The Cook Place Malton celebrates milestone

The Cooks Place Malton are celebrating 10 years in business.

Formally known as Malton Cookery School, the business, which runs a range of cookery classes and supper clubs, first opened their doors in 2013 and has since grown to be one of the focal points in Yorkshire’s Food Capital.

Owned and run by Gilly Robinson, who rebranded it as The Cook’s Place after the pandemic, the school has gone from strength to strength, expanding their course offering and welcoming many well-known guest chefs to their programme of events.

Starting life as a pop-up during Malton Food Festival, its popularity was such that Gilly was invited to join the planning team and organise further sessions during the festivals, which are run throughout the year by the Fitzwilliam Estate. From there, the business moved into a converted Chapel in the North Yorkshire town and began running several sessions each week to keep up with demand.

After being forced to shut during the covid lockdowns, Gilly was able to approach the Estate and take on the business herself, increasing its programme to include Chef Table events alongside their regular classes, and always with an emphasis on seasonal, locally sourced produce.

The Cook’s Place now sits alongside a number of artisan food and drink businesses in the town, many based around The Talbot Yard food court and is a focal point for foodies from across the country looking for a true taste of Yorkshire.

Gilly was awarded the Food and Drink Ambassador award at the Garbutt and Elliott Food Awards over recent years, continues to drive the business forward with new ideas and events including the upcoming ‘Cooking the Books’ series as well as Baking and Butchery masterclasses.

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