Tutors

Let us share our knowledge

Since Bettys first opened in 1919, we have built up a remarkable team of specialist craftsmen and women including master bakers, chocolatiers, confectioners, chefs and tea and coffee blenders. Bettys Cookery School is unique in being able to draw from this rich resource of talent and experience for our courses. Our expert tutors all share a genuine passion for great food, which is why attending one of our courses is always such a rewarding experience.

Lisa Bennison

Lisa Bennison

Senior Course Tutor

With her artistic flair, Lisa loves creating beautiful dishes for the photography on our website and course calendar.

Lisa has worked for Bettys for over 25 years in every corner of the business - no-one is better placed to share our secrets. She recently returned from a trip to Switzerland to further enhance her knowledge of Swiss food, chocolate making and pâtisserie.

Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor

Course Tutor

Chris brings 30 years of experience and knowledge to the Cookery School and loves learning all that is new in the culinary world.

Chris brings 30 years of experience having previously spent 15 years as Head Chef at a local country house hotel. He is delighted to share with you his classical cookery experience and appetite for bringing home-grown produce from garden to table.

Jenny Culver

Jenny Culver

Course Tutor

Jenny is passionate about sharing with others the craft and values behind Bettys.

Jenny has spent eight years working in Bettys kitchens and as part of the development team. She is passionate about sharing her in-depth knowledge of the craft and the values behind Bettys, nurturing and inspiring others with her love of good food.

Andy Lawson

Andy Lawson

Course Tutor

Locally born chef Andy is passionate about using high quality Yorkshire ingredients in his cooking and proudly supports some of the counties finest food suppliers.

Yorkshire born chef Andy takes delight in teaching innovative, seasonal and locally sourced recipes. After spending 18 years in respected hotel and restaurant kitchens, he is keen to share his experience, skills and enthusiasm for creating exceptional quality food using fresh local ingredients.

Will Pemberton

Will Pemberton

Course Tutor

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From an early age, as he helped to bake wonderful creations in his Grandmother’s kitchen using produce from the garden, Will knew his heart belonged to a career in food. A former Head Chef at a well renowned Harrogate restaurant, he joins us with a wealth of experience. His food is inspired by his many travels across the globe.

Our Bakery Experts

Mark Raine

Mark is a Master Craft Baker from our Craft Bakery. With 35 years experience he continues our tradition, nearly a century strong, of producing beautiful artisan loaves.

Kirsty Mitchison

With over 10 years experience working in our Craft Bakery, our highly skilled Chocolatier Kirsty leads our chocolate courses to share her extensive knowledge and expertise. It’s a crowded field, but we think she may just possibly have the best job at Bettys!

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