Adult Cookery Courses

Cookery Courses run throughout the year at Swinton Park Cookery School and can be booked by both hotel residents and non-residential guests. Chef Director Stephen Bulmer brings with him a wealth of experience of cuisines and cookery techniques from top restaurants all over the world.

Stephen’s courses run over two days, one day or half a day. Classes are designed to cater for all levels of experience.

More details of Barbecue Cook and Lunch

Barbecue Cook and Lunch

Half Day. £40 Cook and Lunch, £25 lunch only, £15 child's lunch.
Improve your barbecue skills and enjoy a delicious al fresco lunch
More details of Beginners Bread Making

Beginners Bread Making

Half Day. £85.00.
Learn how to make bread by hand
More details of Bread Making

Bread Making

One Day. £160 weekends, £140 mid-week.
An introduction to the core techniques for making several different breads and variations.
More details of Christmas in a Box

Christmas in a Box

Half Day. £150 per person (includes meal for 6 to take away).
Be one step ahead of the crowd with this novel and stress free approach to Christmas catering.
More details of Cookery Club Mornings

Cookery Club Mornings

Ninety Minutes. £35.
Master a classic restaurant dish each week - click here for dates and dishes
More details of Cookery for Beginners

Cookery for Beginners

One Day. £140.
If you haven’t cooked much before, this course will teach you basic culinary techniques
More details of Cooking with Star Quality – Day Course

Cooking with Star Quality – Day Course

One Day. £175.
Restaurant-style dishes featuring advanced cookery techniques for the experienced home cook
More details of Cooking with Star Quality – French Cuisine

Cooking with Star Quality – French Cuisine

Two Day. £310 per person.
Restaurant-style dishes featuring professional cookery techniques for the experienced home cook
More details of Cooking with Star Quality – Italian Cuisine

Cooking with Star Quality – Italian Cuisine

Two Day. £310 per person.
Restaurant-style dishes from Italy featuring a wide range of Italian cookery techniques
More details of Dishes for Seasonal Entertaining 1 – Winter

Dishes for Seasonal Entertaining 1 – Winter

One Day. £160 weekends, £140 mid-week.
Delicious recipes and clever techniques for making warming, hearty dishes with winter ingredients
More details of Dishes for Seasonal Entertaining 2 – Spring

Dishes for Seasonal Entertaining 2 – Spring

One Day. £160 weekends, £140 mid-week.
A menu of delightful dishes featuring flavourful spring ingredients
More details of Dishes for Seasonal Entertaining 3 – Summer

Dishes for Seasonal Entertaining 3 – Summer

One Day. £160 weekends, £140 mid-week.
Fragrant and flavourful summer dishes featuring techniques you can use again and again
More details of Dishes for Seasonal Entertaining 4 – Autumn

Dishes for Seasonal Entertaining 4 – Autumn

One Day. £160 weekends, £140 mid-week.
Rich and flavourful dishes featuring autumn ingredients and a range of useful techniques
More details of Festive Aga Cookery

Festive Aga Cookery

Half Day. £80.
The Aga comes into its own at Christmas, with its range of ovens galore make festive cooking easy.
More details of Festive Fare

Festive Fare

One Day. £160 weekends, £140 midweek.
New inspiration for the Festive season, offer refreshing interpretations of traditional dishes
More details of Fish & Shellfish – Atlantic

Fish & Shellfish – Atlantic

One Day. £160 weekends, £140 mid-week.
Delicious dishes that will take you through the key techniques for preparing fish and shellfish
More details of Fish and Shellfish – Mediterranean

Fish and Shellfish – Mediterranean

One Day. £160 weekends, £140 mid-week.
Learn key techniques for fish and shellfish preparation cooking these delicious Mediterranean dishes
More details of Fish and Shellfish – Pacific Rim

Fish and Shellfish – Pacific Rim

One Day. £160 weekends, £140 mid-week.
Fragrant recipes featuring the distinctive spices of Thailand, Japan and India
More details of French Cuisine – Half Day

French Cuisine – Half Day

Half Day. £80.
Learn three delicious French dishes featuring classic culinary techniques to use again and again
More details of French Cuisine – The Cooking of Gascony

French Cuisine – The Cooking of Gascony

One Day. £160 weekends, £140 mid-week.
Rich, classic dishes from Gascony featuring French cookery techniques
More details of French Cuisine – The Cooking of Normandy and Brittany

French Cuisine – The Cooking of Normandy and Brittany

One Day. £160 weekends, £140 mid-week.
Classic dishes featuring the delicious ingredients of Normandy & Brittany
More details of French Cuisine – The Cooking of Provence

French Cuisine – The Cooking of Provence

One Day. £160 weekends, £140 mid-week.
Aromatic and flavourful dishes from Provence featuring French cookery techniques
More details of Game Cookery

