The team at an award-winning Driffield cookery school and luxury bed and breakfast are celebrating their 10th anniversary.
Established on a former pig farm belonging to JSR Farms Ltd., The Yorkshire Wolds Cookery School and Guest Accommodation were established in 2010 to provide a range of cookery and skills courses for all ages and skill levels, plus overnight accommodation in a rural setting.
In the intervening decade, the school has won multiple awards, including Food and Travel Magazine’s prestigious Best Cookery School in 2020, hosted over 800 courses for 6,500 people and increased its team from three to eight, including four resident chefs.
The school, the only one in East Yorkshire, has also welcomed guest chefs including Mary Berry, Michelin starred chef-patron, James Mackenzie, and Chef Consultant, Steph Moon and is a registered Activity Provider for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Residential Award.
“Thanks to the spacious teaching kitchen and small class sizes, the cookery school was able to resume classes post lockdown and is now preparing for a busy festive period,” said Alison Johnson, Yorkshire Cookery School’s Business Development Manager, who has been with the school since its inception.
“Christmas is always a busy and exciting time at the Yorkshire Wolds Cookery School and we’re delighted that we are able to host Covid compliant ‘Rule of Six’ Christmas lunches on 17 and 18 December and popular festive courses including Christmas with Steph Moon, A Yorkshire Christmas and Christmas cake decorating.”
The cookery school’s extensive list of courses includes seasonal entertaining, international cuisine, specialist skills, fine dining and confidence in the kitchen, plus a range of bespoke classes, private functions, demonstrations and events for individuals, corporate clients, charities and networking groups.
The school prides itself on supporting local producers and businesses and works with James Mackenzie to run the Golden Apron competition to find Yorkshire’s Best Young Chef.
Highfield Farm luxury guest accommodation comprises nine rooms, conference facilities, a guest lounge and two dining rooms.
The farm will be also able to accommodate another 16 people in four glamping cabins that are being installed before Christmas. Each pet-friendly cabin will be suitable for two adults and two children and will have its own hot tub.
To book any of the courses or a table for Christmas lunch, please visit https://yorkshirewoldscookeryschool.co.uk/