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Maggie Harvey

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

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 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 was a great thrill for me to win the Best Tutor category, at the recent 2014 British Cookery School Awards. Many thanks for all your very kind messages of congratulation.

With Christmas just around the corner, we’re all busy planning our seasonal entertaining. If you need some inspiration, come along to my Festive Fare cookery course for some great recipes and tips for preparing ahead. You’ll also find some of my seasonal recipes in the December issue of Yorkshire Life, with more to follow soon in the next issue of in Dales Life.