East Yorkshire Cookery School celebrates 10 years in business

The team at the award winning Yorkshire Wolds Cookery School in Driffield are celebrating their 10th anniversary this month.

Established on a former pig farm belonging to JSR Farms Ltd, the Cookery School and Guest Accommodation were established in 2010 to provide a range of courses for all ages and skill levels, plus overnight accommodation in a rural setting.

In the decade since, the cookery school which is the only one in East Yorkshire, has won multiple awards, including Food and Travel Magazine’s prestigious Best Cookery School in 2020 and hosted over 800 courses for some 6,500 people.

A registered Activity Provider for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Residential Award, the school employs a team of eight, including four resident chefs and has also welcomed many high profile guests over the years including Mary Berry, Michelin starred chef patron, James Mackenzie and Chef Consultant, Steph Moon.

Alison Johnson, The Yorkshire Cookery School’s Business Development Manager said: “Thanks to the spacious teaching kitchen and small class sizes, the cookery school was able to resume classes post lockdown and we’re now also hopefully preparing for a busy festive period.

 “Christmas is always a busy and exciting time at the Yorkshire Wolds Cookery School and we’re delighted that we are able to host Covid compliant ‘Rule of Six’ Christmas lunches on 17th and 18th December and popular festive courses including Christmas with Steph Moon, A Yorkshire Christmas and Christmas cake decorating.”

The cookery school’s extensive list of courses includes seasonal entertaining, international cuisine, specialist skills, fine dining and confidence in the kitchen, plus a range of bespoke classes, private functions, demonstrations and events for individuals, corporate clients, charities and networking groups. The school prides itself on supporting local producers and businesses and works with James Mackenzie to run the Golden Apron competition to find Yorkshire’s Best Young Chef.

The Highfield Farm luxury guest accommodation which is run alongside the school comprises nine rooms, conference facilities, a guest lounge and two dining rooms and the farm will be also shortly be able to accommodate a further 16 people in four glamping cabins.

For more information and to book courses online visit www.yorkshirewoldscookeryschool.co.uk

Photo: Left to right Agnieszka Trzeciak, Georgina Renfrew, Alison Johnson and Lynne Dodgson raise a toast to the Yorkshire Wolds Cookery School’s 10thanniversary