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The Grand York Cookery School Celebrates 1st Birthday

The Grand York Cookery School launched in March 2019 and with over 3,200 guests through the door, it’s safe to say it’s had an overwhelmingly successful year.

The Cookery School, located within Yorkshire’s 5 Star Hotel, offers a tempting selection of 43 classes catering to all kinds of abilities, tastes and ages. The classes are lead by former 3-AA-Rosette restaurant owner turned professional cookery lecturer Andrew Dixon.

Andrew Dixon, said: “We’ve welcomed more than 3,000 guests over the past year, proving there is absolutely appetite for what we are offering. Yorkshire is a culinary hub and we’re excited to have brought a unique event to the city’s food and drink offering.

The expansion was a huge investment for the hotel, so come with its risks, but aside from exceeding booking expectations, seeing the cookery school go from a derelict space to an environment full of joy and laughter, has been extremely rewarding.

Moving into the second year, we are looking at becoming an official cookery academy meaning we will be able to offer official qualifications as well as educational classes.”

And as a gift from us, you’ve got exclusive access to 25% discount on their half and full-day classes – GET OFFER

With over 2,500 square feet of space, the stunning cookery school has 16 workstations equipped with an induction hob, electric oven and premium cookery equipment. The purpose-built space offers a meeting area as a separate, screening room created for lectures, talks, and non-cooking demonstrations. There is also an external courtyard complete with herb garden and seating area.

Sessions range from £60 for evening classes, £85 for a half-day and full-day classes £159, led by expert tutors. Guests at The Grand York Cookery School will learn how to prepare authentic dishes, with fresh local produce at the heart of each creation. As well as corporate days, there is also be academy classes for those looking to advance their skills. Even the kids will have an opportunity to get involved with bespoke classes during the holidays.

March 2020 | The Grand York Cookery School Classes 

From ‘Perfect Pastry’ to ‘Around East Asia’ and ‘Vegetarian Dinner Party’ – there’s a range of classes to suit everyone’s interests. We’ve created a monthly class calendar for your YFG exclusive 25% discounted half-day or full-day vouchers. And don’t worry if you are fully booked, there are additional dates for all classes later on in the year for you to add to your diary.

TheCookerySchool Bread and Pastry

Friday 6th March 10 am -1 pm |Bakes – Bread & Pastry

Discover the secrets of the perfect Bread and make Traditional crumpets, baked with artichoke, Parma ham, mozzarella, basil.
Tomato, rosemary and sea salt focaccia, served with spiced shin of beef.

05/04/2020,  06/06/2020, 24/07/2020

Was £85pp, now £64pp – Get Offer

The Cookery School Grand fish dish

Friday 7th March, 10 am – 1 pm | Seafood Extravaganza

Seafood Extravaganza has been designed to teach you how to prepare a selection of fish and shellfish, as well as delicious accompaniments and complementary dishes. Learn how to shuck a scallop, delicately season a tartar and fillet a plaice with expert guidance.

Other upcoming dates: 08/05/2020

Was £85pp, now £64pp – Get Offer

The Grand York Cookery School Gift Voucher

Saturday 8th March, 10 am – 1 pm | Proper Yorkshire Cream Tea

Nothing is more quintessentially British than the Cream Tea. However, nothing beats a home-made recreation of a national classic. You’ll be able to master the lightest, fluffiest scones after this cookery class.

Other upcoming dates:  8/04/2020, 30/05/2020

Was £85, now £64pp – Get Offer

The Grand York Cookery School Beef Wellington

Friday 13th March, 10 am – 1 pm | Beef Wellington

Named after Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington and former Prime Minister, the Beef Wellington course will teach you how to re-create this true British classic, paired with ultimate baked potatoes and a rich port wine gravy.

Other upcoming dates: 24/04/2020, 18/07/2020

Was £85pp, now £64pp Get Offer

The Grand Cookery School Ingredients Things to do in York

Sunday 15th March, 10 am – 4.30 pm | A Taste of India

Explore the nostalgic taste and flavours of India for six whole hours, getting stuck in preparing two dishes and taking part in an interactive demonstration for the third. With tips on how to create Authentic Butter Chicken and fluffy Basmati Rice, you will pick up a chopping board rather than the phone next time you fancy a takeaway.

Other upcoming dates: 15/04/2020, 23/05/2020, 26/06/2020

Was £159, now £119 – Get Offer

The Grand York Cookery School Pasta

Friday 20th March, 10 am – 4.30 pm |Irresistible Italian

Discover the secrets behind the Italian’s passion for cooking and food with this Irresistible Italian course at The Grand York Cookery School. Master silky thin pasta, combine beautiful flavours to create a mouth-watering chicken main course and concoct a classic decadent dessert with a twist.

Other upcoming dates: 04/04/2020, 03/05/2020, 21/06/2020

Was £159, now £119 – Get Offer

The Cookery School Grand Chocolate Classics

Saturday 21st March, 10 am – 1 pm | Chocolate Classics

A chocoholics dream! Master the art of the chocolatiers with this Chocolate Trio course at The Grand York Cookery School. Begin with creating your own chocolate bar with a selection of flavourings, before making a velvety chocolate soufflé accompanied by a rich chocolate sauce.

Other upcoming dates: 29/05/2020, 28/06/2020, 31/07/2020

Was £85, now £64 – Get Offer

The Cookery School Vegetarian Dinner Party

Sunday 22nd March, 10 am – 1 pm | Vegetarian Dinner Party

A class not to be missed for keen bakers. Learn how to make your own baked Mediterranean vegetable tartlet, with an aromatic basil dressing before the Grand Cookery School Chef Tutor demonstrates a quick puff pastry and serves classic creamy glazed Crème Brûlée with buttery Viennese biscuits.

Other upcoming dates: 02/05/2020, 27/06/2020, 26/07/2020

Was £85, now £64 – Get offer

Fathers Day Steak Masterclass at The Grand York

Friday 27th March, 10 am – 1 pm | Dinner Party Steak

This Dinner Party Steak class is designed to help you master the ultimate soirée showstopper. Learn how to cook the perfect steak with a classic French peppercorn sauce, a perfectly crisp bubble and squeak and the understated Italian black cabbage.

Other upcoming dates: 14/06/2020 and 03/07/2020

Was £85, now £64 – Get offer

The Grand Cookery School Ingredients Things to do in York

Saturday 28th March, 12 pm – 3 pm | Vegan Winter Warmers

Satiate those cravings for deeply warming, hearty dishes that everyone experiences in the middle of the English winter with a menu that is full of flavour but minus the meat. The Cookery School Chef Tutor will guide you through the above selection of winter warmers, showcasing techniques and ingredients that are suitable for vegan and non-vegan diets alike.

Other upcoming dates: 03/04/2020, 04/07/2020

Was £85, now £64 – Get offer

The Grand York Cookery School, Station Rise, York YO1 6GD – 01904 380038


Afternoon Tea at The Grand York

Written by

Tara Harris


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