. Situated two minutes from Oxford … More

Ginger Pig

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This popular London butchers of rare breeds reared on the North Yorkshire Moors started out at Borough Market in the late 1990s and … More

Pudding Pie Cookery School

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A fun programme of classes mainly for adults but which also cater for children and teenagers. Classes can be held at any venue with … More

Fair Cake

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Cup cake course specialists that have inspired dozens of domestic bakers to set up shop. Run by Shikhita Singh, classes are held in … More

Smashing Pans

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NB: Please note that we understand that this cookery school has ceased trading. Please click here for more information and contact the school directly with … More

Thyme at Southrop

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A team of chefs and experts run this really fresh looking cookery school in the Cotswolds offering cooking, gardening and foraging courses, as … More

The Underground Cookery School

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Informal hands-on classes for corporate groups, hen nights and private parties held on the edge of the City of London. Classes are run … More

The School of Artisan Food

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The Welbeck Estate in the heart of Sherwood Forest in North Nottinghamshire is home to the UK’s only school of artisan food. Given … More

The Lighthouse Bakery School

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Located in the beautiful High Weald countryside in East Sussex, overlooking Bodiam Castle, this artisan bakery school runs a dozen or so different one-day … More

Buttermilk Barn Cookery School

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NB: Buttermilk Barn is now closed and Angela Herbert-Bell is offering courses at her new venture, Herbert’s restaurant and cafe in Keston. Angela runs 15 … More

Cooking with Angela Gray

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All round food dynamo Angela Gray runs polished day courses at two different historic venues in Wales: Slebech Park in Pembrokeshire and Fonmon … More

The Culinary Cottage

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Former cook to royalty Penny Lewis runs a selection of residential and one-day cookery courses from her cottage near Wales’s foodie capital Abergavenny. As … More

Cheese School

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Cooked up by food writer Fiona Beckett and Jess Trethowan of Trethowan’s Dairy, Cheese School proposes a full day of tastings and tips … More

Stirring Stuff: The Henley Cookery School

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As far as we are aware this cookery school is now closed. There are occasional posts on its Facebook page. The quietly assured … More

Ren’s Kitchen

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Group and tailor-made Indian cookery classes held in a modern cookhouse in the garden of Renuka Patel’s suburban house in North London. Groups … More

The Cooking School at Dean Clough

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Please be aware that this cookery school is due to close on July 31st 2015 Set in the Pennines, the school has a … More

Brompton Cookery School

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Based in a barn conversion on National Trust property this school runs a range of day, half day and week long courses as well … More

Le Cordon Bleu

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Classic, world-renowned cook school whose diploma is recognised in the industry as being one of the best. With campuses all over the world, … More

Main Ingredient Cookery School

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The cookery school is an offshoot of Flip Woods and Hoops Anderson’s impressive catering outfit based near Hemel Hempstead. Classes take place in … More

Cambridge Cookery School

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Expect to find a few Nordic influences in the dishes at this school run by Swedish-born Tine Roche. Located not far from the … More

Richard Hughes Cookery School

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Richard Hughes has been professionally cooking for 30 years and teaching for 20, so he knows a thing or two. There’s an emphasis … More

Authentic Ethnic Cookery School

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Canadian born Tertia Goodwin runs London’s first cookery school focused on international cuisines. A drab main road doorway leads to a spacious all-white ultra-cool … More

Just Cook

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Founder Tim Ryan runs courses from a gleaming high-tech kitchen. Tim confesses not to being a chef by trade and sees himself as … More

Olive Tree Cookery School

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Homely style hands-on baking, pasta-making and winter pudding classes run out of a fully fitted kitchen in a barn in the Purbeck Hills … More

Belle Isle Cookery School

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Each class at this Northern Irish Ballymaloe is formed of 12 pupils and aims to give them the confidence to do something different with … More

Manna from Devon

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Brownie and Sticky Pudding specialists Holly and David Jones run Manna from Devon out of their bed and breakfast Victorian home. David is … More

Bluebell Croft

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Unique two-day home-smoking and Aga cookery courses sourcing its ingredients from a working eco croft. Run by former rural Scottish chef of the … More

Swinton Park Cookery School

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Light, airy state-of-the-art kitchen in the converted Georgian stables of a 17th century luxury castle hotel with three AA rosettes. Chef Director Stephen … More

The Lesley Waters Cookery School

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Ready Steady Cook chef Lesley Waters leads hands-on, demonstration and bespoke masterclasses in the historic private family home of Minterne House. Located in … More

Cookery at The Grange

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Founded in 1981 in tree-filled grounds, The Grange enjoys a worldwide reputation. A countryside school run since 1988 by Jane Averill, who has … More

La Cucina Caldesi Cookery School

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Run out of the Marylebone kitchens of the husband and wife team from Return to Tuscany TV fame, this is the only Italian … More

The Bertinet Kitchen Cookery School

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Specialist baking and much more from 2010 BBC Food Champion Richard Bertinet. The persuasive French chef and author leads a multi-talented team of … More

Bettys Cookery School

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Situated in a large, purpose built school on the edge of Harrogate, Bettys Cookery School opened in 2001 and is a dynamic enterprise that … More

The Arches Cookery School

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Run by former caterer to rock stars Sarah Muir (pictured, right)  it’s a family affair based in a smartly converted barn at Grinkle … More

Waitrose Cookery School

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Based above  the handsome Art Deco Waitrose store in Finchley Road, the first Waitrose cookery school has ash blonde wooden floors and is … More

The David Adlard Cookery School

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Hands-on cookery days and “watch and eat” demonstrations by David and a team of hand-picked “star” chefs (including Aiden Byrne and Tom Kerridge) … More

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Lady G’s Cookery School

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NB: Lady G’s is not running courses in 2012 but hopes to resume business as usual in 2013. Monthly residential and day courses … More

Slattery’s School of Excellence

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Family-run business based in the former Mason’s Arms public house refurbished to include a showroom, shop, elegant dining room and school kitchen on … More

Mosimann’s Academy

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Set in a converted Victorian School in Battersea, the Academy was established by internationally renowned chef Anton Mosimann in 1996 and is run … More

Ashburton Cookery School

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One of the UK’s leading cookery schools, Ashburton offers more than 40 cookery courses from beginners to advanced cooks, and from Taste of … More

Fermyn Woods Hall

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Country house cooking in a grandly restored Victorian kitchen. Resident Cordon Bleu chef Emma Crowhurst (pictured, right) and “Lady AGA” Lucy Young steer students … More

The Raymond Blanc Cookery School

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Leading cookery school at two-Michelin-starred chef Raymond Blanc’s country restaurant and hotel. One, two or four-day courses for novices, children, corporate clients and … More