Game Cookery

One Day. £160 weekends, £140 mid-week.
Delicious recipes and professional techniques for making game easy to prepare, cook and serve
More details of Indian Masterclass

Indian Masterclass

One Day. £140 per person (includes lunch).
Masterclasses in Indian Cookery with expert Indian chef Prett Tejura
More details of Italian Cookery for Beginners

Italian Cookery for Beginners

Half Day. £80.
Learn the techniques that underpin classic Italian cookery
More details of Middle Eastern – Half Day Course

Middle Eastern – Half Day Course

Half Day. £80.
The 'hot' cuisine of the moment featuring fragrant spices and exciting flavour combinations
More details of Middle Eastern Cookery

Middle Eastern Cookery

One Day. £160 weekends, £140 mid-week.
Learn about the flavour combinations and spices that make this the 'hot' cuisine of the moment
More details of Modern British Cookery

Modern British Cookery

One Day. £160 weekends, £140 mid-week.
Gutsy, flavourful dishes featuring the best of local produce, served in an informal gastro-pub style
More details of Modern British Cookery – Half Day Course

Modern British Cookery – Half Day Course

Half Day. £80.
Traditional local and seasonal ingredients recombined with imagination and flair
More details of Northern Italian Cookery

Northern Italian Cookery

One Day. £160 weekends, £140 mid-week.
Rich flavourful dishes from Northern Italy including wild mushrooms and game from Piedmont
More details of Professional Development – Five Day Course

Professional Development – Five Day Course

Five Day. £600.
Professional Development courses are aimed at cooks and chefs looking to improve their skills
More details of Professional Development – Three Day Course

Professional Development – Three Day Course

Three Day. £450.
Professional Development courses are aimed at cooks and chefs looking to improve their skills
More details of Professional Development – Two Day Course

Professional Development – Two Day Course

Two Day. £300.
Professional Development courses are aimed at cooks and chefs looking to improve their skills
More details of Southern Italian Cookery

Southern Italian Cookery

One Day. £160 weekends, £140 mid-week.
Learn to cook dishes with the delicious seafood and verdant produce of Naples, Capri and Sicily
More details of Spanish Cookery – Half Day Course

Spanish Cookery – Half Day Course

Half Day. £80.
Learn to make classic Paella and delicious Tapas dishes that showcase the intense flavours of Spain
More details of Supper Evenings

Supper Evenings

Two hours. £40.
Build your cookery skills and go out for dinner at the same time
More details of Teenagers Cookery Skills, Basic  – Day Course

Teenagers Cookery Skills, Basic – Day Course

One Day. £120.
Two courses for older teenagers (15+ yrs) to learn some key life skills or add to recipe repertoire.
More details of Teenagers Cookery Skills, Intermediate – Day Course

Teenagers Cookery Skills, Intermediate – Day Course

One Day. £120.
Intermediate Cookery Skills will expand the repertoire of more experienced teenage cooks (15+ yrs).
More details of Teenagers Cookery Two Day Bootcamp

Teenagers Cookery Two Day Bootcamp

Two Day. £220.
Two day course for older teenagers (15+ yrs) to learn the key skills needed to cook for themselves
More details of Thai Cookery – Half Day Course

Thai Cookery – Half Day Course

Half Day. £80.
Learn about the indigenous ingredients and key techniques that underpin authentic Thai cuisine
More details of The Ultimate Sunday Lunch

The Ultimate Sunday Lunch

Half Day. £80.
Discover the secrets of making the perfect Sunday lunch, with two classic roasts.
More details of Wild About Food

Wild About Food

One Day. £120.
Forage for wild ingredients with expert Chris Bax, to create gourmet dishes with chef Stephen Bulmer
More details of Mini Chefs (6-9 yrs) – Half Day

Mini Chefs (6-9 yrs) – Half Day

Half Day. £50.
Our Mini Chef's (6-9 years) cookery course teaches basic skills while having fun in the kitchen.
More details of Basics for Beginners (10-14 years) – Half Day

Basics for Beginners (10-14 years) – Half Day

Half Day. £60.
Our Beginners (10-14 yrs) children's cookery course builds confidence with further kitchen skills
More details of Confident Cooks (10-14 yrs) – Half Day

Confident Cooks (10-14 yrs) – Half Day

Half Day. £60.
For Confident Cooks (10-14 yrs) who want to develop their skills and broaden their recipe repertoire

The Kitchen Gossip

It’s lovely to see new season’s ingredients coming in, heralding the delights of the year to come. As well as Yorkshire rhubarb, the wild garlic is now in season and it wont be too long before new season’s lamb is available. Click Rhubarb to find my favourite spring recipe, which is very versatile and easy to make at home.

2014 has got off to a flying start with busy classes right across the schedule. Our Thursday Cookery Club Mornings and Supper Evenings have been very well received and our Barbecue Cook and Lunch courses get going over the Easter weekend.