Cookery schools offering Dinner party courses

Teen Cooks summer cookery courses in France

Budding chefs get to lick the whisk at Teen Cooks
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These week-long, residential cookery courses for 15 to 18 year olds are held between late July and early September in an attractive 200-year-old … More

The Avenue Cookery School

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This family-run cookery school has recently moved to new premises in Wandsworth, south-west London, and expanded its repertoire to include a range of … 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

Caboodle Food Cookery School

You are never too young or to old to learn to cook
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With its background in nutrition and food safety courses, Caboodle Cook School has been training cooks for the past decade. Now home economist … 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

Red Lodge Cooking Courses

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A newly opened venture by experienced chef Peter Bunting, Red Lodge offers half or full-day cookery courses in a converted barn and shoot … More

Jenius Social Cookery School

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“Making connections through food” is the Jenius Social motto and it is inscribed on the glass door of their bright, modern venue in … 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

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

Classes take place around one big table at 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

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

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

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

The Wellbeing Farm Cookery School

The Wellbeing Cookery School has all mod-cons in a country setting
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Situated down the lane from the local moorland village of Edgworth and just 20 minutes from Manchester, Celia Gaze transformed Wheatsheaf Hill Farm into … More

Miele cooking courses

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The Miele Creative Living concept showcases its range of kitchen products via cookery courses, demonstrations and appliance schools, in Abingdon, London and Sutton Coldfield. Not … More

The Culbone Cookery School

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The Culbone Cookery School celebrates the best seasonal produce from Exmoor both in its home-style teaching kitchen and in its award-winning restaurant.  Beautifully sited … 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

Let’s Cook Scotland!

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Basic ingredients: Let’s Cook started in December 2009 when owner and head tutor, Sarah Mellersh, returned to her native Scotland to fulfil a burgeoning desire to … More

The WI Cookery School at Denman

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Basic ingredients: It’s more than simply preserves on the jam-packed roster of cookery classes run by the WI at Denman near Abingdon in Oxfordshire. Students can … 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

Jace Catering and Training Cookery School

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A brand new venue in Wallington heralds the arrival of short cookery courses from March 2013, courtesy of Surrey’s Jace Catering and Training … More

Rachel’s Kitchen

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Basic ingredients:  Anyone daunted by the prospect of cooking a meal from scratch but keen to learn would no doubt be inspired by Rachel Davies’ … More

Blackfriars Restaurant and Cookery School

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Described as the cornerstone of Newcastle’s historic past, the banquet hall here is a nod to the restaurant’s medieval roots and origin as … More

No.7 Cooking Academy

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Basic ingredients:  Located at No.7 the High Street in Welwyn, Hertfordshire, the No. 7 Cooking Academy is  run by globetrotting chef, Dennis Van Golberdinge and his … More

Colstoun Cookery School

Colstoun House is home to Scotland's first sustinably focused cookery school
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 Scotland’s first sustainable, organic cookery school is based in the beautiful grounds of Colstoun Estate, just 30 minutes from central Edinburgh. Courses take … More

Bridge 67 Cookery School

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Basic ingredients: From its humble beginnings in a farmhouse kitchen in 2006, Bridge 67 has upgraded to a purpose-built cookery school run by three experienced chef … More

The Cookery School, Isle of Wight College

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This cookery school has been closed and there are currently no plans to relocate it.   This brand-new cookery school based in Newport is … 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 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

Fairyhouse Food and Wine School

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Basic Ingredients: Owner Billie O’Shea trained at the excellent Ballymaloe cookery school before establishing Fairyhouse Food and Wine, a few miles north of Dublin in Co … More

Kent Cookery School

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What better home for this culinary sanctuary than the ‘Garden of England‘ which seems to be enjoying a foodie revolution at the moment … More

Dishy Cookery School

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Basic Ingredients: With good links from London Waterloo, this Surrey based cook school offers five-hour day courses from its homely but smartly equipped kitchen in the … 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

The Yorkshire Wolds Cookery School

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This new cookery academy is on a working pig farm but is kitted out with a smart modern teaching kitchen. There’s a healthy … 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

Blackheath Cooks

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The lovely website for this new cookery school and cook shop in South-East London promises a smart up-to-date culinary experience. Joy Neal set up … 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 Chef’s Room Fish and Cookery School

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Set in a modern kitchen in the World Heritage listed town of Blaenavon, the Chef’s Room adjoins long-standing fishmongers and food shop, Vin … 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

Divertimenti Cookery School

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Basic ingredients: Based in South Kensington, the original kitchenware shop, Divertimenti, offers several classes and demonstrations a day run by some of the best in the … 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

Daylesford Cookery School

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An offshoot of the famous organic emporium in the Cotswolds run by Lady Bamford, the cookery school is one of the few in … 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

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

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

Hampstead Cuisine School

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Please note this cookery school is now closed and its website directs to London Cuisine school in south-east London A quirky, well established … 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

Orchards Cookery School

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The Bomford sisters, Lucy and Isabel, run this award winning cookery school for budding cooks, where courses are hands-on,  lots of fun and … More

L’Atelier des Chefs

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Parisian brand L’Atelier des Chefs has been in London since 2008. It has a modern, hands-on philosophy that aims to get time-crunched town … More

Gables School of Cookery

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Located in a red-brick house on the fringes of the Cotswolds (about 20 minutes north-west of Bristol), Gables offers foundation hygiene, quick and … 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