Cookery classes in York – I have put together a list of cookery schools and classes in York and some that are not too far to travel to.  Why not learn fine cuisine at The Grand, York,  Indian cookery with Sharmini or perfect homemade pastry with Bettys – and everything in between!

Have a look at our suggestions for cookery schools in (and near) York.


The Cookery School at The Grand York

Station Rise, York YO1 6GD

The Grand, York stands proudly just inside in the city’s historic walls. The opulent hotel, where timeless elegance meets contemporary luxury, is also home to a state-of-the-art cookery school.

Our cookery school offers a variety of courses designed for everyone from novices to aspiring chefs. Not only are the cookery classes ideal for learning a little extra about fine cuisine, but it serves as a dynamic setting for events and conferences as well as providing a unique and fun experience for individuals.

Experience international cuisines to speciality courses and dinner party menus. Choose from a selection of virtual, express, half day, full day and three-day classes where you will enhance your skills and create impeccable dishes under the expert guidance of our chef tutors.

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Sharmini’s Inspirational Indian Cuisine

Crowned Nation’s Best Indian Curry Cookery School 2023. Experience a unique and authentic Indian culinary journey with York’s renowned Curry Queen, Sharmini and enhance your skills in the art of Indian cuisine.

Understanding the mysteries of Indian Cooking is in the proportion of ingredients used, the layering of spices and a keen sense of smell. Sharmini Thomas will guide you through the use of the key spices to create your own authentic Indian curries.

Sharmini’s Hands on Indian Cookery classes get booked up fast.

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Cookery Classes Near York


Yorkshire Academy of Chocolate & Patisserie (Formerly York Cookery School)


At the Yorkshire Academy of Chocolate & Patisserie (formerly York Cookery School) you can indulge your love of chocolate and patisserie, learn new techniques, hone your existing skills and pick up new and exciting recipes.

Based just a couple of miles from York city centre, our hand-picked team of expert chefs and instructors will teach you new skills, develop new ones and inspire your creativity.

We offer a range of courses on chocolate, sugar work, patisserie, bakery, plated dessert, mould making, chocolate showpieces, cocoa butter painting and sugar craft.

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Bettys Cookery School

Hookstone Park, Harrogate HG2 7DB

The Bettys Cookery School is in Harrogate rather than York.

Learn to cook the Bettys way at our award-winning Cookery School. With the help of our expert tutors you can make your own delicious food and discover the secrets of some of our signature treats. Suitable for everyone from kitchen novices to accomplished cooks, our courses are an ideal gift, treat for yourself or experience to share with friends, family or colleagues.

Cookery classes include (amongst others): Perfect homemade pastry and cake decorating secrets to seasonal classes for Christmas.

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Swinton Cookery School

Swinton Cookery School is a relaxed, open demonstration kitchen in North Yorkshire. Housed in a converted Georgian stable wing adjacent to Swinton Park Hotel, it is excellent for the preparation and skilful handling of great food and fine wine.

The Swinton Estate team, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, is passionate about using sustainable local produce throughout the four seasons.

The Cookery School runs a busy program of half day and full day hands-on, practical cookery classes throughout the year.

From classic baking and Sunday roasts to sushi and Thai, there’s a course to suit everyone. So if you are a beginner with a keen interest or a professional, broadening their knowledge, join us at Swinton and fall in love with cooking all over again.

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Wolds Cookery School

The Yorkshire Wolds Cookery School is at the heart of Wold Escapes. Established in 2012 it has gone from strength to strength and since its launch has won several awards including Food and Travel Reader Awards ‘Best Cookery School’.

All our courses run in small groups so that you get a unique experience and all the help you need from our small but dedicated team. The cookery classroom has been finished to a very high standard and each workstation is fully equipped with the best equipment.

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