Welcome to the Applegarth Cookery School. Our courses focus on real food and simple cooking techniques that will educate and enhance your wellbeing. We are deeply inspired by our own farmland and are proud to uphold the highest standards of ethical sustainability in everything we do throughout all aspects of the business.

Let our resident & guest tutors show you how to produce beautiful food straight from the soil and reconnect with the land as you learn valuable skills, recipes and artisan techniques to change the way you cook forever.



Bespoke cooking classes, tailored for you

Our Cookery School is available for private cooking lessons, giving you the opportunity to refine your skills or learn something new in a small group or one-on-one environment. From recreating restaurant favourites to conquering the basics, our private classes can cover any topic, technique, or taste you like. Bring your friends along for a shared culinary adventure, or keep it simple by sharing it with someone special in couples cooking class. We can also arrange cooking classes for children over 12 years of age who may be looking to expand their culinary repertoire or learning to cook for their skills requirement of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

Whatever the menu, every private cooking lesson includes the use of high-quality ingredients and equipment, as well as a dedicated teacher. This means you won’t waste any time, instead spending every second of your private cooking class learning all that you can about your chosen menu, picking up handy tips and tricks that you can use again in your kitchen at home. We can cater to all dietary and allergy requirements as well, ensuring everyone can join in the fun.

Our hands-on approach to cooking means that you will learn as much as possible during your session. Prices start from £45 ph, per person and are suitable for 12 years and above. Packages are also available. Get in touch to enquire about availability.


Course topics include:

  • Knife skills

  • Bread making (Sourdough, Artisan, Basics)

  • Asian cooking

  • Pasta making

  • Pies & terrines

  • Tapas, Mezze & Street Food

  • Fish - filleting - prep and sauces 

  • Baking (Cakes, Gateaux, Roulades) 

  • Seasonal Courses (Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving)

  • Beginners Cookery 

  • Vegetarian & Vegan

At a glance:

  • Create a menu of dishes you want to cook, covering all dietary requirements

  • Learn in a state-of-the-art and energy-efficient kitchen

  • Work 1-1 or with a small group of friends alongside an expert teacher to refine your skills

  • Work with high quality, sustainable, primarily organic and locally sourced ingredients

  • Take home a recipe pack so you can keep cooking