Let us tempt you with our Fantastic Winter Pâtisserie Promotion!

Beat the winter chill and enjoy a weekend of Pâtisserie magic! Expand your skills creating delicious and delicate sweet treats.

Book a place on our new Viennoiserie Intermediate course taking place on Saturday 25th February 2017 at full price and get a second place on Patisserie Perfection (Advanced) taking place on Sunday 26th February 2017 at half price!!*

Please call us on 01423 814016 to make your booking as this promotion is not available online. (Office hours: 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday)

*Please note, our offer is only valid on the courses specified above and is subject to availability. This offer cannot be redeemed online.

Welcome to our new look Cookery School Brochure and Winter/Spring course dates for 2017

Our new look brochure gives you lots of useful information about the Cookery School, there’s also a guide to our course types to help you choose just the right one for you.

Browse our website or download our list of new course dates, which includes some of our most popular classes and exciting new courses to whet your appetite too. From creative Pâtisserie, flavourful and healthy eating, to exotic and aromatic cooking with spices – create delicious dishes and bakes that will impress your family and friends on any occasion.

An inspiring mix of courses for all abilities - join us for a day to remember, learn new skills and enjoy the results!

Bookings can be made online, or via the telephone. If you can’t find what you’re looking for or just need some help, please give us a call (01423 814016) we’ll be happy to help you choose the right course.

Watch out for our next release of 2017 courses and dates in February.

Download our PDF About Bettys Cookery School
Download our PDF Winter & Spring 2017 Course Dates

Bettys at the Country Living Christmas Fair -
1st-4th December 2016

Once again our Cookery School tutors will be demonstrating delicious festive creations at this year’s Country Living Christmas Fair in Harrogate. Appearing each day they will share their expertise, knowledge and ‘top tips’ as they work and we will be featuring these recipes on the website after the event so that you can try them for yourself at home.

‘For all things Bettys’ ensure you pay a visit to the Bettys stand to find out all about the products and services that we offer. For the perfect Christmas gift we'll have a small range of our wonderful Bettys items available to purchase and, for the budding cook in your life - a Cookery School gift voucher for a one-day practical course – treat them to a day to remember and enjoy the results!

If you can’t find what you’re looking for why not visit our Café Tea Room on Parliament Street in Harrogate where the full range of our lovely Christmas gifts and goodies will be available to purchase.

Learn the things the cookbooks don’t tell you with Bettys Baking Secrets

Each week during the new season of Great British Bake Off we’ll be sharing Bettys Baking Secrets in short films and downloadable, slip-them-in-your-recipe-book hints, methods and tips. Our Cookery School tutors know exactly how to ensure your bottoms are never soggy and we’re going to reveal them to you. These are the things the books don’t tell you; the notes that you write in the margins of your cookbook.

There will be clues about cake, suggestions for choux, and knowledge about kneading. All the things you need to get from dozy dough to star baker.

Discover Bettys Baking Secrets

We’re delighted to share our new Autumn & Winter 2016 seasonal courses

We're delighted to share our new seasonal courses. Get ahead this busy festive season, from dazzling desserts and mouth-watering entertaining dishes that can be prepared in advance, to delicious Christmas inspired dishes ‘with a difference’ on our new Chef’s Table demonstration course. And, for our budding Young Chef’s, create your own magical themed, Winter Wonderland Christmas treats.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please browse our website or give us a call (01423 814016) we’ll be happy to help you choose the right course. Booking can be made online, or via the telephone.

Watch out for our new 2017 courses and dates launching mid October.

Download our list of new seasonal courses and dates, be inspired and join us for a day to remember.

Out & About - The Great Yorkshire Show 2016

Our tutors had a fantastic day in the fabulous new Food Hall at the showground during this year’s incredible show. They were interviewed for the Stray FM Food & Drink Show and were proud to exhibit their culinary skills, demonstrating a Whitby Crab Seaside Salad and Tea Smoked Venison with Lingonberry Jam for visitors.

Let us tempt you with our Fantastic Summer Promotion!

Book a course taking place before 8th September (at full price) and get a second place half price* 

Please call us on 01423 814016 to make your booking - this promotion is not available online.

*Please note, our offer is valid on courses taking place between the 1st August and 8th September only and is subject to availability. This offer cannot be redeemed online and does not apply to demo or our Young Chef courses.

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We’re delighted to share our updated 2016 Annual Course Calendar

Our updated 2016 Annual Course Calendar includes a wide selection of courses for all abilities, with extra dates added for our most popular courses and there are some exciting new courses too. With summer approaching, vegetable gardens and farmers markets will soon be full of wonderful fresh produce. Our inspiring mix of courses make the most of the season's best to create delicious recipes that will impress your family and friends on any occasion.

This calendar includes a summary of all courses currently available for 2016, so pick your favourites and get booking today to secure your place! Further seasonal course dates for Autumn & Winter will be released in August.

