The Swinton Park Cookery School is housed in the ground floor of the converted Georgian stables, which overlook the castle turret and parkland. Light and airy throughout, the stylish décor is comfortable – a relaxed environment well disposed to the appreciation of good food and fine wine!
The demonstration kitchen has been designed to the highest specification with equipment from Neff, LaCanche, Magimix, Le Creuset, Apilco, Thermomix, Kenwood, All-Clad, The Pasta Company, ICTC, Wusthof knives, Mermaid, Cookware UK and the homely atmosphere is complemented by an Aga and Fired Earth tiles.
Both the demonstration kitchen and dining room both overlook the castle turret and parkland with offices, a shop, toilets and preparation kitchen to the rear. The cookery school has its own entrance and is a very short walk across the drive from the hotel. The south facing lawn has outdoor seating, and there is adjacent car parking.
The Cookery School runs a busy programme of two day, one day and half day cookery classes throughout the year. Courses can be either residential or non residental and are available at a range of skill levels, including children’s cookery lessons. All cookery classes are hands-on and practical, covering a range of themes and cookery techniques from Game to Baking and from Dinner Parties to Wild About Food foraging courses, please see our courses pages for further details.
The Chef’s Table Demonstration Dining Experiences which take place at the Cookery School offer guests an opportunity to enjoy the entertainment of a cookery demonstration and fine dining. The Cookery School is also an integral part of our Gourmet Weekends which combine wine tastings and cookery demonstrations with gourmet dining.
The four acre walled garden behind the hotel is planted with fruit, vegetables and herbs, providing a ready source of fresh ingredients for the cookery school kitchen and cut flowers during the summer months.
The Kitchen Gossip
Hello from Steve
Summer is here at last and I cant wait to get out there! The produce grown in the walled garden and the wild food foraged in the Parkland and Estate makes Swinton Park a really special place to learn to cook. We are taking full advantage of this with some great ‘outdoor’ courses – Barbecue Cookery, Kitchen Garden Cookery and Wild about Food - as well as our courses in the cookery school, making the most of wonderful summer ingredients. Please see our cookery school News page for details of these and other forthcoming cookery school activities.
Please click here to review our full events calendar. This gives the dates for all our hotel events such as Garden Lunches, Wine Appreciation Lunches and Gourmet Weekends as well all cookery courses and Chef’s Tables.