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Swinton Park Cookery School

Ripon, North Yorkshire
Rated Based On 3 Reviews

  • Cookery Yorkshire's Swinton Park school
  • Hosted by chef Marc Williams & team
  • Courses receive top rated reviews
  • Half & full-day themed cookery classes 


What's Included

  • Half or full day hands-on, practical cookery class
  • Choose from a wide range of cookery courses.  There's a course to suit everyone!
  • Classes take place in a stunning country kitchen with breathtaking views of Swinton Estate Grounds and the Yorkshire Dales
  • Light lunch and refreshments are included

Course Types
  • Baking, Pastry and Desserts  Cover key techniques required in the world of baking, desserts and pastry
  • Artisan Bread Making  Develop your Artisan bread making skills and learn how to make exciting bread for day to day living
  • Seasonal Make the most of Yorkshire's seasons by using what is grown locally during various times of the year
  • Meat & Poultry  Learn how to prepare, cook and carve a full Sunday Lunch
  • Wellness Plant Based, Cooking for Better Health, Free From
  • International Dishes Indian Masterclass, Italian Cuisine, Middle Eastern, South East Asian, Modern Worls Street Food

What Can I Expect

Top-rated cookery classes at Yorkshire’s renowned Swinton Park cookery school are certainly experiences worth savouring! Mixing fun and flavour in equal measure, these half and full-day courses show you how to make delicious meals for every occasion, as well as baking and seasonal treats too.

Set in the converted Georgian stables of the stately Swinton Park at Masham in North Yorkshire, it's the perfect venue for a cookery school. The large open-plan kitchen has been designed in a farmhouse Shaker style, with lots of granite worktop space and big arched windows overlooking the courtyard and the adjacent castle hotel.

Cookery courses are hosted by the super talented Head Chef Marc Williams, supported by his team of gastronomic gurus. Marc is passionate about food. Having worked in Two AA Rosette and Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurants, he champions sustainability in fine dining and appreciates the heritage and flavours of the Yorkshire Dales too.

The ethos of this cookery school is very much local and seasonal produce, making the most of Yorkshire's world-wide reputation for farming and food. Many of the fresh ingredients used come from Swinton Park's own walled kitchen garden, with meat and fish coming from further afield on the same estate. What could be better than cooking venison or preparing trout from Swinton's very own farm and lake?

And indeed, all palates are catered for with this fine range of hands-on cookery courses. From creating that perfect choux pastry, to honing your knife skills prepping seasonal veg, there's bound to be a lesson to whet your appetite.

We are offering half day and full day cookery classes at Swinton Park cookery school. It's all thoroughly inspiring modern cuisine, with more than a nod to Swinton Park's Yorkshire heritage. 


  • All dates are subject to availability
  • Courses start at 10:00 (arrival at 09:45)

Half Day Cookery

  • Selected Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • 10:00-13:30

Full Day Cookery

  • Selected Sundays throughout the year
  • 10:00-15:30


  • Swinton Park Cookery School is located on the Swinton Estate, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales

Suitable For

  • Minimum age 18


  • Not suitable for spectators
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4 out of 5 stars

Average Rating: 4
Total Reviews: 3

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  based on 3 reviews

Rating: 4 stars
Elizabeth Dawson
Luke (new chef) is amazing! His charisma sets the day off, very informative whilst also making the ...
Rating: 4 stars
Justine Walker
Really enjoyable half day.
Rating: 4 stars
Difficult to understand the accent of the chef, but otherwise very good.