Maggie Harvey runs the children’s and some of the teenagers’ cookery courses at the Swinton Park Cookery School.
Maggie has spent the whole of her career teaching cookery to children and teenagers, running courses for the youngest of ages with the most basic skills, right up to older and more intensive levels. She is constantly developing new techniques and recipes and her courses both engage and inspire – combining an element of challenge with supportive encouragement and thoughtful tuition.
Maggie is a qualified chef who decided to pass on her skill to others by training to become a catering instructor. Maggie has taught at all levels and when not running classes at Swinton Park, she teaches mainly secondary children at a local school. Maggie also runs a successful home-baking business, making a variety of cakes and breads. She is a prize winning baker who appeared in BBC Country Show cook off where she beat TV chefs Valentine Warner and Ed Baines, winning first prize with her date and walnut scones at Nidderdale show.
Maggie is an enthusiastic, passionate cook who enjoys trying new tastes and recipes, which she regularly tests out on family and friends.
Courses run by Maggie Harvey
The Kitchen Gossip
As we get our first dusting of snow, it’s time to get cosy in the kitchen and start thinking about Christmas cooking and baking. Everyone’s favourite is our Christmas in a Box course, where you take home a Festive menu for six. Our Festive Fare course provides new twists to traditional dishes and if you’d rather watch and learn, our Christmas Chef Table Lunches and Dinners will fit the bill.
And don’t forget we sell Gift Vouchers for cookery courses and Chef Tables, which the recipient can book for the date of their choice.