And if you can’t find what you’re looking for, please browse online or call us – we’ll be happy to help you choose the right course.

Booking can be made online, or please call us on 01423 814016.

Download our updated 2016 Annual Course Calendar, be inspired and join us for a day to remember (PDF).

We’re delighted to share our new seasonal courses

We're delighted to share our new seasonal courses. These include flavourful and healthy eating, exotic and aromatic cooking with spices and creative party cakes for our young chefs. And just in case you missed out on our most popular courses, we’re pleased to announce some extra dates for your diary.

Download our list of new courses and dates, be inspired and join us for a day to remember. (PDF Spring & Summer 2016 Seasonal Update, 120 KB)

A Royal Visit

We were honoured and thrilled to welcome Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, to the Cookery School on 18th February as part their private visit to our family business, Bettys and Taylors.

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Welcome to our new Annual Calendar

We’re delighted to announce the arrival of our brand new course calendar.

Our 2016 calendar includes a wide selection of dates for our most popular courses and there are some exciting new courses too. You can also book online so choosing just the right Cookery School course for you couldn’t be easier.

Our exciting new 2016 calendar includes:

  • A helpful guide to our courses
  • Top tips from our Tutors
  • A collection of free recipes
  • Courses across the entire year – to help you plan ahead

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Booking Online is Here!

If you’d like to book a place on one of our many tempting courses it couldn’t be easier - with lots of helpful information along the way, just add your place(s) to the basket and off you go!

If you would like further information or would rather book a place by telephone just give us a call on 01423 814016 and a member of our team will be happy to help. Our office hours are 8.30am-5.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).

Welcome to our New Seasonal Update

We have a mouth-watering selection of new courses to tempt you. And just in case you missed out, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve added in some extra dates for our most popular courses too.

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Air Conditioning

As the warm weather approaches we are happy to announce that we now have air-conditioning here at the Cookery School.

You can be sure of feeling cool and comfortable working in our kitchen on one of our many courses!

Welcome to our new Annual Calendar

We’re delighted to announce the arrival of our brand new course calendar.

We’ve made some exciting changes, including releasing a bigger selection of course dates across 2015 so that you can choose and plan ahead. You’ll find dates for our most popular classes and exciting new courses to whet your appetite.

Our exciting new 2015 calendar includes:

  • A helpful guide to our courses
  • Top tips from our Tutors
  • A collection of free recipes
  • Courses across the entire year – to help you plan ahead

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BBC Good Food Show 2015

The ultimate day out for food-lovers returned to the Yorkshire town of Harrogate, from 10th – 12th April 2015. The BBC Good Food Show – Spring, brought an incredible range of independent, artisan food and drink producers, well known brands, and the opportunity to see celebrity chefs including James Martin and Mary Berry.

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The Day Great British Bake Off Winner Nancy Came to Bettys

On 5 December, Nancy Birtwhistle, winner of 2014’s Great British Bake Off, joined forces with us to deliver a one-off demonstration course.

We are all Bake Off fans at the Cookery School and so were thrilled that Yorkshire woman Nancy was crowned winner this year. It was a real honour that she did her first demonstration with us, particularly because her approach to baking is so close to the one that we share with our customers: consistently good tasting cakes and bakes delivered through mastering the basics, practical ‘know how’ and attention to detail.

Standing behind our demonstration counter, Nancy said ‘I feel so proud and so privileged to be invited here to Bettys today. I think people are wanting to learn how to bake again which really excites me because there was a worry that some of these skills were going to disappear. I came here on a cookery course 12 years ago. Never ever in my wildest dreams did I think I would be the one giving the demonstration!’

Nancy demonstrated two festive recipes – her delicious
Festive Leftover Quiche (PDF, 360Kb) with her signature pastry and a Cranberry and Orange Swiss Roll (PDF, 446Kb). We are pleased to share these recipes with you so you can try them for yourself.

We were delighted to share this lovely experience with an intimate audience of aspiring bakers, including some of our most regular Cookery School customers and some ‘next generation’ bakers who we’ve supported through our Cooking for Schools programme.

Bettys Cookery School named Best Cookery School in the UK!

Independent judges have named Bettys Cookery School the best cookery school in the UK. Last week we triumphed in the Best Cookery School category at the Looking to Cook UK Cookery School of the Year Awards. Then this week we followed it up with a Highly Commended at the British Cookery School Awards in London.

We’re all thrilled with this exceptional double whammy. With more than 400 cookery schools in the UK today, we were pitted against some very tough competition and the success represents an outstanding national endorsement.

Emma Wray, who heads up Bettys Cookery School, said: “It is a real testament to the expertise and skills of our team of tutors and our unique philosophy of teaching cooking ‘the Bettys way’. We are especially grateful too for the teaching support of our master craftspeople at our own award-winning Bettys Bakery.”

 

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